Porsche Design unveiled the 1919 Datetimer Eternity at this year’s Baselworld, this collection was inspired both by Bauhaus design and by the aesthetic codes of the legendary Porsche 356 sports car.
The headliner of the new Porsche Design 1919 Datetimer Eternity collection has a 42-mm case made of bronze-colored titanium and features a unique-looking gray-green dial, protected by a convex sapphire crystal with seven layers of nonreflective coating on both sides. The influence of the Bauhaus art-and-design movement is evident in the elegant, minimalist dial, which features a classical arrangement of central hours, minutes and seconds hands, a date window at 3 o’clock, and ceramic-insert Arabic numerals and hour indices.
Behind the screwed caseback of the Datetimer Eternity beats the watch’s engine, an automatic Sellita SW 200 caliber outfitted with the brand’s “Icon” rotor and storing a power reserve of 38 hours. The strap — attached to the case by Porsche Design’s characteristic open-design lugs, is brown alligator leather with a folding clasp, a complement to the watch’s vintage, patinated appearance.
For those looking for a more “traditional” Porsche Design watch, the brand offers the 1919 Datetimer Eternity Black Edition, available in four distinct versions with a variety of straps and bracelets. The dials are classical black rather than gray-green and the strap/bracelet options include All Black , All Titanium , Black & Rubber, and Titanium & Rubber. All of the Eternity Black Edition also feature 42-mm cases and Sellita SW 200 movements.