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 exotic automotive industry and even specific vehicles altogether. Makes and Movements will be selecting spectacular products 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 Design 911 GT3 RS Chronograph
Having a motorsport division at its disposal, Porsche is spoiled with engineering capabilities that further enhance the design, performance, and technology of its collection of sports cars. Alongside its on-track development, the German automotive manufacturer extends its luxury lifestyle through the Porsche Design branch. The two powerhouses work in unison to deliver quality high-end products, while showcasing the shared similarities and values of both industries . After recently debuting the new 992 generation of the legendary Porsche 911 GT3 RS, the horologists at Porsche Design were quick to follow up the news with a limited-edition watch to commemorate the occasion. Adding another example to its family of exclusive vehicle watches, the Porsche Design 911 GT3 RS Chronograph pairs perfectly with the newly redesigned Porsche 992 911 GT3 RS.
Made From Lightweight And Durable Titanium
The limited-edition example follows the same production process as the 718 Cayman GT4 RS watch, with each exclusively available for owners of the new 992 911 GT3 RS. The Porsche Design 911 GT3 RS Chronograph features a matte black titanium case design, with matching pushers and a gloss black bezel that control its performance functions. While the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS presents first-ever characteristics like carbon fiber doors, Porsche Design adopts the same thought by incorporating the lightweight material into its dial design. The automotive-inspired chronograph dial configuration displays a series of sub-dials that help track lap times and other functions, with a power reserve indicator that includes the GT3 RS logo and the statement “Born in Flacht”.
In-House Porsche Design Caliber WERK 01.200
An in-house Porsche Design caliber WERK 01.200 acts as the engine behind the dial, allowing it to start, stop and reset in one operation. A transparent sapphire backcase illuminates the meticulous inner workings of the match, which is seen through a factory GT3 RS wheel rotor. The outer portion includes engravings and individual production numbers to signify the special edition release from Porsche Design. The strap choice for Porsche Design’s new timepiece showcases a black perforated leather band with vibrant accents and contrast stitching. The Porsche Design 911 GT3 RS Chronograph comes with the same available Weissach package as the vehicle, which comes with a special plaque or your individual watch in addition to an engraved 911 GT3 RS model.
Exclusive To New Porsche 911 GT3 RS Owners
Why To Buy
Although the Porsche Design 911 GT3 RS Chronograph proves to be a perfect on or off-track tool for any car enthusiasts, the production series is available exclusively for owners of the new model. Being a vehicle-exclusive model, the rarity behind the piece will carry far beyond the secondary watch market and onto the vast community of Porsche enthusiasts. If you happen to be one of the lucky individuals to receive a vehicle allocation, enhance the experience by customizing the watch to match your specific build. Learn more about the 911 GT3 RS Chronograph and Porsche Design’s custom chronograph configurator by clicking on the link below.
Porsche 992 911 GT3 RS
Ever since its introduction into Porsche’s lineup, the 911 GT3 RS continues its uprise with updates that make it one of the most popular sports car models in automotive history. The 911 GT3 RS family is made up of seven generations that all incorporate characteristics and aspects from its predecessors, setting the benchmark for performance car production around the world. Nineteen years after its initial debut, Porsche is proud to keep its historic lineage going with the new 992 generation 911 GT3 RS. Because of the incredible power of the 911 GT3 RS’ engine, Porsche focused on aerodynamics and weight reduction to make the 992 Porsche 911 GT3 RS better than ever.
Full Carbon Fiber Bodywork With F1-Inspired Aero
Incorporating elements from Formula One racing, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS is equipped with a drag reduction system (DRS) for the first time. The system achieves lower drag and higher speeds at the push of a button, activating airbrake positions through the swan neck rear wing, front, and rear of the car. Porsche increases airflow and cooling with front wheel-arch ventilation and distinctive louvered openings inspired by the iconic Le Mans-winning 911 GT1. The aggressive ride height of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS is managed through an easy-to-use driving dynamic system, offering Normal, Sport, and Track modes. In an industry where every ounce counts, Porsche upgrades the 911 GT3 RS exterior with racing DNA and an intelligent lightweight construction.
Track-Inspired Interior Cabin
The interior of the 911 GT3 RS showcases a driver-oriented cabin, highlighting itself as a weapon purely designed for the track. The comfortable carbon fiber bucket seats make use of contrasting microfiber cloth, with the color-matching GT3 RS logo beautifully embroidered in each headrest. Behind the Alcantara sports steering wheel lies the digital gauge cluster, which features the track screen already familiar from the 911 GT3. At the touch of a button, the driver can reduce the digital displays on the two seven-inch side displays to essential information only. Lightweight carbon fiber reinforced plastic is also used in the interior, including the standard full bucket seats, trimmed in black leather and Race-Tex joining carbon fiber trim throughout the interior to characterize the pure, sporty ambience.
4.0L Naturally-Aspirated 6-Cylinder (518HP)
At the heart of the beast is Porsche’s high-revving 4.0L Naturally-Aspirated 6-Cylinder Boxer engine, increasing its overall power output to 518 horsepower. The seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) has a shorter overall gear ratio than the 911 GT3 and is aided by air intakes on the underbody to ensure that the transmission can withstand even extreme loads during frequent use on the track. The 911 GT3 RS accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds and reaches a top speed of 184 mph in seventh gear.
Why To Buy
The new 992 generation Porsche 911 GT3 RS is the best new addition to any garage because of its rich legacy as the perfect road-legal race car. Establishing itself as one of the most anticipated car releases of the year, every collector is racing to a dealership in hopes of securing a build slot for 2023. Along with popularity and performance, Porsche also offers an extensive configuration process that customizes each build exactly to the owner’s wants and needs. For those lucky enough to acquire a chassis, Porsche Design welcomes owners to configure a limited-edition chronograph to commemorate the purchase. View all of the current Porsche 911 GT3 RS examples for sale on duPont REGISTRY by clicking on the link below.
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