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Porsche Design P’6620 Dashboard Chronograph Watch Hands-On

Porsche Design P'6620 Dashboard Chronograph Watch Hands-On Hands-On

While I have been giving Porsche Design a lot of positive attention for their retro-themed releases lately, this is a new model that is modern looking all around. Part of the P’6000 Dashboard collection this model is the P’6620 Dashboard Chronograph and comes in a slew of colors and styles.

Porsche Design P'6620 Dashboard Chronograph Watch Hands-On Hands-On

In a sense, this design is a return to the instrument inspired minimalist functionalism that made the brand so popular in the first place. My favorite part of the P’6620 is the case design. In titanium or 18k rose gold it is 44mm wide and beautifully contemporary. Note that these pieces are all prototypes. The case is 14.5mm wide and combines a healthy amount of curves and sharp angles. I like the design of the lugs as well as the crown and chronograph pushers (especially how they work together). In brushed titanium or PVD black it looks best in my opinion.

Porsche Design P'6620 Dashboard Chronograph Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Porsche Design P'6620 Dashboard Chronograph Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Porsche Design P'6620 Dashboard Chronograph Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Dial colors really vary from a basic black or white, to other more interesting colors. Again, I tend to enjoy the most purist look of black or white for the best Porsche Design feel. The dial is easily the most unique aspect of the P’6620 – and takes some time to appreciate. At first I wasn’t sure what to make of it. As you can tell there is a thick flange ring that dips dramatically into the dial. It looks like a mountain range around the face. On the flange ring are dedicated Arabic hour numerals and minute/seconds scales. The dial itself is pretty clean actually. Chronograph subdials, a tachymeter scale for show, and the hour and minute hands. You’ll either love or hate the amount of white space in the dial. According to Porsche Design the design of the dial was to enhance legibility – I believe that and agree that over time a design like this is going to be more legible than other more busy designs.

Porsche Design P'6620 Dashboard Chronograph Watch Hands-On Hands-On

The design of the hands is unique. I can’t help but feel however that they are a bit too short. They are polished with lume in the center, but the top edge has as thinner strip of polished metal. A few more millimeters on the hands would be perfect. The small dashes of red on the dial are done nicely. This is a more of a “sleep hit” watch that comes alive on the the wrist and becomes more appreciated with use.

Porsche Design P'6620 Dashboard Chronograph Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Porsche Design P'6620 Dashboard Chronograph Watch Hands-On Hands-On

For the movement Porsche Design uses an ETA 7753 automatic chronograph. It is decorated nicely and has that custom Porsche wheel rotor. Porsche Design for whatever reason wanted to use a case mounted in-set pusher to change the date rather than the crown. Never sure why people do this.


Porsche Design P'6620 Dashboard Chronograph Watch Hands-On Hands-On

The bracelet is pretty nice and certainly comfortable. It looks best on the watch, but it is also available with a leather or rubber strap option. Though I really think Porsche Designs watches are usually made to look great on bracelets, and their bracelets are usually pretty great looking. This one is simple but modern and satisfying. The new Porsche Design P’6620 Dashboard Chronograph range should be available now and retails for about $5,800.

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  • Greg

    Ariel, no offence and maybe the pictures don’t convey the dimensions accurately, but if that minute hand was a few milimetres longer it would need a groove in the flange to run around in!
    I know it’s a pet peeve of yours but c’mon! 🙂

    • There is at least a mm of room before it hits the flange even close.

      • Dean Grant Baker

        rehaut NOT flange

        and 1mm would be need for thermal changes.

        • Amy Whine Haus

          They tried to make me go to Rehaut, I said, “No, no, no”

        • Greg

          Dean, where would we be rehaut you? 🙂

  • kris.c

    Really nice. I want that PVD model quite a bit – I can see myself wearing that often. PD really does a great job at making bracelets appear organic to the case, I don’t know why anyone would want a strap on a piece like this after seeing the bracelet.

    Should be DLC for that price though. And I’ll swap red accents for orange please.

    This one is a winner for sure.

  • Steve

    One could get a Zenith Captain Chrono with an El Primero movement at a similar price, several Seiko Ananta chronos, even with a spring drive, at a similar price or thousands less, or even a classic like the Monaco or IWC spitfire. If you are going to use a basic movement, why not charge a reasonable price? I can’t see who would pay a premium because it says Porsche on it. Why not follow in Mont Blanc’s footsteps and develop your own movement? I did think their TimeWalker TwinFly Chronograph was pretty nice looking.

    • kris.c

      They do make movements. And, also use out-of-the-box ones…. like Montblanc.

  • Niels

    I prefer the looks of the previous PD dashboard..

  • Chris

    I can honestly say this is the first PD watch I’ve ever really wanted to own. It’s great. At <$6k, it's a deal for a PD watch.

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