Part 1 of Watches and Wonders 2021 x MR PORTER was full of incredible pieces from the likes of PIaget, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Hermès. Part 2 will feature some more amazing pieces from the likes of Roger Dubuis, Vacheron Constantin and Montblanc.
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Flying Tourbillon
A marvelling spectacle if there ever was one, the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Flying Tourbillon is a beast of haute horlogerie. The combination of a flying tourbillon, an openworked dial and pink gold makes for one of the most awe-inspiring releases of the show thus far. I am absolutely endowed by this piece and can find absolutely nothing to nit-pick at. The Roger Dubuis Excalibur Flying Tourbillon is a masterpiece, period.
Cartier Ballon Bleu de Cartier
From Cartier we have the Ballon Bleu de Cartier. A delicate, intricate and detailed timepiece, the Ballon Bleu de Cartier gets its eponymous name from the floating blue cabochon nestled in the bezel and the shape of the case. Crafted in pink gold, the Ballon Bleu de Cartier is a refined, sophisticated and elegant timepiece that is as beautiful as it is understated.
H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Tourbillon
The combination of a minimalism and technical complexity is just the tip of the haute horlogerie iceberg that is the H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Tourbillon. Harmonious, balanced and exquisitely finished, the H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Tourbillon is an exceptional timepiece that builds upon the independent maison's watchmaking direction. The H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Tourbillon features a stunning dial with a tonal effect inspired by an ox's eye, a 40mm red gold case and the calibre HMC 804 automatic tourbillon. Supreme.
Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921
The Historiques American 1921 is a staple of Vacheron Constantin. Originally made for the American market during the Roaring Twenties, the Historiques American 1921 was a marvel of engineering, with the 45-degree angled dial and strategically placed crown ensuring legibility and functionality. Fast forward to a century later and the Historiques American 1921 has a cult-like status, endowed as being one of the most iconic watches in the world. The latest model continues on the original's thematic approach, this time clad in white gold with a subtle yet gorgeous white dial and a supreme hand-wound movement.
Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Limited Edition
Paying tribute to the adventuring spirit of mountaineers and to celebrate the 160th anniversary of the maison's iconic Minerva arm, the 1858 Geosphere Limited Edition captures the quintessential look and feel of a travelled watch. Clad in bronze and featuring a smoked dial, the 1858 Geosphere Limited Edition features a dual time zone indicator in the form of a northern and southern hemisphere indicator on the dial. The 1858 Geosphere Limited Edition also features red dots on each of the hemispheres, marking the peaks of the Seven Summits Challenge, while the case back has a special depiction of the Gobi Desert and a compass engraving.