Welcome back to the next instalment of MR PORTER x Haulogerie: Watch Picks of the Week, our regular series where we feature some of our favourite watches from the premier men's online fashion destination. In this week's round up, we'll be highlighting watches from Jaeger-LeCoultre, H. Moser & Cie and Hermès. Enjoy!
Piaget Altiplano Ultimate
Piaget's 'Altiplano Ultimate' holds the current record as the world's thinnest automatic watch (breaking the house's own record, of course). It's all down to the ultra slim 910P calibre and 18-karat white gold case, which also serves as the movement's baseplate. The skeletonised dial, while a product of practicality, is striking in its elegance.
H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Perpetual Calendar
H. Moser & Cie.'s watches might appear simple on first look, but technically speaking, that couldn't be further from the truth. Take this 'Endeavour Perpetual Calendar' timepiece - the Cosmic green fumé dial alone requires over 200 different steps to achieve the gradient sunburst effect. Encased in 18-karat white gold, it's powered by an in-house calibre HMC 800 hand-wound movement and boasts a 168-hour power reserve. A date window sits at three o'clock, while the hour indices double as months of the year, with a small arrow signifying the calendar function.
Ulysse Nardin Diver Automatic
Ulysse Nardin's watch has all the features of a diving style and is pleasingly understated, so it looks just as good with business suits as it does with wetsuits. Equipped with 30-bar water-resistance, it has a stainless steel case that houses a UN-816 automatic movement and a vintage-inspired dial that's printed with the geographic coordinates of its manufacturer. The Super-LumiNova® coatings make sure it's readable in all light levels.
Hermès Arceau Squelette
Among the timepieces that made Mr Henri d'Origny legendary is Hermès' 'Arceau' watch, which debuted in 1978. This 'Squelette' edition refreshes the design while preserving the unique charm that first fostered its allure - namely the stainless steel lugs, inspired by riding stirrups and the house's equestrian roots, and the distinctive rotating Arabic numerals. They circle here around a skeletonised movement beneath gradient-smoked mineral crystal, while the exhibition case back showcases an oscillating weight that's sculpted with the house's emblem.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Small Second
Back in 1931, Jaeger-LeCoultre's famed 'Reverso' flip mechanism was created to serve the needs of army officers and polo players alike - a real feat of technical engineering, it conceals the watch face to prevent damage in just one sweeping motion. Commemorating the 90th anniversary of the original model, this 'Tribute Small Seconds' timepiece has been impeccably crafted in the brand's Swiss workshop with the signature Art Deco-inspired case in polished steel. The indices and floating second-counting subdial are featured on the original 20th-century design, while the smart leather strap matches the green dial.
H. Moser & Cie Pioneer Centre Seconds
H. Moser & Cie.'s 'Centre Seconds' reference is minimal in design, but not without flair, which is all thanks to the vibrant blue fumé dial that has become a trademark of past 'Pioneer' collections. Nestled within the DLC-coated stainless steel case, the calibre HMC 200 converts the movement of your wrist into energy to power the passage of hour and minute hands around simple indices. The Super-LumiNova® tipping enhances visibility so you can accurately monitor time in low-light conditions.
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