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MR PORTER: Watch Picks Of The Week

Last week's MR PORTER: Watch Picks Of The Week edition was headlined by the incredible Vacheron Constantin Overseas Tourbillon complete in gold. A true spectacle of haute horlogerie, the Vacheron Constantin Overseas Tourbillon is undeniably one of the most beautiful all-metal watches in the world.

This week several stand out pieces include a Big Pilot pairing from IWC, a very capable piece Chopard as well as one of the most interesting takes on the perpetual calendar from H. Moser & Cie.


H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Perpetual Calendar

The H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Perpetual Calendar embodies the pinnacle of horological sophistication, seamlessly blending timeless elegance with cutting-edge innovation. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this timepiece showcases the brand's mastery in haute horlogerie, offering a perpetual calendar complication that accurately tracks date, month, and leap years without adjustment until the year 2100. Its minimalist dial design, featuring elegant leaf-shaped hands and a distinctive fumé effect, exudes understated luxury. Powered by a sophisticated in-house movement, the Endeavour Perpetual Calendar not only exemplifies precision timekeeping but also reflects H. Moser & Cie's commitment to pushing the boundaries of traditional watchmaking, making it a quintessential choice for discerning enthusiasts who appreciate both craftsmanship and innovation.

Cartier Ballon Bleu de Cartier

The Cartier Ballon Bleu de Cartier stands as an iconic testament to the brand's legacy of exquisite craftsmanship and timeless design. Characterised by its distinctive rounded case and signature blue sapphire cabochon crown, this timepiece effortlessly marries classic elegance with contemporary flair. The Ballon Bleu de Cartier appeals to a wide range of tastes and preferences. Its refined dial features Roman numerals, sword-shaped hands, and a guilloché pattern, exuding sophistication and refinement. Whether as a statement piece or an everyday accessory, the Cartier Ballon Bleu de Cartier is a symbol of style and sophistication that transcends time.

IWC Big Pilot's Perpetual Calendar Perpetual Calendar

The IWC Big Pilot's Perpetual Calendar Rodeo Drive seamlessly blends the iconic design of the Big Pilot's collection with the intricate functionality of a perpetual calendar complication. Crafted with precision and attention to detail, this timepiece exudes a commanding presence with its large case size and distinctive dial layout. The perpetual calendar function, capable of accurately tracking date, day, month, year, and moon phase, ensures perpetual accuracy without the need for adjustment, even during leap years. The Rodeo Drive edition adds a touch of exclusivity with its unique aesthetic inspired by the glamour of Beverly Hills, featuring a stunning blue dial and elegant accents. Powered by IWC's renowned in-house movement, the Big Pilot's Perpetual Calendar Rodeo Drive offers exceptional performance and reliability, making it a coveted choice for watch enthusiasts seeking both style and substance in a timepiece.

IWC Big Pilot's Antoine de Saint Exupéry

The IWC Big Pilot's Antoine de Saint Exupéry pays homage to the legendary aviator and author with a blend of timeless design and horological excellence. Featuring a distinctive tobacco brown dial inspired by the flight suits worn by Antoine de Saint Exupéry, this timepiece exudes vintage charm and sophistication. The oversized case and iconic onion-shaped crown are reminiscent of classic pilot's watches, while the stylized Arabic numerals and luminescent hands ensure optimal legibility in any lighting condition. Powered by a robust in-house movement, the Big Pilot's Antoine de Saint Exupéry delivers precise timekeeping performance and reliability, embodying the spirit of adventure and exploration. With its limited edition status and unique aesthetic, this watch is a coveted collector's item for enthusiasts who appreciate both history and craftsmanship.

Bamford Watch Department + Wes Lang TAG Heuer Carrera Limited Edition

The collaboration between Bamford Watch Department and artist Wes Lang brings forth a striking interpretation of the TAG Heuer Carrera, resulting in a limited edition timepiece that seamlessly merges contemporary artistry with horological excellence. Drawing inspiration from Lang's distinctive style, characterized by bold motifs and intricate details, this Carrera edition features a visually captivating design that pushes the boundaries of traditional watchmaking. The dial, adorned with Lang's iconic skull motif and adorned with vibrant colors, serves as a canvas for artistic expression while retaining the Carrera's iconic chronograph layout and functionality. With Bamford Watch Department's expertise in customizing timepieces, each watch is meticulously crafted to the highest standards, ensuring both aesthetic brilliance and precision performance. Limited in production, the Bamford Watch Department + Wes Lang TAG Heuer Carrera Limited Edition stands as a unique testament to the fusion of art, craftsmanship, and innovation in the world of luxury watches, appealing to collectors and enthusiasts alike.

Chopard Alpine Eagle XL Chrono

The Chopard Alpine Eagle XL Chrono exemplifies the brand's commitment to innovation, sustainability, and timeless elegance. Crafted from Lucent Steel A223, a highly durable and eco-friendly material derived from ethically sourced steel, this timepiece combines robustness with a sophisticated design inspired by the beauty of the Alps. The XL Chrono variant introduces a larger case size, providing a bold and commanding presence on the wrist. Its distinctive dial features a chronograph complication with sub-dials for precise timing, while the textured pattern reminiscent of an eagle's iris adds a touch of sophistication and depth. Equipped with Chopard's in-house movement, the Alpine Eagle XL Chrono delivers exceptional accuracy and reliability, ensuring optimal performance in any situation. With its blend of sustainability, craftsmanship, and sporty elegance, the Chopard Alpine Eagle XL Chrono appeals to modern adventurers and watch enthusiasts seeking a timepiece that reflects their values and lifestyle.

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