MR PORTER x Haulogerie: Watch Picks of the Week #93
Welcome to the next instalment of our regular series, MR PORTER x Haulogerie: Watch Picks of the Week. In this week's edition, we'll be featuring watches from the likes of Vacheron Constant, MB&F, Panerai and IWC. Enjoy!
You can check out last week's picks here.
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Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955
In 1955 Vacheron Constantin created its first water-resistant chronograph, the '6087', and this 'Historiques' reissue pays tribute to that iconic horological moment, with its Cornes de Vache or 'cow horns' lugs, which nod to the original watch. Made from stainless steel, it's powered by a hand-wound Swiss calibre and features a tachymeter scale for speed measurement. The handsome leather strap is sourced from Milan-based Maison Serapian.
Bremont ALT1-P2 Jet Automatic Chronograph
Aviation is Bremont's heritage, so when an opportunity came to test the 'ALT1-P2 Jet' watch with the Gravity Jet Suit, which achieved speeds of 85mph during a Guinness World Record attempt in late 2019, the brand was more than happy to oblige. As robust in performance as it is in appearance, it has a hardened Trip-Tick® constructed DLC-coated stainless steel case and complementary smoked sapphire crystal case back with a black rotor. The iconic '51 lume' is displayed through vintage beige hands and indices that are finished in Super-LumiNova® for total clarity and legibility.
MB&F HM10 Bulldog
MB&F's timepieces are just as much works of art as they are true feats of craftsmanship – the Maison calls its innovations 'Horological Machines', which come to life by breaking the idea of a watch down into fragments and reconstructing them into something totally different. The tenth of these machines is the ‘Bulldog', named after the canine it draws its likeness from – the paper-thin domes on the dial offering hours and minutes form the eyes, while the row of teeth at the back are in full view when the mainspring is fully charged with 45 hours of energy. Powered by a hand-wound movement which is entirely the work of the dedicated in-house team, it has a Swiss-made titanium case fitted with a sapphire crystal lens that showcases the floating balance wheel suspended under a high-arched bridge. The blue canvas strap has a velvet-soft backing to ensure it sits comfortably on your wrist.
Panerai Radiomir Black Seal PAM00754
Based on Panerai's popular 'Radiomir' timepiece, this hand-wound 'Black Seal' watch is updated with an in-house calibre P.6000 movement that runs for three consecutive days when fully wound. The polished stainless steel case houses a black dial with luminescent hour and minute hands and a small seconds sub-dial in lieu of the nine o'clock numeral.
IWC Pilot's Limited Edition AMG Chronograph
With hair-splitting milliseconds making all the difference, IWC has long been the official time partner for the Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 team, and this take on the 'Pilot's Watch' is the latest limited edition that celebrates this legacy in motorsports. It's rendered in Grade 5 titanium, which, as well as boasting lightness and extreme durability, mimics the shade of AMG's signature 'Selenite Grey Magno' paint finish. Tracking time with multiple counters and a small hacking seconds, the dial is made with woven carbon fibres taken directly from the company's aero components, and its logo overlays the tinted exhibition case back.
Panerai Luminor Marina PAM01356
Identifiable by the signature square bezel, Panerai's 'Luminor' timepieces take their cues from watches used by the Italian Navy during the '50s. Refined and updated for today with a sleek Swiss-made construction and eSteel™ case, this 'Marina' iteration boasts all the original technical advantages including an impressive 30-bar water resistance. Behind sapphire glass crystal, hour and minute hands keep time to an automatic movement against easily legible Arabic numerals. Switch out the rubber strap for the recycled PET one if you're considering swimming or diving.
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