MR PORTER x Haulogerie: Watch Picks of the Week #88
Another week has come and gone, which means another round up of our favourite watches from the coffers of the premier men's online fashion destination in the next MR PORTER x Haulogerie: Watch Picks of the Week. In this week's edition, we'll be featuring watches from Piaget, Girard-Perregaux and IWC. Enjoy!
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Panerai Luminor GMT PAM1033
Panerai's 'Luminor' watches are named for the revolutionary luminescent material that allows clarity in all light conditions. Expertly crafted in Switzerland, this version has the label's signature design details including a cushion-shaped stainless steel case and a crown-protecting device. The blue sun-brushed sandwich dial has a small seconds sub-dial, date window and GMT function to keep track of time at home as well as in another zone. It's powered by an in-house calibre P.9011 automatic movement with three-day power reserve that's visible through the case back and fastens with an alligator strap.
H. Moser & Cie Pioneer Centre Seconds
This 'Pioneer Centre Seconds' watch exemplifies H. Moser & Cie.'s fuss-free yet nuanced aesthetic. It has a polished stainless steel 42.8mm case housing a 'Blue Lagoon' fumé dial, a design element that's become a 'Pioneer' signature. The precise HMC 200 automatic movement - which runs for up to three days and is visible through the exhibition case back - powers the hour, minute and second hands which are filled with Super-Luminova® for optimal legibility.
IWC Big Pilot
Reflecting IWC's fascination with the aviation world, the 'Big Pilot's' watch nods to a military observation timepiece from the 1940s - note the cockpit instrument-inspired design and oversized conical crown, two elements that stayed true to the original design. The 43mm stainless steel casing houses a blue dial and hour, minute and second hands powered by a precise calibre 82100 automatic movement, whose Pellaton winding system has been reinforced with ceramic components to protect it from wear and tear. The matching stainless steel bracelet is fitted with the watchmaker's EasX-CHANGE system so you can easily swap it for a leather or rubber one.
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.
Piaget Altiplano Ultimate
At a wafer-like 4.3mm, Piaget's 'Altiplano Ultimate' is one of the world's thinnest automatic watches (its world record broken by its own kind, of course). It's all down to the groundbreaking 910P calibre – its gold, black-coated rotor spinning circumferentially rather than on top, plus an ingenious case structure, whose inner rear surface doubles as baseplate for all 219 components. The skeletonised dial, while a product of practicality, is virtuoso engineering and design in one fell swoop.
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.
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