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Five “Big Time” Watches For The Moment You’ve Made It
Words by Mr Chris Hall
21 September 2021
You may have recently read Mr Josh Sims’ excellent essay on the notion of a watch as status symbol. If not, please do. It’s a fascinating read, drilling into just how the nuances of modern life, complete with the performative structures of social media and changing stereotypes about professional and social hierarchies have had an effect on what message we’re sending out when we strap a timekeeping device to our wrists. It prompted us to suggest some watches from MR PORTER’s current collection that speak to the various new “types” of status watch: here are five timepieces that broadcast quite different signals – from the unabashed to the understated.
The “if you know” flex watch
To the untrained eye, a simple steel watch with a green dial and no branding. To those in the know, a white gold-cased perpetual calendar from H. Moser & Cie., one of Switzerland’s most respected indie watchmakers. A watch to broadcast your success only to those as well-informed as you.