The year 1978 witnessed the advent of a collaboration which would change the technology of watch making forever. Swiss manufacturer IWC, partnering with Porsche Design produce the worlds first titanium wristwatch; a feat previously deemed impossible due to the metals demanding characteristics. Porsche Design and IWC would continue to push the technical and aesthetic envelope in watch making for another 20 years before dissolving their partnership in 1998. Aeromobilia is pleased to offer this ultra-rare 1:43 scale model of the iconic Porsche 911 coupe, constructed entirely of sterling silver (with the exception of real rubber tires). Every detail is accurately captured, from the delicate windshield wipers, to the crisply cast wheels, to the fine etching on the headlight lenses. Windscreen and window glass is cleverly represented by a matte or etched surface which contrasts nicely with the highly polished bodywork. The underside reveals Dr. Ferry Porsche's signature, the words "Porsche 911 Baujahr ( year of construction) 1977, M 1:43, Porsche Design Produkte Vertriebgesellschaft (distribution company) MBH, Sterlingsilver 925". The model is also hallmarked on the base with the scales and duck stamps which signify genuine Swiss .925 silver. There are corresponding hallmarks on the passenger side rocker panel as well. IWC is stamped on the base. This is the first of a proposed series of models by IWC for Porsche, but we are unaware of any subsequent examples being produced. Model is accompanied by a crimson velvet storage bag, informational paperwork, and mahogany presentation box. A perfect piece for the Porsche owner or enthusiast!