Porsche Design Rattrapante Chronograph Snaps red dot Award

The international red dot Award Product Design competition honored the flyback chronograph P`6920 Rattrapante Limited Edition this year. The product was awarded in the category “watches and jewelery” with the “red dot” seal, which recognizes high design quality.

The Porsche Design P´6920 Rattrapante Limited Edition is a mechanical flyback chronograph, which is available in a limited edition of 200 watches in the titanium version.

 “The P´6920 Rattrapante Limited Edition combines venerable Swiss watchmaking with the purist Porsche design in an exceptional way,” Patrick Schwarz, CEO the Swiss watchmaking company Eterna SA, the licensee for the production and sale of Porsche Design watches, said in a release. “The split-second mechanism is a complicated function which is not easy to realise.”

The chronometer allows the user to precisely measure and display intermediate times as often as required. The Rattrapante has a 45 mm casing which is made of titanium, a light weight and resistance to corrosion metal.

The casing gets its black surface thanks to PVD technology: this vacuum-based process causes a matt black layer of metal nitrides to condense, protecting the watch from external influences. The sapphire glass back provides a view of the Valjoux 7750 automatic mechanism with Porsche Design rotor system.

Additionally, the flyback chronograph comes with a certificate of precision issued by the Controle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) and offers a power reserve of 48 hours.

“Porsche Design focuses on technically inspired products with a timeless, functional and purist design”, said Juergen Gessler, CEO of the Porsche Design Group. “We do not follow fashionable trends, instead we offer our customers long-lasting products which are created to be lifelong companions.”

The award ceremony will take place on July 5, 2010 in Essen (Germany).

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