News February 2009

P´6920 Rattrapante Chronograph takes a bow

Limited edition of 250 Rattrapante timepieces

The Watch Quote™ - February 13th, 2009

The Porsche Design P´6920 Rattrapante Chronograph watch

Grenchen/Bietigheim-Bissingen — Porsche Design presents the P´6920 Rattrapante Chronograph with a mechanical movement, which will be available in a limited edition of 250 timepieces. Porsche Design licensee Eterna will be displaying the sporty, masculine P´6920 to the trade at the Baselworld World Watch and Jew-ellery Show, which is held from March 26 to April 2, 2009. The timepiece can precisely measure and display intermediate times as often as required. The Rattra-pante is limited to 200 timepieces in PVD-coated titanium (Physical Vapour Deposition) and 50 timepieces combined with classically elegant rose gold.


Two hands capable of stopping time

The P´6920 Rattrapante is capable of measuring intermediate times by using the split-second mechanism. When the chronograph is started with the right-hand push-piece (2 o’clock position), the two superimposed central seconds hands be-gin to move. The lower seconds hand is stopped by the third push-piece on the left and indicates the first intermediate time. When the left hand push-piece is actuated again, the first hand catches up with the second one and moves on in synchrony. This function helps explain the name of the watch: the French word “Rattrapante” means “catching up”. The Rattrapante Chronograph comes with a certificate of precision issued by the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.


Optimum legibility

A characteristic of Porsche Design watches is the clarity of the design, typography and colour of the dial, which ensure immediate and unequivocal legibility. The three chronograph counters and the date indicator feature red and white accents, en-sures optimum legibility through the gently cambered sapphire crystal. The central seconds hand displays the stop function and the fly back hand the intermediate time. The two hands are easy to tell apart thanks to their differing red and green tips. To prevent parallax error, the minute markings are printed on the underside of Porsche Design Timepieces the crystal around its periphery. Obscuring of the stop function hands is ruled out by the semi-skeletal design of the main hands. These main hands, the digits and the indices are coated in grey shades of Superluminova to aid legibility. For the first time, the Porsche Design logo and the watch’s designation appear on the periphery of the dial, thereby accentuating the overall harmony of the watch.

Functional design

The distinctive case of the new timepiece is 45 millimetres in diameter and made from titanium, a material typical of Porsche Design characterised by exceptional lightness and resistance to corrosion. The black surface is applied to the case us-ing PVD technology: in this vacuum-based coating process, a matt-black layer of metal nitride is generated by condensation, which protects the watch from external influences. While the first version is presented in a completely black finish, the sec-ond incorporates elements of rose gold. This classically elegant material offers a fascinating contrast to the sporty, contemporary design of the watch and serves to emphasise its superior quality. The bezel and case back, both in rose gold, enclose the titanium case in a rugged structure. Four screws hold this structure securely in place, underscoring the altogether masculine lines of the watch. The three PVD-coated titanium push-buttons provide optimum grip and call to mind the pedals of a sports car. The same goes for the screwed-down crown with its clous de Paris embellishment, which is optionally available in rose gold.

The natural rubber strap with its titanium-coated folding clasp has grooves on its inner surface to provide enhanced ventilation to the skin. The sapphire crystal on the case back allows the user to admire the Porsche Design rotor system and self-winding Valjoux 7750 movement. The commercial launch is scheduled for the last quarter of 2009.

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Porsche Design P´6920 Rattrapante Chronograph

Technical Specifications


Reference number:6920.69.43.1201 / 6920.13.43.1201
Movement/functions:calibre Valjoux 7750 AR2;
self-winding mechanical chronograph with split-second mechanism, 46-hour of power reserve;
certificate of precision;
hours, minutes and seconds;
date indication;
Porsche Design rotor system.
Dial/hands:black with honeycomb pattern;
30-minute-counter at 12 o’clock, 12-hour-counter at 6 o’clock;
small seconds at 9 o’clock;
date indication at 3 o’clock;
rhodanised bar indices and Arabic numerals as well as white or gold-coloured skeletonised triangular hands coated with grey luminous material;
black central seconds hand with red tip and black fly back hand with green tip;
black chronograph counters and date indicator with red and white accents.
Case/back:satin-finished and shot-blasted titanium case with black PVD coating, combined with titanium bezel and case back with black PVD coating affixed with four screws and satin-finished and shot-blasted titanium case with black PVD coating, combined with 18-carat rose gold (4N) bezel and case back affixed with four screws;
screwed crown with clous de Paris embellishment in titanium with black PVD coating or 18-carat rose gold (4N);
black PVD-coated titanium push-buttons in the design of the pedals of a Porsche Carrera GT;
cambered, anti-reflective, scratch-resistant sap-phire crystal with white minute track;
sapphire case back;
water-resistant to 50 meters.
Dimensions:diameter: 45 mm;
height: 15.5 mm.
Strap/clasp:black natural caoutchouc strap with inside moulded in the profile of a Porsche Carrera GT; shot-blasted pin buckle in black PVD-coated titanium.

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