Porsche Design 1919 Globetimer UTC Watch
The main new watch released by German replica Porsche Design Watches at Baselworld 2019 is the Porsche Design 1919 Globetimer UTC. Germans generally prefer to use the term "UTC" (Coordinated Universal Time) rather than Greenwich Mean Time ("GMT") as a matter of style, but in reality, they are the same thing. Porsche Design didn't want to just release a GMT (UTC) watch in the brand's new era, but wanted something technically interesting, unique and, of course, practical. The Porsche Design 1919 Globetimer UTC is all there is to it.
Inside the watch is a brand new movement that Porsche Design calls "in-house". I believe this is an exclusive movement made for them, called the calibre WERK 04.110, which relies on modules placed on the base movement. The WERK 04.110 operates at 4Hz and has a power reserve of 38 hours (a bit slim for a watch at this price point) including local time, date hand and a second 24 hour time zone with AM/PM indication window An indicator hand, which can be adjusted in either direction using the buttons on the case.
The 1919 Globetimer UTC is ideal as a travel watch because of its ability to adjust the UTC hands "East" or "West" depending on the direction of your travel. While two-way GMT watches are not new, they are relatively uncommon, and each one is a little different. Regular GMT/UTC watches usually only allow the wearer to adjust the 24-hour hand in one direction. Each time the button on the side of the 1919 Globetimer UTC case is pressed, the UTC hand moves one full hour in one direction or the other. Unless you're going somewhere with a 30-minute time zone, that's pretty much all the travel watch features you'll need when trying to time two different time zones at the same time.replica watches online
Standard complications from Porsche Design include a small window near 9 o'clock that serves as a day/night (AM/PM) indicator for the main time zone. This helps the wearer to better adjust the main time, working in harmony with the UTC hand. The dial also features the date indicated by hands on the main dial. With this hand, the 1919 Globetimer has five full hands from the main handle. That's not a record in itself, but it's pretty rare and another interesting story about timepieces.
Porsche Design reviews two important characteristics of the WERK 04.110 caliber. The first is that adjusting the UTC time does not negatively affect the performance of the movement, i.e. it does not affect the accuracy of the primary time. In some watches, the adjustment system is suspended or somewhat hindered when operating functions. Porsche Design has made it clear that operating the UTC complication does not affect timing accuracy. In addition, the movement is COSC-Chronometer certified, adding extra value and ensuring chronometric performance.perfect replica watches
The basis of the Globetimer UTC collection is the new Porsche Design 1919 case. Porsche Design originally introduced it to give it a more unique look. The 1919 was designed to be a wristwatch that, when seen on the wrist, would immediately say "Porsche Design" to the onlooker. Of course, this takes years and depends on whether the watch can provide a unique visual experience. In most cases, this has to do with the 1919 case, which wears a bit more than its 42mm-wide size might suggest. This is due to the "monolithic" skeleton lug construction that protrudes from the case, which itself attaches to the strap or bracelet. The lugs of the 1919 case are so prominent and nearly 15mm thick, the Porsche Design 1919 Globetimer UTC looks best on medium to large wrists.
Is the watch titanium? Of course it is - that's the Porsche Design we're talking about. In fact, in 2019, Porsche Design also released a full 18k rose gold version of the 1919 Globetimer UTC with a black dial. Other models include blue, brown and black dials, mostly in matte sandblasted titanium cases. Only the blue version comes with a Porsche Design titanium bracelet, the other models come with a thick "Genuine Porsche Cars" leather strap.replica Jacob & Co Astronomia Sky watches
The overall quality and construction of Porsche Design is now really impressive. Details on the 1919 Globetimer UTC include the polished titanium bezel and some angles on the pushers. The textured crown looks good and is very comfortable to hold. The dial is both attractive and legible, even if it doesn't immediately strike you as new or different. What I really like about the 1919 Globetimer UTC is that you really get the feeling that it's a product of modern design, but it's produced from a long tradition of expertise and style that closely resembles the feel of the best cars today. Kind of like a Porsche car? Porsche Design would like to think so.
When it comes to Porsche cars, Porsche Design (part of the same group of companies) is increasingly linked to the automotive segment of the brand. It's a little different from the mentality of a few years ago, which was to make Porsche Design feel very independent. In addition to the various Porsche Design watches that are actually aimed at specific Porsche owners, we're starting to see more design philosophies between Porsche Design watches and the German company's world-popular models such as the 911 series.
The 1919 Globetimer UTC case has a handy chart on the back to help you know which time zone you should be in based on your travels. It certainly helps - but as a watch lover, I wanted to check out the movement here. For me, the best style is the blue dial and matching titanium bracelet, but if it works for the wardrobe and skin tone, the brown version is quite eye-catching.replica BRM FF39-40 watches