The Porsche Design watch more expensive than a 991 Turbo S
Over the last 42 years, Porsche Design (now a majority-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG) has led the way in boutique design, crafting everything from pens to sunglasses, and clothing to timepieces.
Our focus falls firmly on the latter here, with a watch featuring a price tag more astronomical than a well-optioned Porsche 991 Turbo S. Yes, the Porsche Design P6910 Indicator is more expensive than Zuffenhausen’s 580hp, twin-turbocharged missile.
First released by Porsche Design in 2004 (after three years of development), the Porsche Design P6910 Indicator was the world’s first automatic chronograph with a purely mechanical stop-time display.
The 800-piece Kaliber 6036 movement (designed and manufactured by Swiss watchmakers, Eterna) is the most complex series-manufactured movement in the world and is shown off in all its glory behind the clear sapphire case back. Each watch is hand-assembled by a single watchmaker.
The P6910 takes many of its styling cues from the Carrera GT, including the titanium rotor blade fashioned after the Porsche supercar’s wheel, the stopwatch function buttons inspired by the Carrera GT’s pedals, and the real rubber strap that features the exact tread pattern from the car’s Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres.
Originally, the Porsche Design Indicator watch was offered (in limited numbers) in a pure titanium finish. However, the timepiece featured here is even more exclusive, finished with 18ct rosé gold and limited to a remarkable six pieces worldwide.
With Number One accounted for by the Porsche family and three others already sold, only two are left for sale. This is Number Six, the only one for sale in Europe, and is available from either the Porsche Design concession in Harrods, or the brand’s flagship London store.
And that ‘more-than-a-Turbo-S’ price tag? This incredibly exclusive timepiece will set you back an eye-watering £197,500. If you want one for Christmas, you best get saving now.