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Ten years have gone by since Porsche Design created a watch that took its cues from the dashboard gauges of the 911. It’s about time for an update, and the luxury brand is ready to launch a new model, the Porsche Design P’6620 Dashboard watch.
Crafted in Australia, the Porsche Design P’6620 Dashboard watch measures in with a diameter of 44 millimetres and a height of 14.5 millimetres, and is made entirely of lightweight, non-allergenic titanium. Sporting a deep black color that’s produced by shot-blasting titanium and covering it with a layer of black PVD, this element of the chronograph is a nod to the original black watch that Ferdinand Alexander Porsche designed back in 1972. Its dial features Arabic numerals and its minutes and seconds hands are luminescent for easy reading in the dark. It also comes with two elongated push buttons next to the crown control the start/stop function and its case is water-resistant to a depth of 100 meters.
In terms of precision movement, the stop function can be used with the tachymeter scale to calculate average speeds of between 60 and 330 km/h. With a balance frequency of 28,800 vibrations per minute, its hand and the date disc are driven by automatic ETA Valjoux 7753 movement. To ensure that its arm movement keeps winding up, the Porsche Design P’6620 Dashboard is equipped with an optimised rotor in the shape of a sports car’s wheel rim.
The Porsche Design P’6620 Dashboard watch is available in 12 variations and comes with a white dial, a gold case, or with calf leather or caoutchouc (natural rubber) straps. You can pick up the base model for €3,950 – that’s about $6,300 US.