Porsche Design Heritage P’6530 Watch

Porsche Design Heritage P’6530 Watch

Porsche Design Heritage P6530 Watch   watch releases

Porsche Design Heritage P6530 Watch   watch releases

The ongoing stream of retro watch re-releases continues. The culprit this time is Eterna - the brand who makes all the Porsche Design watches (these days). Back with a vengeance, this watch is really suited to driving around in your DMC DeLorean. Now there is a item begging for a proper release! I  heard that a company in Texas bought the rights to the DeLorean name. They make money refitting older ones to actually kick-ass levels (better than original even - in terms of performance, engine, etc...). Plus, they are supposedly working on a new model! Tell me that this new Porsche Design Heritage P6530 watch doesn't belong in bed with a DeLorean? A match made in heaven. I think we need more stainless steel cars without paint. I mean we have it on blenders and refrigerators, why not on cars again?

Porsche Design Heritage P6530 Watch   watch releases Porsche Design Heritage P6530 Watch   watch releases

Porsche Design Heritage P6530 Watch   watch releases

Porsche Design is upping the size of the P6530 watch to modern measures at 44mm wide. Of course the look of the watch is more or less the same, as is the dial. The watch is in titanium, like back when titanium was truly exotic. The cool smooth lines on the bead-blasted case remind me of how titanium is used best. These days we have techniques to polish up titanium and make it look all fancy-like. Little do most people know that you stare at polished titanium the wrong way and it scratches. Light and strong don't necessarily mean scratch resistant. A bead-blasted case will accept wear and tear more gracefully. The original watch that this Heritage P6530 is based on was actually the world's first titanium chronograph watch when it was released in 1980, and made by IWC.

You have to like the 1980's chic case with its minimalist modern design lines. The chronograph pushers that are flush with the case are a great touch. The crown itself sticks out a bit, but is mostly covered by case. This is intentionally done to retain the orientation of the watch and to communicate that it is a timepiece. The watch is water resistant to 60 meters and has a AR coated sapphire crystal. Reading the dial is about as easy (maybe not as easy) as an Omega Speedmaster Professional. But here Porsche Design uses a different layout due it use of a Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750 automatic movement. I like how they replaced the three letter abbreviation for the day of the week with a two letter one that has a larger sized font.

Porsche Design Heritage P6530 Watch   watch releases

Porsche Design Heritage P6530 Watch   watch releases

Porsche Design Heritage P6530 Watch   watch releases

The watch really resembles some of the Orfina or IWC Porsche Design watches of the 80's era. Eterna has been doing well though with the brand products (even if they are overpriced). The titanium bracelet looks more simple than it actually is, with the complex link structure hidden on the side. What you see on the outside is simple and clean.

Porsche Design will offer the Heritage P6530 (P'6539) as a limited edition of just 911 pieces (gee, where did that number come from?). Now that I think of it, will Porsche Design be pissed that I connected this watch with a non-Porsche car? Price for each of the watch will be close to $5,000 and it will be available closer to the end of 2010.

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4 comments
david
david

This watch has great clean lines....never seen one before (I guess I don't get out much.) We have an anniversary coming up, must have my wife find one for while, go to David Rosenberg Diamonds and get her a per of 1ct flawless studs. We'll both be happy

BIG CHRONO
BIG CHRONO

I only like the years 1949-1969. Since then, reality has gone down the crapper. However,
indulging in watches through the ages helps
to ease the despair.

Jaime
Jaime

I like the design of this amazing watch, Porsche makes a great quality watch just like there automobiles light weight and sleek, I've been looking to purchase a nice PD time piece and I came across this site that had some great offers on Porsche Design watches. If you too are looking for the right watch not a bright watch then check them out here.
http://www.overstock.com/search?keywords=porche%20design%20watch&SearchType=Header

Kris C.
Kris C.

I'm somewhat on the fence here...
I just can't NOT like something that has the forethought to use Valjoux 7750 - is it ever inappropriate? No. The styling cues here are well executed and easily recognized - iof it weren't for the size, this could easly be mistaken for an actualy vintage 80's era - which is where I get a little out off. Nobody likes the 80's, even those that say they do; they just think it's cool to pretend. I also enjoy the 2-letter abbreviatred day counter, and thank you for making it white-on-black to compliment the face. The bracelet is cool and goes seamlessly with the watch - very much a 'complete' piece. Why couldn;t we get some quality screw-pins though over the push type? Such a small and easy thing to add, but it really shows that the maker cares.

And for the record, while I like the idea of unpainted stainless steel in cars, the Bricklin was always cooler than the DeLorean.

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  1. [...] CrunchGear The ongoing stream of retro watch re-releases continues. The culprit this time is Eterna – the brand who makes all the Porsche Design watches (these days). Back with a vengeance, this watch is really suited to driving around in your DMC DeLorean. Now there is a item begging for a proper release! I heard that a company in Texas bought the rights to the DeLorean name. They make money refitting older ones to actually kick-ass levels (better than original even – in terms of performance, engine, etc…). Plus, they are supposedly working on a new model! Tell me that this new Porsche Design Heritage P6530 watch doesn’t belong in bed with a DeLorean? A match made in heaven.I think we need more stainless steel cars without paint. I mean we have it on blenders and refrigerators, why not on cars again? [...]