Welcome to this week's edition of MR PORTER x Haulogerie: Watch Picks of the Week. In the latest edition of this series, we'll be featuring some amazing watches from the likes of Jaeger-LeCoultre, Roger Dubuis and Laurent Ferrier. Enjoy!
Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph
Jaeger-LeCoultre's 42mm watch is part of the brand's 'Polaris' collection, inspired by the original 1968 diver's alarm model of the same name. It follows the look of its predecessor but with the addition of 30-minute and 12-hour counting chronometers and a tachymeter scale that encircles the black dial. The case is made from polished and satin-brushed stainless steel that feels comfortable and satisfyingly weighty on the wrist. Inside is the calibre 751H automatic movement that can be viewed through the exhibition case back, along with the intricate Côtes de Genève finish.
Laurent Ferrier Square
Laurent Ferrier's watch is impeccable in appearance and craftsmanship. It's built with an in-house calibre FBN 229.01 automatic movement that is, perhaps, one of the truest modern interpretations of Mr Abraham-Louis Breguet's escapement. It's a joy to admire through the exhibition case back, along with the Côtes de Genève finishing. The black opaline dial is kept minimal to best complement the pillow-shaped stainless steel case.
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Huracán St Evo 2
'Audacious' is the word that Roger Dubuis uses to describe its collaboration with Lamborghini Squadra Corse motorsport division, and with its skeleton dial and neon-orange detailing, this 'Excalibur Spider Huracán' reference is a daring example of horological design. Limited to just 88 pieces, it has been crafted in Switzerland, powered by an RD630 automatic movement visible through the exhibition case back and anchored by a rubber strap inlaid with green Alcantara® microfibre.
IWC Portugieser Automatic
The 'Portugieser' is one of IWC's best-known designs - it was first created in the 1930s at the request of two Portuguese merchants, which the final design then took its name from. This stainless steel version has a 40.4mm case housing a silver-plated dial with hour, minute and small seconds sub-dial. The 192 components of in-house calibre 82200 automatic movement, along with its Côtes de Genève and perlage finishings, can be seen through the exhibition case-back.
H. Moser & Cie Streamliner Perpetual Calendar
H. Moser & Cie.'s 'Streamliner' watch is named for the integration of its perpetual calendar function with the hour and minute trackers - the small red hand keeps the face unfettered of sub-dials, and its power reserve indicator is embedded between the indices, too. The stainless steel case and integrated bracelet borrow curves and a sleekness from Deco-era locomotives.
Hermès Slim d'Hermès Acier
An undeniably elegant and understated choice of watch, Hermès Timepieces' 'Slim d'Hermès Acier' has an 8.2mm polished stainless steel case, which is designed to fit comfortably under the cuffs of your shirt. Expertly crafted in Switzerland, it has a crisp white dial that highlights the original black Arabic numerals by graphic designer Philippe Apeloig and a brown alligator strap. The ultra thin in-house H1950 automatic movement offers a 42-hour power reserve and is visible through the sapphire glass crystal case back.
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