Another week down, another round up of our favourite watch picks from the coffers of the esteemed online fashion destination in MR PORTER x Haulogerie: Watch Picks of the Week. In this week's edition, we've picked out some amazing watches from the likes of IWC and Jaeger-LeCoultre. Enjoy!
Hemès Heure H Large Automatic
Originally created in 1996 by Philippe Mouquet, this titanium Hermès Timepieces watch already feels like a future heirloom. It has a minimalist black face that's detailed only with Arabic numerals and the house moniker at 12 o'clock. Adding to its refined appearance, it's anchored by a tonal leather strap and has Super-LumiNova®-coated hands so you can read it in even in low light. It's powered by a Calibre H1912 automatic movement, which you can see through the exhibition case back, and has a 45-hour power reserve.
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.
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.
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.
Panerai Submersible PAM01223
Panerai's 'Submersible' watch treads familiar water with the 'Luminor' collection, sharing a similar cushion case and crown guard, along with a unidirectionally rotating bezel. Suitable for deep-diving to the depth of 300 metres, it has a fully legible luminous face and a Caoutchouc black rubber strap that'll fit comfortably over your dive suit. Perhaps most impressive of all is the P.900 calibre power reserve, which automatically winds to provide a 3-day capacity, so you have plenty of time to explore.
IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Moon & Tide Chronograph
In creating the 'Portugieser Yacht Club' watch, IWC was able to capture the interplay the moon and the sun have on the earth's tides. Within its 18-karat red gold case, the blue dial features low- and high-tide indication and a double moon-phase aperture for the northern and southern hemispheres with integrated display of neap and spring tides. The rubber and textile strap underscores its maritime influences.
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