Porsche Design adds 911 Speedster Heritage Design Chronograph to auction benefitting United Way
Porsche Design has created a unique watch exclusively for 911 Speedster customers that has been added to the auction package of the last 911 (991) being auctioned off for charity. The one-off watch has features reminiscent of Porsche heritage as well as hints of the company's modern design era.
"Porsche Design is honored to contribute to this charitable auction in light of COVID-19 by including a unique timepiece," commented Dr. Jan Becker, CEO of the Porsche Design Group. "The engraved chassis number on the case back will make this flyback chronograph a true one-of-a-kind collector's item."
The watch features design attributes related to the 911.Photo courtesy of Porsche AG
The Switzerland-made 911 Speedster Heritage Design Chronograph features the word "Speedster" on its black face, timer functionality,
The silver winding motor mirrors the car's unique wheels.
Its strap is made form the same cognac leather that is in the cabin of the 911.
The watch is a COSC-certified timepiece with flyback function. It will feature the chassis number of the final 991 generation 911, making it unique.
Porsche auctioned off the final 911 (991) that was created for charity this week. The digital RM Sotheby's auction raised $1,000,000 for the United Way Worldwide's COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund following a winning bid of $500,000 and a dollar-for-dollar donation match by Porsche Cars North America.
Accompanying the car and watch as part of the auction lot, the winner received an invitation to take a person, behind-the-scenes tour of the Porsche AG Weissach development headquarters – including experiencing the test track – on a 1:1 basis with Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser and Andreas Preuninger, heads of the 911 and GT model lines respectively. They also received a one-of-a-kind book illustrating the assembly and completion of the last 991, including photographs and an original sketch by the Speedster design team.
The watch's strap is made from the same leather that can be found on the inside of the 911.Photo courtesy of Porsche AG
Accompanying the car is a letter of authenticity from Porsche confirming the chassis number applied to this car is indeed the last of the 991 generation to enter and pass down the serial production line.
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