MR PORTER x Haulogerie: Watch Picks of the Week #94
Another week has come and gone, and that means another edition of MR PORTER x Haulogerie: Watch Picks of the Week. In this week's instalment, we'll be featuring watches from the likes of Zenith, Panerai and Cartier. Enjoy!
You can check out last week's picks here.
And don't forget to head to The Haulogerium for our specially curated content.
IWC Big Pilot's Automatic Perpetual Calendar
The 'Big Pilot's' watch is one of IWC's flagship models with a military heritage that stretches back to WWII. Equipped with a perpetual calendar complication, this edition combines the house's technical expertise with the purity of the original timepieces - the triangle at 12 o'clock, simple Arabic numerals and conical crown are all lifted from the 1940s version. With a polished and brushed stainless steel case and blue leather strap, it'll sit well against relaxed suiting and almost any casual outfit.
Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Twin Perpetual Calendar
Paying homage to Mr Louis-Ulysse Chopard himself, the 'L.U.C' watch showcases the mastery of watchmaking that his Maison has cultivated in the century and half since its foundation. Entirely assembled at Chopard's Swiss workshop down to the smallest parts, this stainless steel 'Perpetual Twin' timepiece is named in reference to its perpetual calendar complication (a union of the practical and the poetic, to borrow the Maison's description), and the Chopard power reserve's twin-barrel technology. The calibre is COSC-certified, and its date-keeping complication even takes leap years into account - as such you won't need to adjust yours until the year 2100.
Panerai Luminor Perpetual Calendar PAM00715
Panerai's 'Perpetual Calendar' watch stays true to its roots with a clean, streamlined display that packs in all of the pertinent details. Crafted in Switzerland from the label's proprietary Platinumtech™, it has a sun-brushed sandwich dial with a day/date window, 24-hour indicator and signature cutout luminous Arabic numerals and markers. It's powered by a P.4100 automatic movement that's visible through the exhibition case back and set on a brown alligator strap.
Cartier Santos de Cartier Chronograph
The first men's wristwatch in history, the 'Santos de Cartier' was first put into production 110 years ago, inspired by a commission from the founder's friend, Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont. Preserving the distinctive squared case that referenced pocket watches at the time, this chronograph is made in large, sporty proportions from stainless steel with exposed 18-karat gold screws and a pusher at 9 o'clock. The strap is easily interchanged with a black rubber option thanks to the QuickSwitch system.
Zenith El Primero Chronomaster Sport Chronograph
Zenith's 'Chronomaster Sport' references the '1969 El Primero A386' chronograph, which garnered fame for the extreme accuracy of its column-wheel movement. Powered by a chronograph-certified redesign of the original calibre, this new watch tracks time in tandem with a central hand that, circuiting the dial once every 10 seconds, indicates measurements to the nearest 1/10th of a second. It's crafted from stainless steel and features the '69 model's distinctive tri-colour subdials.
Panerai Luminor Marina Automatic PAM01157
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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