In this week's MR PORTER x Haulogerie: Watch Picks of the Week we'll be featuring a variety of watches made out of solid gold, including pieces from Panerai, IWC and Cartier. Enjoy!
Panerai Submersible OroCarbo PAM01070
Unveiled at Shanghai's 2020 'Watches & Wonders' event, this 'Submersible OroCabo' watch is a fine example of Panerai's ability to combine tradition and innovation. Fitted with an in-house calibre P.900 three-day automatic movement, it has a substantial case made from Goldtech™ and Carbotech; both materials are developed to be supremely durable and lightweight - the former enriched with platinum while the latter is forged from layers of carbon fibre. This model also features a signature safety crown, luminous markers for legibility underwater and a unidirectional rotating bezel.
IWC Portugieser Automatic Boutique Edition
This 'Boutique Edition' watch celebrates one of IWC's most iconic collections: the 'Portugieser'. Combining classic design and impressive technical know-how, it's been built in Switzerland with a reliable in-house calibre 52010 automatic movement with a seven-day power reserve that's visible through the exhibition case back. It features an 18-karat gold case and dark dial to match the midnight-blue alligator strap.
Cartier Tank Louis Cartier
The Cartier name alone is well-esteemed, but the French house's high regard is validated by the impressive workmanship that goes into its fine watches. Manufactured in Switzerland, this 'Tank' edition is modelled after the one worn by Mr Louis Cartier himself and features rounded lugs inspired by his appreciation for Art Deco style. The 18-karat gold case houses a precise quartz movement and handsomely complements the sapphire crown and brown alligator strap.
Panerai Luminor Due PAM01041
Panerai's 'Luminor Due' watch is slightly smaller and thinner than the house's signature oversized styles, making it ideal for more formal looks or everyday wear. Crafted in Switzerland from Goldtech™, it has a sleek black dial with a matching alligator strap and luminescent hands and indices for legibility in the dark. It runs on a precise P.900 calibre automatic movement with three-day power reserve and the inner workings are visible through the case back.
IWC Portugieser Automatic Chronograph Boutique Edition
The new 'Portugieser' collection builds on IWC's most iconic legacy, a watch that CEO Mr Christoph Grainger-Herr refers to as the "heart" of the heritage brand. Featuring the same clean dial and signature recessed totalisers that have been style signatures since 1939, this newly released 'Boutique Edition' chronograph has a polished 18-karat gold case and sleek blue dial that matches the alligator strap. The IWC-manufactured calibre 69355 automatic movement boasts a 46-hour power reserve and is visible through the exhibition case back.
Zenith Elite Classic Automatic
The 'Elite Classic' is one of Zenith's most popular watch lines thanks to its clean, timeless appearance, elegant feel and sheer wearability. This automatic model has an alligator strap and 18-karat rose gold case fitted with a sunray dial and sleek dauphine hands. It's equipped with a date window at 6 o'clock and has an exhibition case back to showcase the movement.
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