Porsche Design Flat Six P’6310 PVD Black / Orange
The new Porsche Design Flat Six P’6310 automatic watch comes in Porsche’s signature black-and-orange color scheme, which is usually reserved for the creme-de-la-creme editions of their sports cars.
Although the combination of black, orange and white allows for most legible data presentation in almost any lighting condition –as well as draws a lot of attention to the watch and its owner–, this particular iteration of the Flat Six P’6310 looks somewhat cheap.
For a time keeper that is going on sale at a recommended street price of €2450, its simple black rubber strap and the Bauhaus-style 44 millimeter stainless steel case, which is coated in black PVD, are just too simple. Simple to a point when you have a hard time discerning a three thousand dollar timekeeper from cheap plastic quartz watch that you can get in any mall.
In order to make an impression on an interested party, you may have an urge to get the Flat Six off your wrist and show its transparent case back in order to provide a good view at its automatic movement.
However, that will also be a mistake, since the watch is powered by a mass-produced (although of high quality) ETA 2892-A2 self-winding ebauche. The only “exclusive” thing about this caliber is that its stock oscillating weight is replaced with a Porsche Design bespoke winding rotor, which is stylized as a Porsche light-weight rim.
Still, if you want to use the new Porsche Design Flat Six P’6310 PVD Black / Orange as a watch, not an exclusive jewelry item, then there will be no problem with that.
Thanks to the chosen color scheme, the timekeeper offers a high-contrast, easily legible dial that doesn’t put a strain on your eyes not only in a broad daylight, but also in darkness when its Superluminova-covered hands, Arabic numerals and hour markers begin to glow their greenish light.
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Porsche Design Flat Six P’6310 PVD Black / Orange watch specification
Price range: €2450
Movement: Automatic, ETA 2892-A2
Power reserve: 42 hours
Case material: Black PVD-coated stainless steel
Case shape: Round
Case size: 44 mm
Case height: 10.5 mm
Dial: Black with orange flange
Hands: Stainless steel
Water resistance: 120 meters
Strap: Black rubber with stainless steel folding clasp
Crystal: Sapphire, convex, antireflective
Tags: 120 m, 44 mm, Automatic, ETA 2892-A2, Flat Six, P 6310, Porsche Design, PVD