MR PORTER CELEBRATES ITS 10th ANNIVERSARY AND LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION PILOT’S CHRONOGRAPH WITH IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN
To mark MR PORTER’s first decade as the leading, global destination for men’s style, MR PORTER has partnered with IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN to launch the “10 Years of MR PORTER” Limited Edition Pilot’s Chronograph. This special collaboration is the first time both brands have developed an exclusive timepiece together – the watch is limited to only 110 pieces and is available exclusively on MR PORTER from Monday 3 Mayin celebration of the 2021 anniversary year.
COLLABORATING FOR MR PORTER’S 10th ANNIVERSARY
The “10 Years of MR PORTER” Limited Edition Pilot’s Chronograph is significant in that it highlights MR PORTER’s milestone year as a men’s style destination, alongside its development in becoming a defining retailer and destination for luxury watches and original watch editorial. This anniversary collector’s item is the first of a wider exclusive multi-brand 10th Anniversary collection, that will debut on MR PORTER later this year.
Sporting a totally unique colour scheme and pairing a bronze case with a black dial and soft Alcantara strap, the military-inspired features give a more casual and sartorial feel. The watch is engraved with “MR PORTER 10 Yrs Limited Edition” on the individually numbered titanium case-back.
A subtle nod to MR PORTER’s 10th Anniversary is showcased by a Super-Luminova® painted “10” on the dial. The gold-tone Arabic numerals complement the warmth of the bronze case, with high-contrast white luminous inlay on the hands.
Housed in a 41-millimetre case and powered by the IWC-manufactured 69380 calibre chronograph movement. This robust, reliable and precise chronograph movement in classic column wheel design is one of the latest developments from IWC’s engineers. A bi-directional pawl winding system reliably builds up a power reserve of 46 hours.
“We are thrilled with our first collaboration with IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN, created to mark MR PORTER’s 10th Anniversary this year. The end goal was to create a functional and easy to wear timepiece, that can be a stylish addition to any outfit, which the teams have certainly achieved with this limited-edition Pilot’s watch.”
Ms Fiona Firth, Managing Director, MR PORTER
“As well as demonstrating their excellent taste with a carefully chosen wardrobe, discerning men punctuate their innate sense of style with a serious mechanical wristwatch. The partnership between MR PORTER and IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN is so successful because we can offer both in one place. Everyone at IWC extends our warmest congratulations to our partner on its 10th anniversary and are looking forward to our continued collaboration.”
Mr Chris Grainger-Herr, CEO, IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN
Readers will be able to enjoy a hands-on review on the watch featured within MR PORTER’s digital magazine The Journal on 3 May.
MR PORTER’s 10th anniversary year will be celebrated throughout 2021, and will feature additional milestone launches that reflect MR PORTER’s role in defining and leading the best in menswear, style, editorial and service around the world.
“10 Years of MR PORTER” Limited Edition Pilot’s Chronograph
- Reference Number: IW387907
- Swiss-made calibre 69380 automatic chronograph movement with 46-hour power reserve
- 28,800 VPH
£6,550 / $7,100 / €7,850
- Hour, minute and second hands
- Day and date window
- Chronograph: small seconds, 30-minute and 12- hour sub-dials
- Black dial
- Gold-tone luminescent hands, gold-tone Arabic numerals and indices
- Bronze case
- Titanium case-back
- Crown for chronograph, date and time adjustments and manual winding
- Sapphire glass crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
- Engraved case back
- Pin-buckle-black with Alcantara strap
- Case diameter: 41mm; case thickness: 15.3mm
- Water resistance: 6 bar
- Limited to 110 pieces