GLOBAL (2 DECEMBER 2022) – MR PORTER is pleased to launch the Handmade Edit: a curated selection of luxury watches and fine jewellery. Each piece has a unique craft to showcase, from the worlds most revered brands and maisons. The collection features 12 luxury watches and 30 jewellery pieces across 11 brands – including two new brands alongside 19 exclusive pieces to MR PORTER.
Prices from £570/€665/$700 to £275,000/€316,000/$300,000
MR PORTER has assembled this collection of hard-to-find and limited-edition pieces to represent a diverse range of horological approaches, from ultra-thin dress watches with hardstone dials to classical complications finished with hand-turned guilloché patterns. Rare, detailed, characterful and beautiful – everything a truly luxury watch should be.
In the spirit of artisanal excellence, some of Switzerland’s finest independent watchmakers are included, in the form of Andersen Genève and H. Moser & Cie. – but the collection also nods to the role that major brands have always played in showcasing the work of skilled craftspeople.
The likes of Jaeger-LeCoultre, Hermès Timepieces and Piaget all have proud histories in this department and through collaboration with the world’s most talented artists, create watches which emphasise their own individual characters. Not to mention the iconic presence of the Cartier Tank Chinoise, or one of Switzerland’s fastest-rising stars, the resurgent Gerald Charles, whose Maestro both pays tribute to, and distinctly evolves, the work of legendary designer Mr Gérald Genta.
The world of jewellery represents one of the oldest traditions of handcraft in human existence; fashions may ebb and flow, but the art of working precious metals and stones lives on, continuing a lineage that dates back thousands of years. To celebrate today’s vibrant industry, MR PORTER has selected pieces from a handful of brands, from Paris to Los Angeles, that marry that age-old respect for the materials at hand with a distinctly modern sensitivity.
From the all-out statement that is a fully-set SHAY necklace – a mere 65 carats of VS F diamonds set in 18k white-gold – to the more discreet pendants and rings of Suzanne Kalan and Healers Fine Jewelry, a wide range of styles is represented. Ultimately, whether you’re drawn to the exuberance of something like Annoushka’s charm necklace or the simplicity of Healers’ gold medallions, one thing is constant: the handcraft that goes into them, as it always has.
Exclusive Pieces to MR PORTER
Andersen Genève Tempus Terra White Gold MR PORTER Edition watch – one of one
Andersen Genève Jumping Hours Yellow Gold MR PORTER Edition watch – one of one
Annoushka My Life In Seven Charms collection, set sold in unique book-box – exclusive capsule
Gerald Charles Maestro 8.0 Squelette Skeleton watch – first piece available globally
H.Moser & Cie. Heritage Tourbillon watch – one of one
Piaget Vintage Inspiration White and Yellow Gold trio – exclusive set of three
Shay White Gold Diamond necklace – one of one and exclusive global retail partner
Suzanne Kalan White and Yellow Gold pendant and ring collection – exclusive capsule
“The watch and jewellery world is one of incredible craftmanship. Know-how is passed down generation to generation but often operating behind closed doors. As part of the Handmade Edit on MR PORTER we are delighted to bring some of these pieces and techniques to light – and to celebrate the gifted artisans who made them. I am thrilled to be launching this edit of incredible pieces from some of our favourite brands which features painted dials, embroidered gold thread, enamelling, stone setting, tourbillons and skeletonised dials. These truly are objects to be worn and marvelled at.”Mr Maxim de Turckheim, Senior Watches and Jewellery Buyer, MR PORTER