A new era has dawned for Porsche Design's classic Dashboard chronograph series. Ten years after creating the watch inspired by the dashboard gauges of sports cars, the luxury brand has released the next-generation Porsche Design Dashboard timepiece. The dial is now 44 millimeters and the case is entirely made of titanium.
The Porsche Design P6620 Dashboard timepiece has a purist dial, Arabic numerals and hands filled with luminescent material that combine to make a bold statement. The two elongated push buttons next to the crown control the start/stop function. The sapphire crystal is non-reflective and the case is water=resistant to a depth of 100 meters (10atm).
The stop function not only captures increments of time, but can also be used in combination with the tachymeter scale to calculate average speeds of between 60 and 330km/h. The stop watch movement has to be started and stopped after a kilometer. The large second hand with its coloured tip will show the speed. The hand and the date disc are driven by a reliable automatic ETA Valjoux 7753 movement at a balance frequency of 28,800 vibrations per minute. The optimized rotor in the shape of a sports car's wheel rim ensures that the user's arm movements keep winding up the spring barrel. When not worn, the watch has a power reserve of 48 hours.
The case and bracelet of the new Dashboard are made of lightweight, non-allergic titanium. The material is commonly used in the aerospace industry, and the late Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, designer and founder of the luxury brand was the first to use it in watch making in 1980. He recognized its benefits: titanium is harder than steel, but only half the weight, does not rust and is anti-magnetic. The new chronograph is also available in a deep black colour produced by shot-blasting titanium and covering it with a player of black PVD. The trend in designing all-black watches was first initiated by Porsche Design in 1972.
The new generation of Dashboard chronographs is available in twelve variations. The P6620 Dashboard includes models with a white dial, a gold case, or with calf leather or caoutchouc straps.
The entry-level models of the Porsche Design P6620 Dashboard with a titanium or black links bracelet are available from Porsche Design in Hyde Park Corner. Contact Porsche Design on 011 325 5706.