In collaboration with Swiss watchmaker FORTIS, Volkswagen designers have produced a distinctive and high-tech chronograph timepiece which has already received international recognition for its design.
The Volkswagen Design team, commissioned by FORTIS, prepared a concept for a new Spaceleader model drawing inspiration from the elegance and simplicity that epitomises Volkswagen Design for the concept of the final piece. Presented in a polished steel case behind anti-dazzle sapphire glass, the automatic chronograph with its striking black dial and contrasting white accents is embedded in a black coautchouc rubber strap with a butterfly folding clasp.
The combination of traditional premium precision and cutting edge design has produced a timepiece which has already achieved recognition being awarded three of the most international renowned design awards before being officially unveiled.
The piece has been honoured with the coveted iF Product Design Award 2010, a hallmark of fine design since 1953 as well as the red dot design award – honourable mention 2010. The Athenaeum Museum Chicago, which has been recognising excellent design since 1950, has also awarded the watch its prestigious GOOD DESIGN Award.
Production of the FORTIS Spaceleader Chronograph by Volkswagen Design will be limited to 2012 units.