Welcome to the next instalment of 'MR PORTER x Haulogerie: Picks of the Week', where we pick out our favourite watches from the high-end online men's fashion destination. In this week's instalment we'll be focusing on calendrier watches from Vacheron Constantin, Baume & Mercier, IWC and Jaeger-LeCoultre. Enjoy!
Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix Complete Calendar
Encased in a warm pink gold case and featuring two apertures depicting the day and month, along with a date-indicator hand, a moonphase and the passing hours, minutes and seconds, Vacheron Constantin's Fiftysix Complete Calendar is delightful, casual and very aristocratic.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Casa Fagliano Reverso Tribute Calendar
The beloved art-deco inspired Reverso is featured again in our 'MR PORTER x Haulogerie: Picks of the Week' column, this time in the guise of the brilliant Casa Fagliano Reverso Tribute Calendar. This particular model is part of a limited edition series and is strapped to a hand sewn, cut and tanned leather strap by Casa Fagliano.
IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar
IWC released a smaller version of its famed Portugieser Perpetual Calendar at this year's Watches & Wonders (along with a very impressive tourbillon model), but my favourite will always be the 44.20mm wide model. This particular piece is encased in red gold and features a silver-plated dial.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar
Like IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre released a brilliant calendrier model at Watches & Wonders, but here is the dressier option, the steel cased silvered sunray dialled Master Calendar.
Baume & Mercier Classima Automatic Chronograph
Not solely a calendrier piece, Baume & Mercier's Classima Automatic Chronograph combines a complete calendar with a moonphase and a chronograph with pump-pushers. From the outset, the dial does look quite busy, but the vertical alignment of the sub-dial registers, the use of day/month apertures and the date-hand indicator ensures a sound level of legibility.
Montblanc Heritage Day-Date
Superfluous, simplistic and really quite lovely, Montblanc's Heritage Day-Date is a reductionist in appearance and in complexity. Featuring only a day-date function, indicated by two apertures at 12 and 6 o'clock, the Heritage Day-Date does well to remain focused and direct. And it won't break the bank, either.