Porsche Design by Orfina watches were produced from the late 1970s into the 1980s. The Porsche Design timepieces have become icons and have also received a cult-like following due to their automotive association as well as some memorable Hollywood appearances. An early PVD day-date chronograph is seen on the wrist of LT Pete "Maverick" Mitchell played by Tom Cruise in the hit movie "Top Gun" who is wearing an example made by Orfina and branded under Porsche design.
The Porsche design used the automatic day-date chronograph Valjoux 7750 movement which, from a complication perspective, packs a mighty punch. Orfina produced these references in stainless steel with two finishes. The bead blasted anti-reflective stainless steel and a black PVD variant which is the one seen on Maverick's wrist in Top Gun. The case size is 40mm in diameter with screw down case back, mineral crystal, Internal tachymeter bezel, black dial with tritium luminous indexes, day, and date at 3 o’clock position of the dial. It is rare to find an example such as the one we are featuring here at Craft & Tailored with the bracelet and the case fully intact and unpolished featuring the original finish.
Original NSA Bracelet
CASE & BRACELET
The original bead blasted stainless steel case of this Porsche Design Chronograph (Ref. 7176S) is in incredible condition. The sharp and unpolished case shows no major signs of wear and retains the original factory finishing. The original NSA rolled link bracelet is in wonderful condition showing no major wear marks and almost no stretch from use.
DIAL & HANDS
The matte black dial with both day and date functions has remained in perfect original condition showing no signs of aging or wear. Hands are also original to the watch in and perfect condition with no signs of aging or lume degradation when viewed under U.V. light.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is running at COSC spec backed by a 1-year warranty on the accuracy of timekeeping.