Porsche Design P6520 Compass Watch

Porsche Design P’6520 Compass Watch
Porsche Design P’6520 Compass Watch

Designer Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche created the first compass watch in 1978 and the P’6520 Compass Watch is a modified re-issue of that one, its been updated for the 21st Century by increasing the diameter to 42mm and this new version also now sports a titanium case. The watch is limited to 911 pieces.

The Porsche Design P6520 consists of two sections. The three three hand watch that is the upper section is driven by an automatic SW300 Sellita movement and the lower section of the watch that is revealed by the watch opening up is a liquid compass and available in both Northern and Southern Hemisphere versions.

P’6520 Compass Watch Front
P’6520 Compass Watch Front
P’6520 Compass Watch Design Sketch
P’6520 Design Sketch










To help with navigation a scratch resistant mirror has been fitted to the top of the compass and rear of the watch which clicks into a 45 degree position once opened.

The case and strap are made entirely from Titanium, which being non-magnetic is an ideal material to use for a compass watch. Both are coated with black PVD. Incidentally, a little trivia for you, Porsche Design created the worlds first Black watch in 1972 with their Chronograph 1 watch. For more information visit Porsche Design

Porsche Design P’6520
Porsche Design P’6520
Porsche Design P’6520 With Compass
Porsche Design P’6520 With Compass

Porsche Design P6520 Technical Specifications

Porsche Design P´6520 Compass Watch
Movement/functions: Sellita calibre SW 300; self-winding automatic movement;
42-hour power reserve; 28,800 vph.; 25 jewels; diameter 25.6 mm (11.5 lines);
height 3.6 mm; hours, minutes and seconds; date.

Dial/hands: black; date at 3 o’clock; white bar indices and white sweep hour and
minute hands coated with white luminous material; orange sweep seconds.

Case/back: Two-piece shot-blasted titanium case with black PVD coating; antireflective,
scratch-resistant sapphire crystal; scratch-resistant mirror; edition number
engraved on the case back; water resistant to 50 m (5 ATM); diameter 42 mm,
height 14.6 mm.

Compass (northern and southern hemisphere): can be removed from the case;
liquid compass; white indices; white and orange needles; anti-reflective mineral

Bracelet/clasp: shot-blasted titanium with black PVD coating; shot-blasted folding
clasp in titanium with black PVD coating.

Limited edition: limited to 911 numbered pieces.

One comment

  1. An eternal design, with beautiful and unpretentious lines.
    Love my “Compass”

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