Welcome to the next installment in our weekly series where we highlight our favorite picks of the week from the number one online menswear destination in MR PORTER x Haulogerie: Watch Picks of the Week. In this week’s roundup, we’ll be covering pieces from Vacheron Constantin, Girard-Perregaux and Ressence. Enjoy!
Vacheron Constantin Overseas Tourbillon
New to the Vacheron Constantin “Overseas” collection, this watch pays tribute to one of the most renowned complications in watchmaking: the tourbillon, which combats the force of gravity and improves the precision of time reading. Housed in a 42.5mm stainless steel case, the model’s automatic caliber 2160 boasts a long 80-hour power reserve and a fascinating 60-second mechanism in the brand’s iconic Maltese carriage. It is hallmarked with the prestigious Geneva Seal, visible through the caseback of the exhibition, and although it is mounted on a brushed stainless steel strap with polished edges, it can also be worn on alligator straps. and rubber included.
Ressence Type 3X Limited Edition
Limited to 40 pieces and the third of four models created for Ressence’s tenth anniversary ‘X’ collection, this ‘Type 3X’ watch was designed in collaboration with typographer Mr Stefan Sagmeister, who reworked the dial graphics. Inside the grade 5 titanium case are two chambers separating the movement and the gears, with a magnetic transmission connector between. The top half is filled with precisely 35.7ml of oil to create the illusion of floating hands and indicators, while ensuring readability from every possible angle. Each day at midnight, the date ring, made up of 280 colored lines, changes from blue to orange – one line is always inverted to indicate the day of the month. Instead of a traditional crown, the redesigned caseback can be used to adjust the time, keeping the overall profile of this minimal and unique piece. The olive green hue of the Barenia leather strap is the common thread that connects each model in the limited edition collection.
Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Light
For over two centuries, Girard-Perregaux has maintained a reputation for clever movements that require painstaking manual work and mathematical precision to perfection. Fittingly, this “Laureato Absolute Light” is handcrafted from sapphire crystal and has an openwork dial that invites further examination. Limited to 88 pieces, it is inspired by the original “ Laureato ” of the Swiss house from 1975, whose caliber and shape are inspired by the architecture of Italian facades and domes – the complex assembly is carried out via an octagonal sapphire bezel and a skeleton movement made up of 172 parts.
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Huracán Skeleton
This “ Excalibur Spider Huracán ” watch from the ongoing partnership between Roger Dubuis and Lamborghini Squadra Corse features a geometric skeleton design and an impressive caliber inspired by the Huracán sports car. Crafted with a 45mm GreyTech titanium case, it is powered by a Swiss-made RD630 automatic movement featuring a 12 ° angular balance escapement, rim-shaped rotor and dual-barrel power supply. . The fluorescent green numbers and the second hand match the stitching on the rubber strap and Alcantara®.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry from IWC Big Pilot
Limited to 250 pieces, IWC’s 18-karat red gold “ Big Pilot’s ” watch pays homage to journalist and aviator M. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – the tobacco brown leather strap is inspired by his flight suit, while as the tone-on-tone dial is initial engraved. Powered by a precise 52850 caliber mechanical movement, this piece features an annual calendar displaying the month, date and day in three separate windows, and has a power reserve that provides seven days of energy. The sapphire crystal caseback features the internal rotor, which is exquisitely crafted to resemble an airplane.
Girard-Perregaux Laureato Skeleton
Girard-Perregaux’s Laureato watch has been part of its range since the mid-1970s, proving its timeless appeal. This stainless steel edition features an intricate hand-decorated skeleton dial, suspended hands, indexes and a small seconds counter that showcase the watchmaker’s craftsmanship. It’s covered with sapphire crystal on the front and back so you can appreciate the craftsmanship from all angles. The reliable Swiss-made GP01800-0006 caliber automatic movement was first introduced in 2016 and features a rhodium-plated gear train and rose gold oscillating weight.
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