Another week down, another edition of MR PORTER x Haulogerie: Watch Picks of the Week. In this week's instalment we'll be featuring watches from Chopard, Panerai and Cartier. Enjoy!
IWC Pilot's Limited Edition Automatic Chronograph
IWC's '3705' watch, nicknamed the 'Black Flieger', was released in 1994 and holds rank as the first ceramic chronograph ever produced - it was only on the market for three years, making it an incredibly rare find. A tribute to that reference, this limited edition model has been manufactured in Switzerland with a sleek black Ceratanium® case and matching leather strap. The in-house automatic movement tracks the day and date and luminous hands make the dial highly legible, even if you're not at 40,000 feet.
H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Tourbillion Ox's Eye
The striking minimalism of H. Moser & Cie.'s 'Endeavour Tourbillon Ox's Eye' watch not only makes for a notable addition to your collection but is perfect for any formal event. Free from numerals and indices, the elegantly assembled dial gleams with a tonal effect inspired by an ox's eye, while the window at six o'clock frames the automatic movement's escapement. The case is crafted from 18-karat red gold that's complemented well by a brown leather strap.
Cartier Santos de Cartier
Cartier announced the re-launch of its 'Santos' line at SIHH 2018 and it has been adding new styles to the collection ever since. Featuring the same defining characteristics as the iconic 1904 original, like the square dial, Roman numbers and screws in the bezel, this stainless steel model is updated with a midnight-blue gradient dial and 'QuickSwitch' interchangeability system that lets you swap out the bracelet strap for a leather one. It's been manufactured in Switzerland and is powered by an automatic movement.
Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days PAM00914
Panerai's diving watch takes its name and rugged case design from the 'Lumior 1950', which was originally designed for the commandos of the Italian Marina Militare. Highly precise and resilient, this edition has a manually wound P.500 movement with an eight-day power reserve - a timespan the label has sustained as a legacy since the '40s. It's encased in hypoallergenic stainless steel and fitted with a supple nubuck strap.
Baume et Mercier Classima Automatic
Every detail of Baume & Mercier's 'Classima' watch is balanced for timelessness and versatility. Set on an interchangeable canvas strap, it's engineered from stainless steel with a slate-grey dial complementing the blue leaf-shaped hands. The movement is a Swiss-made Sellita SW200 - a calibre popular for its superlative performance.
Chopard L.U.C XP Automatic
Chopard prides itself on perfecting each element of its 'L.U.C' watch, down to the last coil. Delivering on its promise of a "modern classic for men of taste", this 'XP' model draws from the traditions of Savile Row with an alligator-lined British merino wool strap - at only 7.2mm thick, it fits comfortably beneath the cuff of your shirt. The vertical satin-brushed dial has been hand-finished by artisans in Le Locle, Switzerland and is accented with gilded Arabic numerals, sharp markers and hour and minute hands to contrast nicely with the stainless steel case. The ultra thin calibre is automatically wound with two superposed barrels, based on the house's patented Twin architecture, which guarantees a generous 58-hour power reserve.
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