“I can look back with happiness and pride at 70 years full of exciting sporting moments. As a symbol of this special time, I have configured a chronograph with the Porsche Design custom-built Timepieces program. The chronograph reminds me of my personal history and reflects the DNA of a brand that has been with me almost my entire life," says Hans-Joachim Stuck.
The racing driver’s exclusive gift to himself is a highly customized chronograph that he specially designed with the custom-built Timepieces configurator from an endless number of possibilities. “Hans-Joachim Stuck has been a true institution in motorsport for decades. For a successful racing driver, time is a decisive factor. We are honored that Stuck has chosen one of our highly customized chronographs as a reminder of these special years,” says Jan Becker, CEO of the Porsche Design Group.
Tribute to 70 Years of sporting history
The custom-built chronograph created by Stuck is based on ‘his’ colors: the bright Speed Blue goes back to the paint finish of the Porsche 962 C in which the long-distance world champion twice won the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans, as well as his helmet decorated with white stars. The tachymeter bezel and the performance indicator hand are design elements that provide a visual link to the driver’s career, with an unmistakable reference to motorsport. For the housing, Stuck opted for a black titanium carbide coating. The elegant yet sporty model features matte black hands, as well as a colored ring in Carrera White Metallic.
Speed Blue was also chosen for the strap, which is made of genuine Porsche vehicle leather, with decorative stitching made of the same yarn that’s used in the cars – in this case in GT Silver Metallic. The winding rotor of the mechanical Porsche Design chronograph caliber WERK 01.100 is designed in the shape of a Porsche wheel – a tribute to Stuck’s favourite vehicle away from racing – the iconic 911.