Filed under: Timepieces / Watches
With 16 overall wins, nobody has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans more times than Porsche. The journey started in 1970 when Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood led a 1-2-3 finish for the German team behind the wheel of the iconic Porsche 917 K. Forty years later, Porsche Design has released a special-edition chronograph to commemorate the occasion in the grandest of style.
Bearing a dial styled after the 917 K's dashboard instruments and offset by the number 23 that adorned the triumphant 917 K and which followed Herrmann throughout his career, the Porsche Design P'6612 Dashboard Le Mans 1970 Limited Edition features an automatic chronograph movement and a tachometer scale around the bezel can be used to calculate overall speed, etched into the brushed and polished titanium case and affixed with a perforated calfskin strap with red topstitching reminiscent of the 917's steering wheel. Only 917 examples will be made, each accompanied by a scale model of the 917 K and a booklet signed by Herrmann and Attwood.