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    Porsche Design World-timer Tourbillon?

    Hi everyone,


    I was recently at a friend's house and saw what looked like a Porsche World-Timer Tourbillon. The watch was PVD coated with two smaller red dials and a black dial.

    I didn't have time to inspect it but it had what appeared to be a tourbillon where the tourbillon cage usually would be... he is not a WIS or anything like that although he is quite wealthy but the entire affair caught me off guard, and I had little other than a few glances at the watch. I can't seem to find anything online but did Porsche Design indeed make a tourbillon world timer? Online all I can find are offers for replicas but nothing concrete or something similar to the model I saw. Could it be possible to simply showcase the balance wheel in such a way? Or was that a genuine tourbillon movement?

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    Re: Porsche Design World-timer Tourbillon?

    It was probably a replica which had an open heart movement, which simply means that the balance wheel is exposed on the dial side.


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    Re: Porsche Design World-timer Tourbillon?

    i believe the porsche design watches are made by richemont, so there certainly are resources to make the tourbillon.
    :)

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    Re: Porsche Design World-timer Tourbillon?

    Quote Originally Posted by ed21x View Post
    i believe the porsche design watches are made by richemont, so there certainly are resources to make the tourbillon.
    Where did you get this information? This does not seem to be the case if this page on the Richemont website is any indication:

    Compagnie Financičre Richemont SA - Our Businesses

    The joint venture with Ralph Lauren is noted at the bottom of the page.


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    Re: Porsche Design World-timer Tourbillon?

    here's some current info on the PD and watch manufacturer issue:
    Porsche Design Group Ends Watch Production Relationship With Eterna | aBlogtoWatch

    I wear PD eyeglasses (made by a reputable German manufacturer) and they're great - also had a PD toaster a while ago, I would not really buy a watch from them but don't think that they partner with anyone producing junk.
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    Re: Porsche Design World-timer Tourbillon?

    Don't hold me to this but I seem to remember seeing a prototype Porsche Design watch with a tourbillion but I don't think I ever saw anything where it was actually produced, maybe just the one as a exercise in HH. That said the counterfeit industry has on occasion made fakes of prototypes, I have seen them of a Tag piece and the Rolex Deep Sea Challenger for example.

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    Re: Porsche Design World-timer Tourbillon?

    Goggle images 'Porsche tourbillon' and see if it looked like one of those.

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    Re: Porsche Design World-timer Tourbillon?

    You should ask your friend. If it is a tourbillon he should at least know, if he doesn't, you know it's likely a replica w. open heart.

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    Re: Porsche Design World-timer Tourbillon?

    Quote Originally Posted by mleok View Post
    Where did you get this information? This does not seem to be the case if this page on the Richemont website is any indication:

    Compagnie Financičre Richemont SA - Our Businesses

    The joint venture with Ralph Lauren is noted at the bottom of the page.
    I was under the assumption that iwc still made the watches for Porsche design,
    :)

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    Re: Porsche Design World-timer Tourbillon?

    Quote Originally Posted by geoffbot View Post
    Goggle images 'Porsche tourbillon' and see if it looked like one of those.
    Well obviously! The only thing I found that looked similar to what I saw were fakes... but this guy drives a Phantom, so I can't be live he'll be wearing a fake. I'll ask him next time I see him, but all my Internet searches for a similar timepiece came up moot and the tourbillons I saw from porches design looked nothing like it.

    On another note I too wear their glasses and though I wouldn't buy their watches (are they still made by Eterna? ) I can attest to the quality of their sunglasses, as I own two.

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