Porsche Design introduced a new collection of timepieces in October, the 1919 Collection. The new line is inspired by the Bauhaus German design and architecture movement, which had a strong influence on the company’s founder, Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche. With clean, balanced aesthetics and minimalist designs, the timepieces from the 1919 collection embody the core elements of the Bauhaus style.
“We are honoring the Bauhaus style as a significant element of our brand’s DNA and are celebrating the upcoming Bauhaus centenary in 2019,” says Dr. Christian Kurtzke, president & CEO at the Porsche Design Group. The new collection includes two models, the 1919 Datetimer Series 1, and the 1919 Globetimer Series 1. Powering both models is a 26-jewel Sellita SW 200 movement with a Porsche Design logo rotor and 38-hour power reserve. A key aesthetic feature for the watches are gaps at the band attachment and a form-locking transition into the strap that give their appearances a certain lightness. The Datetimer has a minimal dial structure, allowing for easy reading, while the Globetimer’s dial features a 24-hour ring on the dial and an additional hand indicating the time in a second time zone.