Actor Patrick Dempsey, when he is not playing Dr. McDreamy is busy running his Dempsey Racing and being a professional race car driver for Porsche. He has also signed lucrative deals with many multi-national corporations as their brand ambassador to promote products, and that portfolio ranges from fragrances to sunglasses to online dating. His latest venture is to design a limited edition timepiece for Porsche Designs. Dempsey has redesigned the Porsche Design Dashboard Automatic Chronograph to create the Porsche Design Dempsey Racing Limited Edition.
It took Dempsey months to design the watch the way he wanted it. Made entirely in titanium it has a black dial with Dempsey Racing crest displayed prominently at 7 o’clock. Dial also feature three sub-dials located at 3-6-9 o’clock positions and an easy grip crown. Printed at 12 o’clock is Porsche Designs and Racing Edition”. Even though this is a driving watch, you can wear it for diving too, it is water resistant up to 100 meters.
Speaking to WWD about his creation Dempsey stated “It’s elegant enough for night, but really durable and precise when you use it on the track. Racing is all about time and balance – a great metaphor for life.” He also added, “For men, the major piece of jewelry is a watch. There’s always a fascination with great movements and how intense the labor is that goes into it – and, of course, telling the time.”
Limited to just 50 pieces, the Porsche Design Dempsey Racing Limited Edition is scheduled to go on sale on June 15.