MR PORTER x Haulogerie: Watch Picks of the Week #98
Welcome back to MR PORTER x Haulogerie: Watch Picks of the Week. In this week's edition, we'll be featuring some of our favourite watches available through MR PORTER, including pieces from Vacheron Constantin, IWC and Panerai. Enjoy!
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IWC Big Pilot's Las Vegas
A tribute to Las Vegas, IWC has updated one of its core models with an array of design elements inspired by Sin City's gambling spirit. Maintaining the understated feel of the 'Big Pilot's' collection, the silver-plated dial nods to the city's glamorous lifestyle, while the case back is engraved with a roulette wheel; the theme extends to the dates which appear in red, black and green, and to the casino-inspired engraved crown, too. Limited to 250 pieces, it has a sleek stainless steel case and is powered by the calibre 52110 automatic movement that runs autonomously for up to 7 days.
Girard-Perregaux Laureato Ceramic
Girard-Perregaux's Mr Adolfo Natalini created the first 'Laureato' watch in 1975, striving to combine superior horological functionality with fine aesthetics. Preserving the octagonal bezel from the original, this 42mm model is made from brushed ceramic with a grey-tinted sapphire crystal and set with a Clou de Paris guilloché black dial. The brand's reliable calibre GP01800-00025 movement, which provides an impressive 54-hour power reserve, is on full display through an exhibition case back. We offer a two-year warranty for all working parts and manufacturing faults for luxury watches. Call our Customer Care team for more information.
Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921
Vacheron Constantin's 'Historiques American 1921' watch is inspired by the original model launched for the American market during the Roaring Twenties. Designed with the same 45-degree angled dial for easy viewing and strategically placed crown between one and two o'clock for more comfortable hand-winding, this version features a sleek 18-karat white gold case, white dial with black Arabic numerals and hands and small seconds sub-dial. It has an exhibition case back and patinaed brown leather strap.
Panerai Submersible OroCarbo PAM01070
Unveiled at Shanghai's 2020 'Watches & Wonders' event, this 'Submersible OroCabo' watch is a fine example of Panerai's ability to combine tradition and innovation. Fitted with an in-house calibre P.900 three-day automatic movement, it has a substantial case made from Goldtech™ plus a Carbotech rotating bezel; both materials are developed to be supremely durable and lightweight - the former enriched with anti-corrosive platinum while the latter is forged from layers of carbon fibre composited with high-end PEEK polymer. This model also features a signature safety crown, luminous markers for legibility underwater and a unidirectional rotating bezel.
IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Boutique Edition
The 'Portugieser' watch is an IWC icon, and this 'Boutique Edition' combines classic design features from the original with some of the Swiss label's most impressive technical innovations. Housed in a durable, wear-resistant 18-karat Armor Gold® case, it's engineered with a perpetual calendar complication that displays the date, day, month and year, along with moon phase and power reserve indicators. It's powered by a calibre 52610 automatic movement and set on a midnight-blue alligator strap.
Piaget Polo Skeleton
Piaget had some notable wearers back in the '70s - Messrs Roger Moore and Andy Warhol favouring the original editions of the fine watchmaker's entry to the disco jetset, 'Polo', while Mr Miles Davis was an early adopter of the house's skeleton styles. A slick and contemporary fusion of both, this model is crafted from stainless steel, which complements the displayed mechanisms of its 1200S automatic movement. It's impressively slim by virtue of the embedded micro-rotor, and each component has been chamfered to sharpen the lines of their striking architecture.
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