Welcome to the 89th edition of our regular series, MR PORTER x Haulogerie: Watch Picks of the Week. In this week's instalment, we'll be featuring some incredible new watches that just hit MR PORTER's inventory from the likes of Vacheron Constantin, Hermès and Piaget. Enjoy!
Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar
This 18-karat white gold version of Vacheron Constantin's 'Overseas' timepiece has a lightness on the wrist that needs to be felt to be truly appreciated. The horologer's task to fit the complicated calibre 1120 QP/1, which winds and tracks hours, minutes and moon phases and has a complete perpetual calendar, along with a 40-hour power reserve. It's finished with a blue opaline dial to coordinate with the interchangeable rubber and alligator straps.
Hermès Slim d'Hermès Squelette Lune
Hermès' 'Squalette Luna' automatic watch is the latest design to join the house's 'Slim d'Hermès' collection and quite the feat of horological engineering. Housed in a polished titanium case, it has an open-worked dial that features a minimal take on the classic double moon-phase display and crisp typeface created by Mr Philippe Apeloig. It's set on a graphite-hued alligator strap that's stitched with blue threads to complement the grey tones of the movement.
H. Moser & Cie Streamliner Perpetual Calendar
H. Moser & Cie.'s 'Streamliner' watch is named for the integration of its perpetual calendar function with the hour and minute trackers - the small red hand keeps the face unfettered of sub-dials, and its power reserve indicator is embedded between the indices, too. The stainless steel case and integrated bracelet borrow curves and a sleekness from Deco-era locomotives.
Piaget Polo Skeleton
Piaget redefined the category of sport watches when it introduced the 'Polo' back in 1979 - this skeletonised model is the latest evolution of the now iconic style. Designed to showcase technical excellence, it's been engineered in Switzerland with an ultra-thin calibre 1200S1 automatic movement that's housed in an 18-karat white gold case and features an engraved coat of arms on the micro-rotor. It's framed with graduated prong-set diamonds along the bezel and fitted on a classic blue alligator strap.
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Limited Edition Flying Tourbillon
Roger Dubuis calls its in-house movements "contemporary works of art" - they're all developed in its Swiss manufacture with one of the most sought-after certifications of horological excellence, the Poinçon de Genève. Produced in a limited run of 88 pieces, this 'Excalibur Cobalt Blue' reference is designed with a a 42mm CarTech Micro-Melt BioDur CCMTM® case - inside, the watchmaker's signature skeletonised dial with hour and minute hands is powered by a hand-wound RD512SQ movement with a flying tourbillon that can be admired through the sapphire glass crystal from both sides. The matching blue strap can be easily swapped out thanks to the integrated Quick Release System.
Panerai Submersible PAM01223
Panerai's 'Submersible' watch treads familiar water with the 'Luminor' collection, sharing a similar cushion case and crown guard, along with a unidirectionally rotating bezel. Suitable for deep-diving to the depth of 300 metres, it has a fully legible luminous face and a Caoutchouc black rubber strap that'll fit comfortably over your dive suit. Perhaps most impressive of all is the P.900 calibre power reserve, which automatically winds to provide a 3-day capacity, so you have plenty of time to explore.
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