Welcome to the next edition of our weekly series, MR PORTER x Haulogerie: Watch Picks of the Week. In this week's edition, we'll be featuring some amazing watches from the likes of Roger Dubuis, H. Moser & Cie, IWC and Piaget. Enjoy!
Roger Dubuis Excalibur EON Double Flying Tourbillon
Extreme technical ingenuity is the creed of Roger Dubuis. With a substantial 45mm ‘EON gold’ case that’s resistant to tarnish for a lifetime, this ultimate iteration of the 'Excalibur' watch showcases the feat of the 108-SQ double flying tourbillion carriages within a dramatically skeletonised dial, while chamfered edges sharpen the graphic lines of the architecture. Equally impressive in performance as in visuals, it's certified with the Poinçon de Genève, whose seal takes 360 hours of hand-finishing to make the grade.
Piaget Altiplano Ultimate
Piaget's 'Altiplano Ultimate' timepiece maintains the slim profile it's become known for - it's been the world's thinnest automatic since its launch in 2018. Designed with a 41mm 18-karat rose gold case, it features off-centre hour and minute hands powered by a calibre 910P automatic movement, which can be viewed through the skeletonised dial. Complete with an ardillon buckle-fastening black leather strap, it's a truly elegant choice.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Memovox
Jaeger-LeCoultre originally introduced its pioneering 'Memovox' reference in the 1950s - the house created one of the first wrist watches that featured a built-in alarm and it quickly became popular with collectors. The newest addition to the 'Master Control' family, this timepiece has been masterfully crafted in Switzerland with a polished stainless steel case. The exhibition case back showcases the elegant workings of the new-generation calibre 956AA while the supple leather strap will age gracefully over time. Twist the crown at two o'clock to set the alarm which chimes with an iconic school bell sound.
IWC Aquatimer Expedition Jacques-Yves Cousteau
This special edition 'Aquatimer' diver’s watch from IWC is dedicated to pioneering French underwater explorer Mr Jacques-Yves Cousteau, and features an engraving of the man himself at the stainless steel case back. Designed with a striking deep blue face with contrasting luminescent markers and hands, it has a solid self-winding 30120 calibre mechanical movement based on ETA’s immortal 2892, plus a clever SafeDive system incorporated into the bezel to ensure your dive time setting never goes askew.
H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Tourbillon 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.
Piaget Polo Chronograph
Piaget's signature 'Polo' timepiece has continued to evolve and get even better in the 40 years since its debut. Faultlessly crafted from inside to out, this watch is powered by the 1160P automatic movement that the label manufactures in house in the Swiss village of La Côte-aux-Fées. Cased sportily by a sleek combination of brushed and polished stainless steel, it's fitted with a durable rubber strap which matches the chronograph's 'panda' sub-dial array. Every tiny detail is considered, including the intricate open-worked letter 'P' at the edge of the second hand and the exhibition case back that reveals the blued screws, magenta jewels and crested oscillating rotor.
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