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 |  Jul 27 2010, 1:39 PM

What do you do to celebrate a job well done? Sit down to a good meal at a nice restaurant? Go out for a couple of drinks with coworkers? Do you treat yourself to a new pair of shoes? If you’re Porsche, you celebrate by designing a new chronograph.

In honor of their first overall victory at Le Mans 40 years ago, Porsche Design has released the limited edition Porsche Le Mans 1970 Dashboard watch. This new chronograph is a tribute to #23 – the red and white Porsche 917 K, driven by Porsche works drivers Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood , which won the prestigious Le Mans.

This timepiece in an exquisite balance of function and purity of form, and it encompasses the values of Porsche Design perfectly. With a nod to the 917’s dashboard instruments, the watch features light-colored numeric indices against a black background. White luminous material light up the black hour and minute hands, while the seconds stop hand is red with a white tip.

Reminiscent the Porsche 917 K’s steering wheel, the timepiece’s strap is made from black calf leather and adorned with red stitching. To show how exclusive it really is, its sapphire crystal, titanium case back shows the limited edition number along with the inscription “Winner Le Mans 1970″ and “917-023,” – the chassis number of the winning car. The limited edition Porsche Le Mans 1970 Dashboard watch also comes with self-winding ETA 2894-A2 movement, which offers a power reserve of 42 hours.

Only 917 pieces will be released to retail outlets in September 2010 and no price for the watch has been announced.

[Source: Born Rich]