For $7,050, you too can feel like Patrick Dempsey driving his 911 through the snow.
If Porsche wasn't in the business of making cars, they'd most likely be an established watch company. The Porsche Design department has created some stellar timepieces over the last few decades that fans of the brand can enjoy as supplementary products to their performance cars. Despite having a lengthy lineage of watches, you'd be surprised to learn that Porsche has only collaborated with TAG Heuer just a handful of times.
The two companies have worked together on some motorsport endeavors but its first-ever jointly developed watch was revealed to us last year. The $5,850 TAG Heuer Carrera Porsche Chronograph collection was a nod to how the two companies use the Carrera moniker on their products. It's also a tribute to the fact that both brands were heavily invested in the world of motorsport.
Now, the two iconic brands have revealed a follow-up to this exciting partnership with a new edition of the timepiece. Priced at $7,050, and endorsed by brand enthusiast Patrick Dempsey himself, is the TAG Heuer Carrera X Porsche. At that price, those Nissan Z watches look like an absolute bargain. As you can see, it's a similar design to last year's edition, but it's been given a sportier look with its black and yellow color scheme to represent the sporty aspirations of the Porsche 911 Carrera.
The watch is formed with the brand's titanium DLC case measuring 1.7 inches in size. This is contrasted by a fixed ceramic bezel and black PVD coated steel case back. The band is upholstered in black leather and hooked together by a PVD buckle. Powering the timepiece is the brand's caliber HEUER 02 Automatic mechanism which has a power reserve of 80 hours.
While this may be a limited piece, it's still not as diverse as Porsche Design's in-house example. Priced at $5,150, this can be configured to the customer's specification with colors that are currently available on its range of cars. Translating a true Porsche car configuration experience, you can even spec optional extras such as black titanium finishes for $300.
A watch a bit more special than this is the Chronograph 1 - 1972 Limited Edition with an asking price of $195,850. The reason for that excessive amount is that it includes the purchase of a custom Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS, designed to complement the watch's sleek black appearance.