Porsche Design Chronograph (Ref. 7176S)
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 a screw-down case back, mineral crystal, Internal tachymeter bezel, black dial with tritium luminous indexes, day, and date at the 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.
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The unpolished case is in exceptional condition, retaining crisp finishing with light signs of honest use. The case retains its original pump pushers and Porsche Design signed crown. The case back remains unpolished as well with all factory marking fully intact. The original Porsche Design NSA bracelet retains 24 links that display no stretch from use.
None. The watch is functioning perfectly and keeping time, previous service history is unknown.