| By Maria Pires

Porsche Design Monobloc Actuator

Precision and innovation


Inspired by the prestigious car brand, the watchmakers at Porsche Design have developed a new chronograph called the Monobloc Actuator, a watch that imperceptibly integrates start, stop and reset functions in its case. The slide valves of the Porsche 911 RSR racing engine have provided the blueprint for the watch’s main feature: a rocker switch that performs all the necessary functions of the chronograph and prevents moisture penetration during operation.

The 45.5 mm case is water resistant to 100 metres, meaning you can operate the chronograph when underwater. It is made of titanium, a metal Porsche Design led the way in using in the 1980s. The movement found in the timepiece is an ETA Valjoux 7754 calibre, with a 28,800 vph frequency and a power reserve of about 48 hours.

The model comes in many versions, such as the Porsche Design Monobloc Actuator GMT-Chronotimer, in titanium, which is available with matt black or blue dial. The finish can also include a black rubber or titanium strap. However, all models feature a screw-down crown, scratch-proof sapphire crystal with anti-glare coating on both sides, and a sapphire crystal caseback, providing a view of the movement.