A milestone in watch (design) history is the 1973 Porsche Design Chrono 1 (reference 7750) by the Swiss watch company Orfina, the first product of Ferdinand Alexander Porsche’s Design Studio and also the first black watch in general. Contrasting hands and indexes provide excellent legibility, just like in F.A. Porsche’s masterpiece – the Porsche 911.
Sought after early models bear the “Orfina” logo above the date display and are equipped with the Valjoux 7750 automatic movement, which may not necessarily embody exclusive watchmaking artistry, but does its work precisely and unimpressed by external influences.
Good ones can be found from time to time for as little as 1500 Euros, which is probably the most inexpensive way to accustom your eyes to the instruments of a 911. Just as at Porsche you increasingly have to get used to female managers (within the last four years this number doubled). Of course that doesn’t mean, that this beautifully black “Chrono 1” has to be worn with a business outfit – after all, it is a sports watch. (at classicheuer.de).