Porsche Design

Swisstec is the official UK Service Centre for Porsche Design. Our Porsche Design accredited watchmakers can undertake
work on both current and vintage models. We provide a comprehensive range of maintenance options for your Porsche Design watch from a simple battery service to a complete service on a mechanical chronograph.

All watches which are serviced are returned with a two year warranty.

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Quality Swiss
watch repair
since 1993

We also undertake case and bracelet refinishing according to Porsche Design specification in our dedicated polishing department.

Porsche Design recommend that their quartz watches receive a battery service every 2 years and all watches receive a complete service every 3 to 5 years. However, if the watch is suitable for swimming and diving and is used in water they also recommend the water resistance of the watch is tested on an annual basis.

A brief history of Porsche Design.
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The main servicing procedure

  • A Complete Service involves the watchmaker checking the watch’s functions, diagnosing the cause of any faults.
  • The complete dismantling of the movement with the correction of any faults and replacement of any damaged / worn parts.
  • All parts are then cleaned in a series of ultrasonic chemical baths which removes all the old oil, grease and dirt.
  • While the movement is being cleaned the case will be completely broken down (case back, bezel, crystal,pushers etc. removed) and, having removed all the seals and gaskets, refinished and cleaned in large ultrasonic tanks.
  • Once the case is clean it is reassembled with new seals and gaskets, which are lubricated as required with special greases. The case is now ready to receive the cleaned movement.
  • The cleaned movement and pristine components are systematically reassembled and lubricated using up to 8 different fine synthetic oils and greases, before having the dial and hands refitted.
  • The watchmaker will now reset the clean movement with the dial and hands mounted into the watch case ensuring there are no hairs or dust in the case and recheck the watch regulation on the timing machine.
  • Once the case is closed the watch is then tested for water resistance and the final aesthetic, timekeeping and power reserve checks are made to ensure the watch is performing correctly.

Battery service

  • The watch is opened and electronic components checked using specific testing equipment.
  • Replacement of the battery and gaskets as appropriate to the watch model.
  • Tested for water resistance. Final aesthetic and timekeeping checks to ensure the watch is performing correctly.

Warranty

We will rectify any defects arising from any service provided by us provided you report such defects to us as soon as reasonably possible. In respect of a partial repair service, within 12 months of the date of purchase; or in respect of a full service, with 24 months of the date of purchase. We reserve the right to invalidate the warranty if repairs are performed by persons not authorised by us to take such action. Provision of the warranty will be free of charge. We will decide in our absolute discretion whether provision of the warranty will be in the form of a repair or the replacement of a part of the watch. Evidence of purchase must be provided and any replaced parts pass into our ownership. Limit of warranty. The provision of services under warranty neither extends the terms of the warrant nor sets in motion a new warranty period.

The provisions of this warranty do not extend to defects caused by general wear and tear, accident, negligence or lack of care; or component parts that are expected to require periodic replacement.

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Excellent company to deal with. Quick to respond to initial contact, followed by detailed quotation and good advice/quick to respond to queries. Case refurbishment work is excellent and looks like it would have 50 years ago when it came out of the factory. Returned quickly and very well packaged inside a hard case. Really pleased, thank you.

Craig Henn

Thank you for my watch refurbishment. I cannot express how pleased I am with the end result. Please pass on my thanks to the technicians and everyone involved in restoring my watch to it’s former glory. You are a truly expert professional service from start to finish that I would have no hesitation in recommending to others.

Mr Copas

I now have my watch back, can I say what an incredible service you guys offer! From start to finish it was easy and comfortable, pricing was great and the packaging is second to none. Thank you very much, I will be using you again in the future and letting friends know about your service.

Mr Pope

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Brief history of Porsche Design

Ferdinand Alexander Porsche stated “Functional product design comes from the intelligent synergy between tradition and advance technology”. In 1972 Ferdinand Alexander Porsche made the bold decision to leave the family company having designed and launched the now iconic and hugely successful Porsche 911, to design products beyond the automotive world.

The company he founded was Porsche Design and his first product was a wristwatch. It’s hard to believe today that before 1972, there were no black watches, so when Porsche Design introduced an austere chronograph in a black steel case with black bracelet, it was a sensation.

The model was called the Chronograph I and Ferdinand Alexander Porsche said his design inspiration was the functional superiority of white dial markers and hands on a black background, as proved in airplane and automotive gauges. 40 years later, the watch still looks remarkably contemporary. The only colour on the watch was the chronograph seconds hand, which was red to differentiate it from the underlying minute hand on the Lemania-powered self-winding chronograph.

For a design company without expertise in building watches, Porsche Design has until recently partnered with other companies to build their watches. Since their first watch in 1972, they have worked with, Orfina, IWC and Eterna before The Porsche Design Group founded a subsidiary in Solothurn, Switzerland called Porsche Design Timepieces AG. Their first watches offered solely by Porsche Design went on sale in early 2014.