Porsche revives spirit of 1980 in new chronograph

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First watch in Heritage Collection harks back to 1980 Porsche 911.

Thirty years after its original launch, Porsche Design is reintroducing an all new P’6530 Titanium Chronograph as the first watch in an exclusive Heritage collection that will be rolled out of the next few years.

The case and bracelet of the P’6530 are fashioned entirely from titanium. This makes the timepiece incredibly robust as well as comfortable to wear, due to the low weight of the material, which is substantially less than that of stainless steel.

The only cosmetic change to today’s watch, compared to the 30-year old original, is its diameter, which has grown to 44 millimetres

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The chronograph features a scratch-resistant, double-sided non-reflective sapphire crystal, and is waterproof to 60 metres (six atmospheres).

The dial indicates the time as well as the weekday and date. The small seconds indicator is located at 9 o’clock. This is complemented by a 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock and a 12-hour totaliser at 6 o’clock.

A tachymeter scale is inscribed on the back of the crystal, allowing speeds of between 55 and 300 km/h to be computed in conjunction with the red seconds hand.

The dial echoes the instrumentation of sports cars, with its black background, white marking and use of white luminous material on the hands and bar indices.

Setting a solitary colour accent is the large, red seconds stop hand. This monochromatic scheme helps prevent distracting reflections and enhances overall legibility.

 

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