“If you analyze the function of an object, its form often becomes obvious,” was the credo of Ferdinand Alexander Porsche and the starting point of many of his designs. Against this background, the 1919 Globetimer UTC wristwatch clearly aims at meeting the high design standards set by the founder of Porsche Design. Showcasing a timeless language of form, this world-time wristwatch fascinates with its high ease of operation and a very good legibility of the displays. The model with a blue dial and high-quality titanium strap looks outstandingly elegant. The performance of the innovative switching mechanism that offers wearers to easily adjust the time when travelling across time zones is both exclusive and surprising. No matter where in the world, the simple push of a button resets the 12-hour hand to show the new local time. A day / night disc serves as an a.m. / p.m. indicator, helping the wearer set the time for the correct half of the day. Linked to the local time, the date automatically shifts forward or backward when necessary. Naturally, the minute and home time displays remain unaffected by the reset. The wristwatch features the 04.110 movement, which was specially developed to meet outstanding requirements. In order to guarantee high quality and precision, every movement is tested and certified for accuracy and precision by the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC), an independent testing institute in Switzerland.
Statement by the Jury
With this world-time wristwatch, Porsche Design has succeeded in integrating the function of quickly setting a new local time into the housing of a chronometer. The watch’s innovative elements have been perfectly harmonised with the familiar design details. Thus, the time zone push-buttons are harmoniously in line with the crown. The housing with its openings has also been beautifully designed. The technically complex titanium strap rounds off the elegant overall appeal.
Porsche Lizenz- und Handelsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, Ludwigsburg, Germany