Another week down, another edition of MR PORTER x Haulogere: Watch Picks of the Week. In this week's instalment we'll be featuring pieces from Chopard, IWC and Jaeger-LeCoultre. Enjoy!
Baume et Mercier Riviera Automatic
Baume & Mercier's 'Riviera' watch was launched in the 1970s to celebrate the relaxed yet sophisticated lifestyle of the French Riviera. Revisited over 30 years later, this version is designed with the signature dodecagonal stainless steel case and an interchangeable bracelet. The Sellita SW200 automatic movement - which can be admired through the sapphire glass case back - powers the dauphine hands and date window positioned at 3 o'clock.
IWC Big Pilot's Automatic Perpetual Calendar
The 'Big Pilot's' watch is one of IWC's flagship models with a military heritage that stretches back to WWII. Equipped with a perpetual calendar complication, this edition combines the house's technical expertise with the purity of the original timepieces - the triangle at 12 o'clock, simple Arabic numerals and conical crown are all lifted from the 1940s version. With a polished and brushed stainless steel case and blue leather strap, it'll sit well against relaxed suiting and almost any casual outfit.
H. Moser & Cie Pioneer Centre Seconds Automatic
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.
Bremont Hawking Limited Edition
Only 388 editions of Bremont's automatic watch have been made, paying tribute to Mr Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time, which was published in 1988. Crafted from stainless steel, the case back is inlaid with four wooden discs from the professor's desk, where he pondered his most historical works. They sit alongside a fragment of meteorite, numbered manuscript paper and an engraved star map of the night sky in Oxford, England on the date of his birth. The dial itself is artfully rendered with a black hole.
Chopard Alpine Eagle
After re-observing his grandfather's stainless steel 'St. Moritz' watch, Chopard Copresident Mr Karl-Fritz Scheufele was inspired to reissue it with a few variations - the resulting 'Alpine Eagle' is a timepiece that combines sports functionality with elegant aesthetics. This version features the classic configuration of an integrated 18-karat rose gold bracelet, a balanced 41mm case and galvanic-treated Aletsch blue dial recalling the icy plains of the Alps' famous Glacier. The Roman numerals and indices are coated with Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 for superior legibility over time, while a window between 4 and 5 o'clock displays the date.
Panerai Radiomir Mediterraneo PAM01078
The 'Mediterraneo' version of Panerai's iconic 'Radiomir' watch evokes the colours of the deep sea with a rich blue sunburst dial and matching alligator strap. Made in Switzerland with a polished titanium case, it's powered by an in-house P.4000 calibre automatic mechanical movement with 3-day power reserve and has a sapphire crystal case back detailed with a wave pattern.
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