Just in time to celebrate your latest hostile takeover or portfolio windfall, a new “ultimate luxury toy” package of a private jet/sports car combo also includes a special timepiece in the prospectus. But you’ll have to pony up for the whole deal to strap it on your wrist.
In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer and performance carmaker Porsche have joined forces to create just 10 pairings of a special co-designed Phenom 300E business jet and a Porsche 911 Turbo S vehicle, elegantly dubbed Duet, for a projected sticker price of about $ 11 million. In their quest to create “a truly seamless experience from road to sky,” the partners tasked sibling watchmaker Porsche Design (who also designed some exclusive bespoke luggage for the project) with outfitting corporate baller Duet buyers with a fine wrist instrument. I mean, you wouldn’t want to fly without one.
Of course, design and vibe overlaps abound between the business jet, automobile, and the watch itself. The 10 cockpit-inspired titanium Porsche Design 1919 Globetimer UTC Embraer Edition watches carry the special Duet project logo, feature an instrumentation-style virtual horizon across an anthracite center dial, and add a jet icon riding on the end of its central date hand. When you consider that even the cost of the 911 Turbo S is kind of a rounding error on the price of the business jet, that’s a good amount of attention to pay to a watch. And, literally, the only way to acquire one is to purchase a Duet pairing.
The COSC-certified 1919 Globetimer UTC is already regarded as an innovative travel timepiece and utilizes what at first appear to be chronograph pushers to simply and easily jump the time back and forth an hour while you are in transit (plus and minus symbols are embossed on the hardware). A dot-style day/night indicator rides at nine o’clock, while inner bezels register the numerical date (as mentioned), carry 12-hour indices, and also deliver 24-hour UTC “military” time on the outer rehaut ring.
Certainly, while winging your way across time-zones in your six-passenger, 464 ktas (about 533 mph) Phenom 300E – the fastest, longest-range single-pilot business jet in the world – such an intuitive solution to staying on time in flight will be as welcome as your next cocktail or legal vindication. And behind the wheel of your 640 hp, 2.2-second giddyup from 0 to 60 mph Porsche 911 Turbo S, the gold standard in performance automobiles? You’ll be gripping a steering wheel that picks up the timepiece’s design cues and glancing at an analog/digital dash clock that also mimics the watch’s special aviation details.
Brand: Porsche Design
Model: 1919 Globetimer UTC Embraer Edition, limited to 10 executions
Case Material: Titanium
Dial Color: Anthracite on black
Indexes: Arabic numerals and batons
Water Resistance: 10 bars
Strap/Bracelet: Contrast-stitched Porsche interior leather
Caliber: WERK 04.110
Functions: Hours, minutes, central seconds, date, day/night indicator
Power Reserve: 38 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz
Chronometer Certified: Yes, COSC
Pricing & Availability
Price: Around $ 11 million (if you have to ask…)
Limited Edition: Yes, only 10 will be offered.
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