Watches and Wonders 2021 x MR PORTER: Part 1
Watches and Wonders is officially here! In what is the world's greatest online horological spectacle, Watches and Wonders Geneva 2021 brings to life the wondrous world of haute horlogerie, with some 40 of the most prominent and well-known watchmakers unveiling their latest releases. Spanning the course of a week, Watches and Wonders Geneva 2021 promises to be one of the best horological events we have ever seen, with a plethora of watches already being unveiled to the world.
MR PORTER, the premier online men's fashion destination, is once again proud to partner with Watches and Wonders, bringing exclusive access to some of the show's most extravagant, most beautiful and most desirable watches. You can head to The Haulogerium to purchase any of the pieces you see here, too.
Hermès H08 Automatic
Refined, characteristically different and with a casual-sporty chic about it, the new H08 Automatic from Hermès is a bold statement from the eponymous brand. Encased in a 39mm graphene case which boasts durability and comfort, the H08 Automatic features a black ceramic bezel, a black grained and satin-brushed dial, and Hermès' distinctly avant-garde styling throughout. The Hermès H08 Automatic is powered by the H1837 automatic calibre which is visible through the open sapphire caseback. The crowning jewel of the H08 Automatic is Hermès' signature orange-tipped compass-inspired seconds hand which is offset beautifully by the blue Super-LumiNova.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso has quickly grown to iconicity, gaining a cult-like status since its introduction in 1931. Fast forward to 2021 and to celebrate the model's 90th anniversary, Jaeger-Lecoultre has unveiled the Reverso Tribute Small Seconds. Featuring a stunning green dial with a matching green leather strap, the Reverso Tribute Small Seconds continues with the model's signature Art Deco-inspired theme, retaining its traditional values all the while building upon the piece's relevance in the 21st century.
Panerai Submersible Blu Abisso PAM01074
From Panerai we have the hefty Submersible Blu Abisso PAM01074. Encased in 42mm of bronze, the cushion-curved case coupled with Panerai's infamous crown-guard architecture makes for a bold, almost outspoken statement watch. Offsetting the boisterous look of the Submersible Blu Abisso PAM01074's case is a subtle and super understated midnight-blue dial, contrasted with bronze dial highlights, hands and hour markers.
IWC Pilot's Automatic Chronograph
Green seems to be the ongoing theme of the past few years, and as such the release of this green-themed Pilot's Automatic Chronograph from IWC should come as no surprise. I love the sunburst green dial that shimmers and shines in different hues depending on the lighting exposure. This is even more pronounced when you contrast it with the stainless steel case and the brown leather strap. The exposed crown and chronograph pushers give the Pilot's Automatic Chronograph a real sense of functionality, all the while ensuring that the focus is not lost on that beautiful dial.
Piaget Polo Chronograph
In the world of watches, the colour blue may be on the receiving end of a kind of renaissance, with the new Piaget Polo Chronograph leading the charge. As subtle as it is bold, the mixture of deep blues, greys, whites and blacks leaves the Piaget Polo Chronograph in a prime position of being utterly without peer. From the horizontal pattern on the dial to the lovely blue sub-dials, from the architectural case to the shapely hands, the Piaget Polo Chronograph captures the quintessential look and feel of a sports chronograph superbly.