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Lot #2021

Porsche Design Compass P’6520

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Coming together in 1978 and beginning as a means for IWC to bolster sales and create new markets for them to tap into, the Swiss watchmaker's collaboration with Porsche Design has gone down as one of the most successful and iconic collaborations within watchmaking. The collaboration has produced some fantastic watches over the decades, one of which being the very first timepiece they ever produced together, the IWC Porsche Design Compass Watch. Launched in 1978, it was designed by the same man who designed the Porsche 911 in 1963, Ferdinand A. Porsche. Having left his family’s eponymous automaker, Ferdinand founded Porsche Design Studio in 1972 and became known for his affinity for Bauhaus design aesthetics – a design language that IWC and Porsche Design’s collaboration watches would embody. As such, the IWC Porsche Design Compass Watch is a famously minimalist timepiece that features an uncomplicated circular 39mm two-tier PVD-coated aluminum case that features a black sector dial to display the time and a compass on the tier beneath that can be shown when the case has been opened via the pushers on either side of the lugs at 6 o’clock, with the lugs at 12 o’clock doubling as a hinge.

Launched in 2011 as a contemporary take on the original, the ref. P’6520 that we have here features the very same design as the original, but without IWC's branding on its black sector dial, and a 42mm PVD-coated titanium construction as opposed to the aluminum construction of its predecessor. Powered by the Selitta cal. SW300 and more modern in its physical construction, the ref. P’6520 is the perfect blend of iconic aesthetics and modern horology making it a fantastic pick-up for the collector looking for something a bit outside of the box without compromising their functional needs.

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M 9


Vetted & Approved


Watch Only

Est. value range

$3,000 – $5,000

The Details


Porsche Design




Porsche Design Compass Watch


Automatic Sellita cal. SW300




PVD-coated titanium bracelet


Circa 2011


Very good


PVD-coated titanium


Watch only

Dial Color



Featuring a black sector dial the Porsche Design Compass' bright orange seconds hand adds a burst of color to its otherwise blacked-out aesthetic.


Made from PVD-coated titanium, the Compass watch's black bracelet and case are an incredibly sleek combination that add to its already minimalist design aesthetic. However, more importantly, titanium's anti-magnetic properties allow the compass to operate as intended.


This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.


Watch is in near-mint condition, appears very seldom if ever worn. Bracelet comes with 27 links total.

Our Perspective

A fittingly modern version of the original, the P’6520 combines the original's sleek blacked-out aesthetic with modern horology and material science to offer a more robust timepiece that fits in with collector's modern demands for a high-end watch.

Justin Gruenberg