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MR PORTER: Watch Picks Of The Week


Another week down, another round up of all the best watches from the coffers of the ever-extensive MR PORTER online store. I've picked out some fairly interesting watches, including pieces from Chopard, Panerai and Hermès. Hope you enjoy this week's picks.



Chopard Alpine Eagle XL Chrono

The Chopard Alpine Eagle XL Chrono is an exquisite timepiece that seamlessly blends steel and rose gold to create a harmonious balance of elegance and durability. The watch is housed in a 44mm case, exuding a robust and modern aesthetic. The warm tones of the rose gold bezel and chronograph pushers complement the cool steel, creating a visually striking combination. The textured Aletsch blue dial features three sub-dials for chronograph functions, enhancing its practicality. Powered by the Chopard Caliber 03.05-C automatic movement, the timepiece offers precision and reliability. The integrated steel and rose gold bracelet further adds to the watch's refined appeal. With its meticulous craftsmanship and the distinctive combination of materials, the Chopard Alpine Eagle XL Chrono is a compelling choice for those seeking a luxurious and sporty timepiece that effortlessly marries steel's durability with rose gold's timeless sophistication.



Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Calendar

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Calendar is an exceptional timepiece that exemplifies the artistry and technical prowess of Jaeger-LeCoultre. Encased in a versatile stainless steel, the watch features the iconic reversible case that allows the wearer to switch between two dials. The silvered grained front dial showcases a calendar display with day and month apertures, while the blue lacquered reverse side boasts a second-time zone with a day/night indicator. The manually wound Caliber 854A/2 movement powers both functions, ensuring precise timekeeping. The sleek Art Deco-inspired design, along with the dual-face feature and calendar complications, makes the Reverso Tribute Duoface Calendar a masterpiece that seamlessly blends elegance and functionality, showcasing Jaeger-LeCoultre's dedication to horological innovation.



Hermès Slim d'Hermès Squelette Lune

The Hermès Slim d'Hermès Squelette Lune is a captivating and meticulously crafted timepiece that showcases the brand's commitment to artistic design and horological excellence. Encased in titanium, the watch features a 39.5mm diameter, offering a refined and understated presence on the wrist. The skeletonized dial reveals the intricate mechanics of the movement, allowing the wearer to admire the exquisite craftsmanship. The lunar phase complication at 2 o'clock adds a poetic touch to the design, highlighting the moon's phases against the skeletonized backdrop. Powered by the ultra-thin Hermès H1950 movement, the watch ensures precise timekeeping with a power reserve of 42 hours. With its delicate balance of sophistication and transparency, the Slim d'Hermès Squelette Lune stands as a testament to Hermès' fusion of artistic expression and technical expertise in the world of haute horlogerie.



Chopard Alpine Eagle

The Chopard Alpine Eagle is a remarkable timepiece that seamlessly combines contemporary aesthetics with rugged durability. Crafted in stainless steel , the watch features a distinctive textured dial inspired by the iris of an eagle's eye. With a 41mm ase diameter, the Alpine Eagle offers a versatile presence on the wrist. The COSC-certified Chopard movement ensures precision timekeeping and reliability. The integrated bracelet with a mix of polished and brushed surfaces adds to the watch's dynamic appeal. The Alpine Eagle series reflects Chopard's commitment to sustainable luxury, as the timepieces are crafted from ethical materials sourced from the Swiss Alps. With its modern design, technical excellence, and environmental consciousness, the Chopard Alpine Eagle stands as a symbol of contemporary luxury watchmaking.



IWC Big Pilot's Watch 43 TOP GUN

The IWC Big Pilot's Watch 43 TOP GUN is a captivating timepiece that blends military-inspired design with technical precision. Encased in robust black ceramic, the 43mm diameter offers a modern and versatile presence on the wrist. The black dial features large white numerals and hands coated with Super-LumiNova for optimal readability, while the date window at 6 o'clock adds practicality. The watch is powered by the IWC-manufactured 82110 calibre movement, boasting a Pellaton winding system and a power reserve of 60 hours. The soft-iron inner case provides anti-magnetic protection, enhancing the timepiece's durability. With its military aesthetics, aviation heritage, and cutting-edge horological engineering, the Big Pilot's Watch 43 TOP GUN reaffirms IWC's commitment to creating iconic timepieces for enthusiasts who appreciate both style and functionality.



Cartier Santos de Cartier

The Cartier Santos de Cartier is a timeless and iconic timepiece that epitomizes elegance and innovation. Encased in stainless steel, the watch features a distinctive square case with rounded corners, a hallmark of the Santos collection. The dial boasts Roman numerals, blue sword-shaped hands, and a date window for a classic and refined aesthetic. The QuickSwitch and SmartLink technologies enable easy bracelet adjustments, providing convenience for the wearer. Powered by the Cartier automatic movement, the Santos de Cartier ensures precise timekeeping. The integration of design elements such as exposed screws and the signature bezel with 8 visible screws pays homage to the original 1904 model while adding a contemporary touch. With its blend of sophistication, versatility, and historical significance, the Santos de Cartier remains an enduring symbol of Cartier's mastery in watchmaking.



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