Aside from selling men’s clothing and accessories, Mr Porter is one of the few online authorized dealers of luxury watches, carrying brands like IWC, Zenith and Junghans. Back in 2015, it began carrying watches from Belgian indie watchmaker Ressence. Now, Ressence has designed two new versions of its Type 1 watch exclusively for the online retailer.
Ressence watches are particularly special because of the unique time-telling mechanism that drives them. They use a mechanical movement (a heavily modified ETA 2824/2 underneath), but rather than driving a set of hands, the movement drives an intricate set of orbiting disks denoting the hours, minutes, seconds and power reserve. What makes these two Ressence watches unique to Mr Porter are the case and dial combinations: a brushed navy dial with a titanium case, and a silver-coated white dial with a rose gold case. The former appears to have already sold out, but the latter is still available for $33,800.