This year is 2022 and Porsche is celebrating its 50th anniversary. In commemoration of the company’s five-decade-long lifespan, the brand is surprising Porsche owners in a big way. This time, they’re not doing so with a lavish car, but with stylish and fancy wristwatches. To add to the surprise, the auto giant is not ‘inventing’ a new timepiece. Rather, it aims at taking Porsche lovers back to the origin of the brand: the 1970s.
Originally, these two classic watches were released during the 1970s along with the then-lavish Porsche model, the S 2.4 Targa Classic. In 1971, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, the mastermind behind the auto giant, thought of something that is unusual for most auto companies. The founder of Porsche decided to design a stylish wristwatch while launching the then-popular car, the Porsche 911. With pnly 750 limited units, these wristwatches were among the most sought-after offerings of Ferdinand Porsche.
As the Porsche 911 became one the most iconic car in the history of Porche, so too did the Chronograph 1 – the matching high-quality timepiece. By then, every Porsche 911 owner was eligible to get the stylish Chronograph 1.
Porche Relaunches the 1972 Chronograph 1 in 2022
Porsche is now reintroducing those classic watches that were widely popular in the 1970s to all Porsche lovers. Both the 1972 Chronograph 1 and Chronograph 911 50Y Porsche Design are relaunched in 2022. This is mainly to commemorate the brand’s 50th anniversary and to appreciate the maestro behind the giant automaker, Ferdinand Porsche.
It is pertinent to mention here that both of these wristwatches are of high quality and feature an intricately lavish design. The Chronograph 1 is all-black, with a platinum body, and features a unique set of red and white hands. Similarly, the 911 Chronograph 1 features a crystal case and is extensively designed in line with the design of the Porsche 911.
In honor of the five-decade automotive journey, Porsche is not only surprising its customer base but instead, the giant automaker is traveling back to the 1970s and honoring the founder of Porsche. Interestingly enough, both of the Chronographs are in limited number once again and so, if you qualify for a ‘Porsche Wristwatch,’ you need to be proactive and grab one ASAP. After all, if you are a classic Porsche lover, these high-quality timepieces will make you travel back in time, in style.
Just like Chronograph 1, the 911 50Y Porsche Design is also limited to 750 units. So, the earlier you grab yours, the better.