A while back, I wrote an article on my top 5 iconic chronograph watches. Some of you readers wondered why Zenith wasn’t in there. Quite simply, it didn’t make my personal Top 5. But, I do love the Zenith El Primero movement, and think that its reputation as a great chronograph caliber is well-earned. Hence, to make it up for some of you fellow watch nerds out there, here I focus especially on chronograph movements rather than watches.
Have you secured your ticket yet for America’s luxury watch show? WatchTime New York, taken place October 23-24 at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall, boasted more than 20 watch brands displaying their new timepieces for 2015 . Among the most recently signed brands is Porsche Design, which will introduce its new 1919 Datetimer Series 1 collection.
The highly regarded and multi-faceted Porsche Design Studio is aligned with the history and principles of Porsche, the German automobile manufacturer. The studio places the highest importance on function, taking an engineering approach to design. Professor Ferdinand Alexander (F. A.) Porsche, designer of the first Porsche 911, lived by this motto; “If you analyze the function of an object, its form often becomes obvious.” It was here the emblematic Porsche Design Chronograph I was born.