Porsche Design, Ocean , Titanium wristwatch with date and bracelet made for Porsche Design Circa 1985
Titanium wristwatch with date and bracelet made for Porsche Design
Calibre: automatic, jewelled
Case: titanium, screw-down back
Case number: 2'351'196
Closure: titanium Porsche Design bracelet and folding clasp
Dimensions: 34 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: associated presentation case, small screwdriver and three additional links
MVT: is running at the time of cataloging.
CASE: is in good condition. It presents some scratches and there is an oxidation spot on the bezel. The bracelet is in good condition with scratches.
DIAL: is in very good condition with blemishes.
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The IWC-Porsche Design 'Ocean' was first launched at the 1983 Basel Fair. Early examples were conceived and designed for the German Navy. Ultimately, the case and movement would be re-designed for civilian use.
This is an unusual wristwatch, partly because of its sleek oversized design and partly because it is made of titanium, a light metal only occasionally used in watches. This is an ideal metal to use in a diving watch, as it does not add much weight to the wrist and it is incredibly non-corrosive, which is helpful in salt water usage.
The present lot is an early example of the model, featuring only the Porsche signature on the dial.