Q&E from thenational.ae with Wael Tahkin general manager of Porsche Design UAE:
Who is likely to spend Dh990,000 (US$270,000) on a watch?
We have had interest from all types. Some people might buy the watch as a collector’s item, but most people would wear it every day.
Is Porsche Design wholly owned by Porsche, the car maker?
Yes, Porsche has been selling products since 1972, starting with watches. The company then launched its own store boutiques in 2005. There are 107 stores worldwide ... We hope to open at least one store in Abu Dhabi next year and are looking at Marina Mall and Etihad Towers.
Other than watches, what else do you sell?
We sell limited edition cufflinks, pens, clothing, luggage, shoes and accessories.
What car do you drive?
A Porsche Cayenne.