Browsing through Artcurial‘s watch auction in Paris on December 14, we stumbled upon this Porsche Design chronograph made by Orfina from 1980.

From a year not especially known for aesthetic integrity, the beauty of the high-tech-looking timepiece is a testament to Porsche’s impeccable design principles.

From Artcurial‘s watch auction in Paris on December 14

Finished in blacked-out steel with the date readout in French and a perfect patina, it’s a bargain at up to about $1,500.

FYI, French auction speak for “sold” is adjugé