Another week down, another round up of our favourite watch picks from the coffers of the premier online fashion destination, MR PORTER. In this week's edition, we'll be featuring some amazing watches from Roger Dubuis, Girard-Perregaux and Chopard. Enjoy!
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Cobalt Blue Flying Tourbillon
Roger Dubuis calls its in-house movements "contemporary works of art" - they're all developed in its Swiss manufacture with one of the most sought-after certifications of horological excellence, the Poinçon de Genève. Produced in a limited run of 88 pieces, this 'Excalibur Cobalt Blue' reference is designed with a a 42mm CarTech Micro-Melt BioDur CCMTM® case - inside, the watchmaker's signature skeletonised dial with hour and minute hands is powered by a hand-wound RD512SQ movement with a flying tourbillon that can be admired through the sapphire glass crystal from both sides. The matching blue strap can be easily swapped out thanks to the integrated Quick Release System.
Chopard L.U.C. Time Traveler One Limited Edition
Tracking 24 time zones, Chopard's 'Time Traveler One' watch should be enough to satisfy your frequent travels, or wanderlust. An 'L.U.C.' watch, named after founder Louis-Ulysse Chopard, it's made entirely in-house with a stainless steel case fitted with a rotating bezel, while Super-LumiNova®-coated hands and indices keep the display easily readable. The L.U.C 01.05-L movement is COSC-certified, and classically decorated with Côtes de Genève and chamfering visible through the back.
Girard-Perregaux Classic Bridges Limited Edition
Girard-Perregaux's 'Classic Bridges' watch is designed with a skeleton dial and sapphire glass case back to showcase the Maison's exquisite expertise in Haute Horology - it turned watchmaking on its head in the 1860s by making the invisible visible and this collection reimagines the merging of design and mechanics with a contemporary eye. The new in-house calibre GP08600-0001 automatic movement boasts more than 200 components and two iconic arrow-shaped bridges. This pink gold model measures a sleek 40mm and is fitted with a black alligator strap.
Piaget Polo Chronograph Diamonds
Dusted with hundreds of diamonds on the dial, bezel, lugs and buckle, Piaget's 'Polo' watch is an eye-catching style especially suited to formal dress. It's been expertly crafted in Switzerland from 18-karat white gold, fitted with a striking blue alligator strap and detailed with 30-minute and 12-hour counters to match. View the calibre 1160P automatic chronograph movement with oscillating weight through the sapphire crystal case back.
IWC Pilot's Watch MARK XVII SFTI
IWC's limited-edition 'Mark XVIII' watch is modelled after the one awarded to Strike Fighter Tactics Instructors - the graduates of the US Navy's elite 'TOP GUN' program. One of just 250 made, this automatic reference has been engineered in Switzerland with a calibre 35111 automatic movement housed in a black ceramic case. It's fitted on a hard-wearing webbing strap and features a printed insignia on the dial.
Panerai Submersible Azzurro PAM1209
Engineered for diving, Panerai's 'Submersible Azzurro' watch is waterproof up to 300 metres. Sporty and sophisticated, its matte-black dial is accented with 'Luminor' hands and indices, which are incredibly legible even underwater. It's powered by the brand's P.900 automatic movement and is perfectly sized at 42mm wide. Limited to just 500 pieces worldwide - and we have the last ten numbered references ever produced - it comes with an easily interchangeable Sportech™ strap along with a screwdriver for changing the straps.