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.
2020 Porsche 992 911
The Porsche 911 is one of the most iconic models in automobile history, with the first 901 generation unveiled in 1963. Since then, Porsche has redesigned the platform with more performance and technology. The 992 was announced in 2018 as the eighth generation with updates to launch the 911 into a new era of styling. The exterior redesigned to present a more modern muscular look using a significantly wider wheel housing, new LED headlights, a variable-position rear spoiler, and an elegant rear lightbar. The interior is updated to a modern spec using inspiration from the ‘70s Porsche 911 models. A straight-line dashboard with recessed instruments allows for a balanced driving experience. A larger 10.9-inch display provides comprehensive connectivity for the driver and passenger. The configuration of the Porsche 992 911 is just as personalized as it has ever been, including an array of color options and materials that give customers the ability to create the perfect vehicle.
Performance is the key that drives the Porsche 911, with past variations equipped with different levels of performance. The Porsche 992 911 launched with the Carrara S and Carrara 4S, a rear-wheel and all-wheel drive option that produces 443 horsepower. The turbocharged flat-six engine of the 911 is paired with the ultra-responsive 8-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission, making the driving experience effortless. New assistance systems such as Wet Mode are standard equipment, which helps detect water on the road using a camera-based warning and brake assist system. The Porsche 992 911 starts at $113,200 and includes various sub-models with GT chassis on the way.
Why To Buy
The Porsche 992 generation is a great buy for any Porsche enthusiast that enjoys modern styling and performance that is backed by the brand that continues to lead as a German sports-car manufacturer. The new platform incorporates a performance-focused system with modern technology and safety options, making it a drivable vehicle for anyone in the family. The meticulous configuration process allows for any customer to spec the perfect 911 for the driveway.
Porsche Design originated as a branch of the automobile manufacturer as a way to deliver Porsche inspired lifestyle products to complement the brand for owners and enthusiast. The watch collection features a Sport Chronograph Configurator that allows individuals to build a watch using the same process as if it was a Porsche 992 911. All components have the ability to be changed using premium materials and color codes that are also incorporated into the vehicles rolling off the factory floors.
The Porsche Design Chronograph is a 42mm example that is driven by an in-house WERK 01.100 automatic caliber. The color of natural titanium and black titanium are available for the case, bezel, and optional metal bracelet. Color codes pulled directly from Porsche are used to highlight the dial ring, leather strap, and decorative stitching. A transparent back case and winding rotor display the inner workings of the mechanism. The choice of a Porsche wheel style as a winding rotor is an available option, which includes nine different OEM rim styles. As if that is not personalized enough, Porsche Design added custom engraving for the case back, as well as graphic engraving on the plaque included in the packaging. The Porsche Design Sports Chronograph configurator has over 1.5 million design possibilities starting at a base price of $5,150.
Why To Buy
The configurator for the Porsche Design Sports Chronograph is the best option for a custom timepiece because it gives the customer the ability to spec the perfect watch for their intended use. The platform has the means to create timepieces that can be dressed up or down while still celebrating a specific Porsche or the brand heritage as a whole. It is the perfect addition to any Porsche owner or enthusiast’s collection.
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