Ferdinand Alexander Porsche – the founder
Ferdinand Alexander Porsche is the grandson of the Porsche founder and the designer of the legendary Porsche 911. He founded the company Porsche Design in 1972. The genius behind Porsche Design GmbH set out to create a timepiece that perfectly pairs with famous sports cars. Much like the speedometer and the tachometer designs of the Porsche 911 automobile, the dials of Porsche watches are created in black to ensure optimal legibility. The first watch to be presented by Porsche Design is the world famous Chronograph I, which debuted in 1973 and features a matte black case that is comprised of stainless steel. Later on, another version of the timepiece was released with a glass-bead-blasted case and a stainless steel bracelet.
A special feature of the legendary Chronograph I is evidently, its sleek black case. Generally today, timepieces are comprised of a gold or silver a tone, which makes the Chronograph I stand out from the rest of the crowd. Furthermore, the dial of the watch is completely black and fitted with contrasting white indices, allowing for great legibility, and furthermore, does away with any possibility of glare. The Chronograph I provides the best readability in variously lit environments and is the ideal companion for everyday situations.