Another week down, another MR PORTER x Haulogerie: Watch Picks of the Week. In the latest edition of our weekly series, we'll be featuring new watches available on MR PORTER from the likes of IWC, Vacheron Constantin and Piaget. Enjoy!
Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix Automatic
Inspired by a model dating back to the mid 1950s, Vacheron Constantin's 'Fiftysix' reference is a real treat for watchmaking enthusiasts - its sapphire glass crystal exhibition case back reveals its intricate automatic movement and 22-karat gold oscillating weight, inspired by the Maltese cross. The 40mm stainless steel case houses a refined blue dial with date window and elegant sword hands.
IWC Laureus Sport for Good Pilot's Limited Edition
Every year since 2006, IWC has produced a limited edition timepiece for the Laureus Sports for Good initiative, which promotes social change for disadvantaged children and teenagers. This 'Pilot's Watch Automatic Top Gun' features the collection's distinctive 'Laureus' blue flush, and the case back is engraved with a winning artwork from the annual children's drawing competition 2020, which was won by 12-year-old Ms Melissa Mejía Castilla from Colombia on the theme of 'Time Well Shared'. It's crafted from ceramic with a webbing and rubber strap - the 'Top Gun' line was originally developed for the US Navy, and is particularly robust and utilitarian in design.
Laurent Ferrier Classic Micro-Rotor
Growing up above his father's watch workshop in Geneva, a fascination with racing car engines and stints at Patek Philippe inspired Mr Laurent Ferrier to launch his eponymous label. Lauded for its classicism and simplicity, this 'Micro-Rotor' timepiece has a hand-polished stainless steel case and white opaline dial with signature Assegai-shaped hands. It has a honey leather strap with a soft Alcantara underside, and is powered by an in-house-manufactured automatic FBN 229.01 calibre that can be admired through the exhibition case back.
Bovet Récital 21 Limited Edition Perpetual Calendar
From the perpetual calendar to the five-day power reserve, there is so much to appreciate about Bovet's hand-wound 'Récital 21' watch. The indicator is decorated with elegant Côtes de Genève engravings and traced with a French motto that translates to "masterfully handcrafted - to serve punctual gentlemen - whereby we certify lasting value". Then, there's the double coaxial seconds feature, which is masterfully engineered to turn clockwise whether viewed from the front or back. All are housed in the lightweight titanium 'Writing Slope' case and anchored by a croc-effect leather strap rendered in blue to match the hand-lacquered features.
Piaget Polo Skeleton
This skeletonised 'Polo' watch is Piaget's latest interpretation of the iconic style it launched in 1979. Fitted on a blue alligator strap, it's been manufactured in Switzerland with a satin-finished 18-karat pink gold case and has a signature cushion-shaped dial with a recessed minute track. It's powered by an ultra thin calibre 1200S1 automatic movement that's visible from all angles, thanks to the exhibition case back - notice how the micro-rotor is engraved with the label's historic coat of arms.
Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Limited Edition
Montblanc's '1858 Geosphere' collection references the 'Minerva' timepiece developed by the watchmaker for mountaineers a century ago - this limited edition has been hand-finished for an aged treatment on the stainless steel case, leaning into the storied history of the bygone models. Timekeeping dual time zones, the dial depicts the northern and southern hemispheres, which are marked in red to highlight the peaks of the famed Seven Summits Challenge, and the case back is artfully engraved, too.
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