Porsche Design has revamped their entire Flat Six watch collection which was named for the iconic engine layout that most Porsche cars have. The collection arrives in a multitude of styles and colors. Dial colors are the clear white, blue, black, and red. With various color hands and hour indexes, and with each watch having a healthy amount of luminant. There are rubber straps and a metal bracelet available, and the two major differences in the watch itself being the availability of a three-hand automatic or an automatic chronograph model.
At first look, the Flat Six watches might look simple and only a timepieces extension of the Porsche car racing theme (as the sides of the watch resemble tires and the dials clearly have an instrument feel to them). Though you might be missing the main Porsche Design aesthetic which is simplicity and function, with an emphasis on clean organic lines. The watches are handsome and almost refreshing given the absurd amount of eye straining sport themed watches out there. I have a feeling that you’ll find yourself picking up a Porsche Design watch on days when you don’t want to put effort into reading the time.
The stainless steel case is 44mm wide with some versions being available in PVD black. The three-hand model features a high grade ETA 2892-A2 automatic movements while the chronograph has an ETA Valjoux 7750 12 hour chronograph movement. The chronograph model has pushers that are designed to be flush with the case making for a handsome look. The chronograph watch model is thicker than the three-hand version. Overall the collection is a fine addition to the Porsche Design watch line that features a complete line of sport and luxury watches starting with quartz movement versions all the way up to highly complex mechanical masterpieces. Look for the new range of Porsche Design Flat Six models soon.
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