Welcome back to another edition of MR PORTER x Haulogerie: Watch Picks of the Week, where every week we pick out our 6 favourite watches from the coffers of the premier men's online fashion destination. In this week's round-up we'll be featuring pieces from IWC, Panerai and Girard-Perregaux. Enjoy!
Girard-Perregaux Laureato Automatic
Girard-Perregaux's 'Laureato' watch was first showcased in 1975 and defined by its sport-inspired case, which features an octagonal bezel and integrated bracelet. This one has been crafted in Switzerland from stainless steel and set with a black Clou de Paris dial and coated hands for optimum visibility. The calibre GP01800-0025 automatic movement has an impressive 54-hour power reserve and is water-resistant to 10 bar.
H. Moser & Cie Venturer Hand-Wound
The 'Venturer Concept's' striking minimalism is a true representation of H. Moser & Cie.'s design restraint. The Vantablack® dial, made from the darkest material known to man, limits light reflections to create the impression of a black hole, which contrasts with the warm glow of the 18-karat red gold case. A power reserve indicator for the HMC 327 hand-wound movement is placed discreetly at the back, leaving just hour and minute hands for timekeeping. It makes the most elegant and refined of dress watches.
Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Quantième Perpetual Retrograde Calendar
Parmigiani Fleurier updates the original 'Toric' watch, which debuted the year Mr Michel Parmigiani founded his namesake company: 1996. At the heart of this 18-karat rose gold 'Quantième' model is the calibre PF333 automatic movement that powers the moon phase and perpetual calendar - this precise complication follows the leap year, too. The exhibition case back showcases the intricate work that details the plates and bridges inside, including bevelling, circular graining, Côtes de Genève finishes. We offer a two-year warranty for all working parts and manufacturing faults for luxury watches.
IWC Aquatimer Expedition Jacques-Yves Cousteau Edition
IWC has been manufacturing professional diving watches for almost 50 years. This 'Expedition Jacques-Yves Costeau' chronograph references the Swiss watchmaker’s first style, released in 1967, but pays homage to the titular ‘Le Commandant', whose profile is engraved on the case back. Evolving to meet the demands of 21st century divers, this stopwatch-enabled piece is constructed with an externally operated internal rotating bezel with a SafeDive locking system and push-buttons that can be activated underwater, even at 300m.
IWC Big Pilot's Automatic
Early 'observation watches' from the 1930s were simple in that they packed three hands against a dark dial inside a large case, which naturally made for great legibility. IWC's latest 'Big Pilot's' model stays true to those of yesteryear but scales down the original 55mm proportions to 46.2mm. Made from stainless steel with a 'Racing Green' face, it employs an in-house automatic 52110 calibre and stores an impressive 7-day power reserve. The soft-iron inner case protects against magnetic fields, so accuracy never wavers.
Panerai Luminor Tuttonero GMT PAM01438
Panerai set out to make an impact with the 'Tuttonero GMT' version of its 'Luminor' watch - a feat it certainly achieved. Featuring a sleek black dial, it's been manufactured in Switzerland from high-tech ceramic that's five times tougher than steel and resistant to both scratches and shock. It's powered by a calibre P.9010 automatic movement and has a titanium case back.
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