New Volkswagen Design timepiece released by Fortis

First published: 19-04-2010

Volkswagen designers have teamed up with Fortis watches to produce a "distinctive and high-tech" chronograph timepiece and have already attracted a lot of international recognition for the design.

Speaking to the press today (April 19th), the company said: "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."

The timepiece is held in a polished steel case with anti-dazzle sapphire glass, using an automatic chronograph with a black dial and contrasting white accents embedded in the black coautchouc rubber strap, completed with a butterfly folding clasp.

Since its detailing in front of the press, it has been awarded three of the most internationally-renowned design awards: the "coveted" iF Product Design Award 2010, the red dot design award''s honourable mention and the Athenaeum Museum Chicago''s prestigious GOOD DESIGN Award.

Volkswagen, now Europe''s largest carmaker by sales, announced on Friday (April 16th) that global sales soared 25 per cent in the first quarter of 2010, mainly due to demand in China.

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