EUIPO confirms renewed Huawei and Porsche Design partnership with Watch RS and Watch GTRS smartwatch trademarks; release possibly timed for Mate 40 series unveiling in October
Huawei and Porsche Design have produced multiple devices over the years together, including the Mate RS and Mate 20 RS. However, it has been three years since the two company's released a smartwatch. Huawei announced the Watch 2 Porsche Design in July 2017 for €795, but it only differed visually from the regular and significantly cheaper model. The Porsche Design edition came with a tachymeter bezel, some special edition watch faces and a Porsche Design strap.
Now, LetsGoDigital has uncovered a patent relating to two new Huawei and Porsche Design smartwatches. According to the registration documents, Huawei has trademarked the name "Watch RS" and "GTRS". These trademarks were filed with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) on July 28 2020 and are categorised as Class 9/14 devices, which relates to wristwatches and smartwatches.
LetsGoDigital opines that the latter could be an abbreviation of the Watch GT RS Porsche Edition, which is quite a mouthful. Huawei is thought to be unveiling three smartwatches over the next few months, including the Mate Watch. EEC registration documents have also shown that Huawei has the Watch GT 2 Pro in development, along with a wearable called the Honor GS Pro. It would not surprise us if Huawei released a Porsche Edition of the Mate Watch and an equivalent version of the Watch GT 2 Pro. We would not rule out a Mate 40 Pro Porsche Edition either, as Huawei dovetailed the release of its last Porsche Edition smartwatch with a limited edition smartphone too. If that is the case, then we should expect to see a Porsche Edition smartwatch released in October.