MR PORTER x Haulogerie: Watch Picks of the Week #103
Welcome to the next instalment of our regular series, MR PORTER x Haulogerie: Watch Picks of the Week. In this week's edition, we'll be featuring watches from the likes of Piaget, Chopard and Girard-Perregaux. Enjoy!
You can check out last week's picks here.
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Geographic
"For the well-travelled, time saved is always precious," says Jaeger-LeCoultre, dubbing its 'Master Control' the "ultimate travel watch". This 40mm model has a signature 'Geographic' calibre which simultaneously reads time at home and zones abroad on a disc inside the sloping bezel, each denoted in blue letters. Classic and elegant, it's housed in a stainless steel case, with a sunrayed silver dial and elongated dauphine hands.
Panerai Luminor Base Logo PAM01086
The 'Luminor' is one of the most successful lines in Panerai's history, having initially been developed for the Italian navy in the 1950s. True to the collection's minimalism, this 'Base Logo' iteration is built with a signature sandwich dial nestled into a 44mm brushed stainless steel case and decorated with the brand's official logo. The P.6000 movement is operated by hand to ensure absolute precision.
Chopard L.U.C XPS Twist QF
Made in a limited run of 250, Chopard's 'L.U.C. XPS Twist QF' watch is cast from ethically certified Fairmined 18-karat white gold and features a satin-brushed blue-grey dial with intentionally offset small seconds at 7 o'clock. Bearing the seal of the Fleurier Quality Foundation, it has an impressive 65-hour power reserve (thanks to innovative 'Twin' technology combining two coaxial barrels), is a COSC-certified chronometer and has a refined slim case.
IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Boutique Edition
The 'Portugieser' watch is an IWC icon, and this 'Boutique Edition' combines classic design features from the original with some of the Swiss label's most impressive technical innovations. Housed in a durable, wear-resistant 18-karat Armor Gold® case, it's engineered with a perpetual calendar complication that displays the date, day, month and year, along with moon phase and power reserve indicators. It's powered by a calibre 52610 automatic movement and set on a midnight-blue alligator strap.
Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Light
For over two centuries, Girard-Perregaux has maintained a reputation for artful movements that require painstaking handwork and mathematical precision to perfection. Fittingly, this 'Laureato Absolute Light' is handcrafted from sapphire crystal and has an openwork dial that invites a closer look. Limited to 88 pieces, it's inspired by the Swiss maison's original 'Laureato' of 1975, whose calibre and form took architectural inspiration in Italian facades and domes - the intricate assemblage is executed via an octagonal sapphire bezel and a skeletonised movement comprised of 172 parts.
Piaget Polo Skeleton Diamonds
Piaget redefined the category of sport watches when it introduced the 'Polo' back in 1979 - this skeletonised model is the latest evolution of the now iconic style. Designed to showcase technical excellence, it's been engineered in Switzerland with an ultra-thin calibre 1200S1 automatic movement that's housed in an 18-karat white gold case and features an engraved coat of arms on the micro-rotor. It's framed with graduated prong-set diamonds along the bezel and fitted on a classic blue alligator strap.
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