Welcome to the next 'MR PORTER x Haulogerie: Picks of the Week' column. In this week's instalment we have a pretty varied selection of watches for you to choose from, including pieces from Breitling, Zenith, Parmigiani Fleurier and Vacheron Constantin. Enjoy!
Breitling Navitimer B01 Swissair Chronograph
Part of Breitling's 'Navitimer Airline' capsule which pays homage to the legendary airlines of the 1950s (the same time that the Navitimer made its debut), the Navitimer B01 Swissair Chronograph is a nod to the historic airline. Swissair's distinctive colour scheme can be seen throughout the Navitimer B01 Swissair Chronograph with attention to detail adorning the piece like you wouldn't believe.
Breitling Navitimer B01 TWA Chronograph
Another piece that pays tribute to the Airlines of yesteryear is the Navitimer B01 TWA Chronograph. This particular model celebrates the Trans World Airlines and features the airlines insignia and unique colours throughout. Interestingly enough, the Navitimer B01 TWA Chronograph's bezel allows the wearer to make calculations about fuel consumption, flight time, ground speed and wind impact. If need be!
Zenith DEFY Classic in Titanium and Rose Gold
Crafted in a bold mix of brushed titanium and 18k rose gold, this particular DEFY Classic model is definitely a watch that catches the eye. Zenith's DEFY Classic model have typically been associated with monochromatic colour palettes, so I find that this titanium-rose gold model is like a breath of fresh air. Actually really like this one.
Girard-Perregaux Neo Bridges Earth to Sky
Last week we featured Girard-Perregaux's Classic Bridges Skeleton in rose gold. This week we've got the same watch but in a distinctive black titanium case. The Neo Bridges Earth to Sky is chock-full of interesting tech and, coupled with an incredible attentiveness to detail, is a complete spectacle from whichever way you look at it.
Zenith El Primero
One of the most iconic of all chronographs ever, Zenith's El Primero combines impeccable design with precision in a package that is effervescent, timeless and utterly beautiful. I love the original dial colours Zenith used with the El Primero, and I love that not too much has changed with respect to its overall design. A true classic if there ever was one.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Small Seconds
From the masters of the restrained comes the Master Ultra Thin Small Seconds, a masterful stroke of classicism, beauty and execution. There is an eye for detail throughout the watch but not so much so as to deter from its otherwise simplistic look. Absolutely love it!
Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Twincounter Date
Perhaps an odd choice, especially considering the calibre of watches we've featured in this column so far, but hear me out. Montblanc's Heritage Chronométrie Twincounter Date offers a lot of bang for your buck, and if you look closely enough you'll see what I mean. The Heritage Chronométrie Twincounter Date actually features an in-house developed twin-counter complication, with the small-seconds dial on the left side and the date-dial on the right side, doing away from a dial-disrupting date window. Intuitive and inexpensive.
Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronometer
This is the first piece from Parmigiani Fleurier that we have featured on our 'MR PORTER x Haulogerie: Picks of the Week' column and I can guarantee you it won't be the last. The Toric Chronometer features a rose gold case, a fluted bezel, a subtly grained off-white dial and a COSC certified automatic movement. This particular model also comes with an Hermès leather strap, completing what is an otherwise wonderfully beautiful ensemble. Not one known to conform, Parmigiani Fleurier have hit it out of the ball park with the Toric Chronometer.
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Excellence Platine
With platinum as far as the eye can see, the Traditionnelle Excellence Platine expresses this divine material in the best possible way. From its 38mm wide case to its highly grained dial, the Traditionnelle Excellence Platine emphasises platinum's beauty, depth and enamour in a way that is supremely difficult to beat. One of my all time favourite dress watches.
Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph
I spent a week with the Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph some time ago, and to this day I continue to think about it. From the Clou de Paris patterned dial to the blued hands and indices, from the steel case to the sheer amount of details throughout, the Laureato Chronograph was exquisite. It wore heavy, but with a weight you would want to feel in a watch like this. So damn overlooked. Do yourself a favour and follow the link below.
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