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MR PORTER x Haulogerie: Watch Picks of the Week #105

Welcome back to the next edition of MR PORTER x Haulogerie. In this week's instalment, we'll be highlighting some amazing pieces, including a few watches from Jaeger-LeCoultre, something out of the ordinary from Girard-Perregaux and a delightful bank-breaking Panerai to tempt you. Enjoy!

You can check out last week's picks here.

And don't forget to head to The Haulogerium for our specially curated content.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Calendar Chronograph

There isn't much in terms of complications that Jaeger-LeCoultre hasn't already accomplished, but the 'Master Control', with its triple threat of a chronograph, treble calendar and moon phase, is a first. Resembling the round watch cases produced by the house in the mid-20th century, this 40mm model is crafted from non-tarnishing Le Grand Rose Gold® and has a contrasting brown alligator strap. The dial displays calendar functions at six and 12 o'clock, while the graduated chronograph scale for pulsations can measure heart rates.

Buy here: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Calendar Chronograph

IWC Big Pilot's Perpetual Calendar

The 'Big Pilot's' watch is one of IWC's flagship models with a military heritage that stretches back to WWII. Equipped with a perpetual calendar complication, this edition combines the house's technical expertise with the purity of the original timepieces - the triangle at 12 o'clock, simple Arabic numerals and conical crown are all lifted from the 1940s version. With a polished and brushed stainless steel case and blue leather strap, it'll sit well against relaxed suiting and almost any casual outfit.

Buy here: IWC Big Pilot's Perpetual Calendar

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Calendar

Jaeger-LeCoultre launched its first 'Calendar' watch in 1945 and added the 'Master' edition to the range in 2013. Powered by an in-house calibre 866/1 automatic movement, this reference is engineered with highly legible complications, including a date hand, day and month windows and moon phase sub-dial. The sleek stainless case is a nice complement to the silver sunray dial, while the brown leather strap makes it suitable for everyday wear.

Buy here: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Calendar

Panerai Luminor Marina PAM01112

Panerai's Laboratorio di Idee in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, is where its master watchmakers and engineers develop, innovate and fine-tune their exclusive technologies, inspired by the brand’s heritage as a tool diving-watch pioneer at the service of Italian WWII frogmen. Encased in the label's durable Goldtech™, resistant to oxidation thanks to the addition of platinum, this 'Luminor Marina Sole Blu' watch is powered by an in-house-built calibre P.9010 automatic movement. Signature design details include a crown-protecting safety lock and sun-brushed sandwich dial that matches the dark-blue alligator strap.

Buy here: Panerai Luminor Marina PAM01112

Girard-Perregaux Laureato Perpetual Calendar

Inspired by the original 1975 'Laureato' model created by architect Adolfo Natalini , Girard-Perregaux's 42mm timepiece fuses modern proportions with time-honoured craftsmanship. This reference is carved from polished and satin-finished stainless steel and features a distinctive octagonal bezel framing a blue dial adorned with the house's 'Clou de Paris' pattern - the date windows and hour indications stand out in contrast allowing for easy reading. It's powered by an in-house automatic movement with a useful perpetual calendar complication that requires manual correction only every century.

Buy here: Girard-Perregaux Laureato Perpetual Calendar

Polo Polo Skeleton

This skeletonised 'Polo' watch is Piaget's latest interpretation of the iconic style it launched in 1979. Fitted on a blue alligator strap, it's been manufactured in Switzerland with a satin-finished 18-karat pink gold case and has a signature cushion-shaped dial with a recessed minute track. It's powered by an ultra thin calibre 1200S1 automatic movement that's visible from all angles, thanks to the exhibition case back - notice how the micro-rotor is engraved with the label's historic coat of arms.

Buy here: Polo Polo Skeleton

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