What happens when Vacheron Constantin, the world’s oldest watch manufacture in continuous production for more than 265 years, collaborates with the upstart men’s style online destination, Mr Porter? Well, given both brands’ focus on suave, luxurious design, you know the result will be refined and sophisticated. And it doesn’t disappoint: the limited edition, available exclusively on Mr Porter, is a super stylish version of the casually elegant Fiftysix day-date watch. The Fiftysix collection launched two years ago and the new Mr Porter interpretation keeps the 40mm stainless steel case of the original collection and is distinguished by a petrol blue dial and a sepia brown calfskin strap, a notable addition to the collection’s ‘urban spirit’ personality.
The dial’s intense colour was specially developed and the sector-type dial is rich in detail, with three different finishes – opaline, sunburst and snailed – from the centre to the rim that create a highly legible face, along with its Arabic numerals, hour-markers and gold minute hands. The innovative self-winding movement powers the day, date and 40-hour power reserve indications. Only 30 of these characterful pieces have been made, so get clicking for a technically and aesthetically pleasing timepiece to adorn your wrist.