Porsche Design has launched the Limited Edition Porsche Dashboard Le Mans 1970 watch as a tribute to the company’s first ever win at the famous 24 hours race. The car which won that day was driven by Hans Herrman and Rischard Attwood and featured the legendary red-white-red Porsche 917 K livery and the number 23. The chronograph’s strap is modelled on the steering wheel of the Porsche 917 K. Fashioned from black calf leather picked out with contrasting red stitching, it features dual perforations like those of the 917’s steering wheel spokes. Rounding out the design is a titanium pin buckle. Sporting light-coloured numeric indices against a black background, its dial evokes the 917’s dashboard instruments.
The P´6612 Dashboard Le Mans 1970 Limited Edition comes with a miniature model of the winning Porsche 917 K and a publication personally signed by Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood. Limited worldwide to an edition of 917 pieces, the individually numbered chronographs will be released to retail outlets in September 2010.