Porsche Design P’6612: Tribute To Porsche’s 1970 Le Mans Victory
Porsche has just released a new model, the P’6612 to celebrate its first Le Mans victory in 1970.
Here is the blurb as it appeared in Autoblog
“Some races come and go, but a handful remain inextricably intertwined with the very fabric of motor racing around the world. Races like the Monaco Grand Prix, the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The latter is well known worldwide as one of the most grueling tests of man and machine, and nobody has won it more times than Porsche.
The German marque’s first victory came at the hands of Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood, who led a 1-2-3 finish for Porsche behind the wheel of their iconic 917 K. Forty years later, the company’s merchandizing division, Porsche Design, has released a limited-edition timepiece to commemorate the feat.
The Porsche Design P’6612 Dashboard Le Mans 1970 Limited Edition, as you might have guessed from the name, features a face styled after the 917 K’s dashboard instruments, with white indices on a black background and red hands and accents, offset by the number 23 that adorned the winning long-tail 917 K and which followed Herrmann throughout his career. The tachometer scale around the bezel can be used to calculate overall speed, etched into the brushed and polished titanium case and affixed with a perforated calfskin strap with red topstitching reminiscent of the 917’s steering wheel.
Only 917 examples of the special edition chronograph will be offered. Each comes accompanied by a scale model of the 917 K and a booklet signed by Herrmann and Attwood.”