New Porsche Design Compass Watch Launched
The P’6520 is inspired by the first Compass Watch, created in 1978 by the designer Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche. The luxury brand says the re-issue of this classic watch was merely adapted to 21st-century standards.
The diameter was slightly increased, while the watch itself is made of light, antiallergenic titanium. In fact, titanium is the ideal material to use for a compass since it is not magnetic and will not affect the magnetic needle.
The P’6520 Compass Watch comes in two parts: the upper part is a precision three-hand watch, whose luminescent hands are driven by the automatic SW300 Sellita calibre. The date appears at 3 o’clock on the dial. The lower part of the watch opens to reveal a liquid compass that can be easily removed.
In addition, a scratch-resistant mirror has been installed on the rear of the watch part and on top of the compass. When opened, the two mirrors click into place at 45 degree. Furthermore, the case is water resistant to a depth of up to 50 metres. The watch and the bracelet are made entirely of titanium with a black PVD coating (Physical Vapour Deposition).
Together with the P’6530 Titanium Chronograph presented last year, it is the second re-issue of a traditional watch by Porsche Design. The series is limited to 911 pieces.
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