Exotic cars and fine handcrafted timepieces complement each other in a similar way that salt and pepper do. They just work. In many cases, watch manufacturers create pieces that tailor to the automotive industry and even specific cars altogether. Makes and Movements will be selecting spectacular supercars available through duPont Registry and pairing them with current or pre-released watches. The diversity of both the vehicles and timepieces will shed light on different brands and help educated on new areas of each industry.

Porsche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition

It seems that in the automotive world, anything created and released by Porsche is considered to be special, so how do you know when something is extra special? The answer is when it comes with a name like Porsche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition. The limited-edition release from Porsche inspired by the spirit of the 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s are bringing the lifestyle of bygone times back to the road, honoring iconic Porsche classics with numerous design highlights. The limited-edition 911 features five exclusive paint colors to choose from, one being Cherry Metallic, to pair with the 50s inspired gold badging incorporated throughout the vehicle. Added to the paintwork are white motorsport-inspired graphics, recalling the early days of Porsche competition racing history. A classically designed Carrara Exclusive wheel comes equipped on each example, with a set of classic-look black finished brake calipers. Overall, Porsche hit the nail on the head when looking to blend styles from past eras into one modern appearance.

The first Heritage Design model is based on the new 992 generation 911 Targa introduced just days ago and has been equipped with the latest technology for chassis, assistance systems, and infotainment. A twin-turbocharged boxer six-cylinder provides 443 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque to the special edition 911 Targa 4S. An 8-speed PDK transmission paired with Porsche’s technical four-wheel-drive system allows for a 3.6 second 0-60 mph time, while other configurations offer different results. While the Porsche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Edition is limited, each vehicle is still configurable with available options such as a manual transmission and sports chrono package. The performance behind the 911 Targa 4S best blends high-performance with functional drivability.

Why To Buy

Porsche continues to be an industry leader in the automotive segment, with each highlighted milestone celebrated with a limited production vehicle results in a new collectors example. The automotive world saw it with vintage Porsche models, making enthusiasts kick themselves for not buying when they could. The Porsche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Edition is a great buy because it incorporates all of the design stylings from the greatest eras of sportscars, making it a piece of automotive history. Mechanically, the Porsche 911 Targa 4S platform is a performance packed four-wheel-drive vehicle ready for all elements of weather. Lastly, the production of Heritage Edition Porsches is limited to 992 units to signify the current 911 generation, making it a rare chassis to own.

Porsche Design 911 Heritage Design Chronograph

n most cases, if you are lucky enough to purchase a new Porsche, it may be a less than likely decision that a luxury watch purchase would come shortly after. The Porsche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Edition put that thought to rest because once an enthusiast secures a limited edition chassis, they also lock in a limited edition Porsche Design to match the vehicle. The timepiece is meant to signify past vehicle design features that inspired the special project by Porsche.

This mechanical watch has an elegant and clean design and, just like the car, is limited to 992 units. Again just like the car, the designers have drawn their inspiration for many of its details from the legendary Porsche 356 and iconic Porsche 911 Targa. For example, the design of its watch face, with its white second hand and Phosphorus Green rings, is inspired by the cars' speedometer and rev counter while the hours on the watch face are inscribed in a font that is deeply characteristic of Porsche. The new watch's strap is made of genuine Porsche interior leather and the way that 911 is embossed in it is a further tribute to the iconic sports car.

Why To Buy

A "why to buy" quickly turned into a "why to own" considering the luxury Chronograph by Porsche Design is gifted to each of the 992 Porsche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Edition owners. The limited production watch is a must because it holds significance as a collector example based on the quality and story attached to it as a one-of-a-kind project by Porsche Design. The Chronograph itself provides comfort from the premium leather strap, and just as the 911 is functional, it also features a 48-hour power reserve and 150-meter water resistance. Plus, it would be extremely cool to own a watch that matches your limited edition Porsche 911.

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