Top Quality of Porsche Design 1919 Datetimer 70Y Replica Watch 

In honor of the 70th Anniversary of Porsche, Porsche Design has launched the 1919 Datetimer 70Y Sports Car Limited Edition Watch, making it the 13th addition to Porsche Design’s 1919 Collection. The luxury replica watch takes design cues from the dashboard of the Porsche 356 – the predecessor of the 911.
Let’s first begin with the case. Measuring in at 42mm x 11.9mm, the replica watch features a sapphire crystal and the titanium case is completely covered with a “Titanium-Carbide Coating,” giving the replica watch a matte black finish – something I wouldn’t typically like in most cases, but find fitting for this design. Since the fake watch is a date/time only model, it characterizes a single crown that I feel, at least in the renders, is a bit larger than it needs to be. The elongated hollowed lugs are hands-down my favorite aspect of Porsche Design watches. They make their watches easily identified and light as a feather. The particular watch almost looks futuristic and tactical with the matte coating, so it is actually something that feels like a step away from the 1940s dashboard influence it claims to be looking to.replica watches
I guess the effect from the Porsche 356 is more obvious in the dial. The high contrast white-on-black color scheme makes this watch superbly legible, if not a little bland to me. The date window at 3 o’clock matches the black dial and that’s something I need to commend Porsche Design for, as it’s not always the case with watches at this price point.
As far as the movement concerned, it’s what’s actually inside the watch was vague at best based on the marketing materials. This is one of my biggest pet peeves in the watch industry. Porsche Design touts that this is a “top quality automatic Swiss movement” that utilizes the Porsche Design Icon Rotor, though you can’t see it because it has a solid case-back. I have to say that Porsche missed the chance to allow the movement to be seen, particularly if the rotor is customized. On the contrary, the case-back features a commemorative motif and the limited edition number. Besides, the Datetimer 70Y is water resistant up to 100m and comes on an integrated black leather band that’s supposedly the same top quality leather Porsche uses for their seats.
Are there things I would have changed to liven up the watch? Yes. Marketing jargon I would have addressed? Definitely, although I don’t own a Porsche, and I am not a die-hard fan of the brand, or a collector of Porsche products of any kind, I can see the requests. Don’t get me wrong, the watch is amazing but a very safe release for the replica Porsche, and for an Anniversary release I’m quite disappointed in the lack of “Oomph” that this replica watch has in the overall 1919 Collection. If you’re familiar with the Porsche 356, then I am imagining some head-scratching on the overall influence it has on this watch.

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