For a while now, Porsche Design (the watchmaker) has been working carefully with Porsche (the automotive producer) to create very particular watches that not solely match particular vehicles from the vary, however that can be totally custom-made by way of a configurator that’s clearly impressed by what you might do with a automotive. The concept is fairly easy but reasonably cool, as one can create a watch that completely matches his/her new sports activities automotive. And we all know that vehicles and watches have loads in widespread. Following the launch yesterday of the brand new 718 Cayman GT4 RS, Porsche Design brings its personal model of the track-inspired mannequin, with a brand new customizable flyback chronograph.
The 718 Cayman GT4 RS
If most know concerning the existence of the 911, the model’s icon, Porsche has a couple of mannequin in its vary. The opposite sports activities automotive is the 718, a mannequin that has all the time been a bit within the shadow of its larger sister, however which comes with some reasonably fascinating specs, the primary one being a mid-engine structure, referred to as the perfect place. And if Porsche has, till now, made the 718 much less highly effective and quick than the 911, issues have modified since yesterday, with the 718 Cayman GT4 RS, a automotive that’s principally the inner competitor to the opposite star, the 911 GT3.
Utilizing the Cayman as a base, the group of the GT division has applied the 4.0-litre, 500hp naturally-aspirated flat-six engine of the GT3 proper behind the seats… The promise of high-revs and spectacular induction noise. The remainder of the automotive is equally hanging, with all the weather optimized for the monitor – aggressive aero package deal, complicated suspensions, stripped-down inside… A nimble, light-weight machine to chase milliseconds on the monitor! And since weight is decrease than a GT3, this may make the 718 Cayman GT4 RS fairly an opponent on the subject of eradicating some rubber from its tyres.
The Porsche Design Chronograph 718 Cayman GT4 RS
It’s not the primary time Porsche Design presents a customizable watch associated to a brand new mannequin from Porsche. We’ve lately seen the Porsche Design Chronograph 911 GT3 or the Porsche Design Chronograph “911 GT3 With Touring Bundle” Version and the recipe right this moment is analogous. The bottom stays the identical, the sometimes PD chronograph with racing inspiration, but now the model provides new design choices to make this new mannequin completely according to the brand new 718 Cayman GT4 RS.
The case is the traditional 42mm motorsport-inspired watch we’re now accustomed to, and it’s accessible both in pure titanium or with black titanium carbide coating. In the identical vein, one can select between two bezel designs, with tachymeter or 60-minute scale, once more both in black or pure titanium, so you may create distinction or uniformity with the case.
The reference to the automotive continues with the dial of the Porsche Design Chronograph 718 Cayman GT4 RS. The connection to the motorized 718 finds expression in different particulars, such because the matte black, anti-reflective dial, for instance, which is impressed by the sports activities automotive’s rev counter. It can be ordered in real carbon fibre, for an much more racing-oriented theme. The dial options a number of white and sign yellow accents, and the ‘GT4 RS` emblem and stylized checkered flag on the working second at 9 o’clock. The dial is framed by a hoop that may be chosen in the very same color as the outside of the automotive. As commonplace, the dial is framed by an Arctic Grey ring, which is the hero color for the 718 Cayman GT4 RS.
Turning the watch over, the caseback reveals the Porsche Design Caliber WERK 01.200, a proprietary flyback chronograph chronometer-certified by the COSC. As with earlier fashions, the rotor is formed precisely like the edges of the vehicles it matches. Right here, you’ll discover two design choices (GT4 RS or Weissach), and every might be ordered in 5 or 6 totally different colors – that are the identical because the automotive in query.
The Porsche Design Chronograph 718 Cayman GT4 RS is worn on a black leather-based and Race-Tex strap with embossed emblem and ornamental stitching in Arctic Grey or Deep Sea Blue. Extra straps/bracelets might be ordered, made both of titanium or real Porsche inside leather-based in varied colours.
The Porsche Design Chronograph 718 Cayman GT4 RS is now accessible for order by way of licensed Porsche dealerships. Additionally, every Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS buyer who configures their timepiece can be issued a person code with which to put their order at their licensed native Porsche seller. Worth begins at EUR 8,050 however goes up relying on the choices chosen. For extra particulars about this new mannequin, please go to porsche-design.com.