Thursday, October 18, 2012
Form follows function: Porsche Design Flat Six Collection
Porsche Design is a luxury brand that focuses particularly on technically inspired products. The brand was launched in 1972 by Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche. The products, all designed in Austria, epitomise functional, timeless and purist design. Professor Porsche, who founded Porsche Design, had no interest in decoration for the sake of decoration.
For him, the aesthetics of a product were derived purely from form and function as equal partners. The new Porsche Design P’6300 Flat Six watch models adhere rigorously to this design philosophy.
These handsome three-hand timepieces, the P’6350 and P’6351, are available in two sizes for men and for women.
Two new colours
All three watch models conform to classic Porsche Design style criteria. As with the previous models, the new Flat Six timepieces were inspired by the pure, functional appeal of the sports car dashboard instruments.
The watches’ broad hands point towards equally broad markers, so even a quick glimpse is all that’s needed to read the time accurately. White or black luminous dials help with reading in dark conditions.
The only difference between the two three-hand watches, the P'6350 Automatic and the P’6351 Automatic, is the diameter of the case, respectively 44 and 40mm.
The date is displayed at 3 o’clock and the watch is powered by a Sellita SW200 calibre with a 38-hour power reserve. The movement has a frequency of 28,800 beats per hour. The models are available with ten different dial versions, a variety of cases and watch straps, and all water-resistant to 100 metres.
Porsche Design P’6360 Flat Six Automatic Chronograph
The dial on this model has been designed differently. Three sub dials are positioned on the left-hand side: a 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock, a 12-hour counter at 6 o'clock and a small second dial at 9 o’clock. At the 3 o’clock position are two openings, one for the weekday, the other for the date. Even the small scales on the totalisers are easily legible, since the watch has a diameter of 44 mm.
A tachymeter scale has been engraved on the bevelled inner bezel. It can be used to measure speeds of 50 to 330 km/h.
The chronograph is powered by an ETA 7750 chronograph movement with a frequency of 28,800 beats per hour, with a power reserve of 42 hours.
The case and watch band are in shot-blasted and polished stainless steel, or in shot-blasted and polished PVD-coated stainless steel. The watch strap comes in black or white caoutchouc.
These new watch models together with the P’6360 chronograph are available now world-wide in Porsche Design boutiques as well as at authorised retailers.