Welcome to the next installment in our weekly series, MR PORTER x Haulogerie: Check Out This Week’s Picks, where we showcase some of the most incredible mechanical artwork from premier online men’s fashion destination, MR PORTER. In this week’s roundup, we’ll be featuring watches from Roger Dubuis, Vacheron Constantin and Montblanc. Enjoy!
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Blacklight
The “Excalibur Blacklight” watch is Roger Dubuis’ first automatic skeleton watch designed with a micro-rotor. One of 88 pieces produced, this diamond encrusted reference is powered by an RD820SQ movement made up of 167 hand-finished parts – it took 530 hours to build and features microtubes of sapphire throughout that glow under UV light. It is housed in a 42mm DLC coated titanium case and mounted on an elegant black alligator strap.
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Complete Calendar
The “Traditionnelle” watch in 18-carat rose gold by Vacheron Constantin was designed in Switzerland with a complete calendar complication, making it a fine example of Geneva fine watchmaking. Detailed with a date ring around the dial, it features openings for the day and month, as well as an accurate moon phase indicator that will only need to be adjusted every 122 years. It is powered by an in-house Caliber 2460 QCL / 1 automatic movement which has a 40-hour power reserve and is visible through the display case back.
Montblanc Heritage Pulsograph Chronograph
Made in Switzerland in a limited series of 100, this rich brown version of Montblanc’s “ Heritage ” watch is inspired by vintage styles from the 1940s and 1950s. The Pulsograph complication was used by doctors to measure heart rate patient, while the three, six and nine minute indications indicate a time when payphones were tracking the duration of a call. It is crafted in polished 18k rose gold, secured by an alligator strap and is powered by an MB M13.21 Manufacture Monopusher caliber with a column wheel chronograph that you can see through the display case back.
Girard-Perregaux Laureato Skeleton
Girard-Perregaux claims that its all-black “Laureato” watch is “an ode to fine mechanics” – the skeletonized dial allows you to see the impressive openwork components which are all detailed by hand in the Swiss watchmaker’s workshop. It is powered by a precise caliber GP01800-0006 / 022/1041 automatic movement with a 54-hour power reserve and housed in an elegant 42mm ceramic case with a matching bracelet. View the oscillating weight through the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal on the caseback.
Montblanc 1858 tachymeter chronograph
Produced in a limited series of just 100 pieces, this watch is part of Montblanc’s “ 1858 ” collection which reinterprets the revered Minerva chronographs of the 1930s. The vintage-style bronze case is a first for the brand. Champagne dial with a sunray finish and historic “ cathedral ” hands – the decorative cloisonne pattern of both markers is filled with Super-LumiNova® for exceptional readability. Powered by an automatic movement of precise caliber MB M16.29, this piece has undergone the “Laboratory Test 500”, a program that simulates the life cycle of the first year to guarantee its reliability.
Ulysse Nardin Skeleton X hand injury
Ulysse Nardin has specialized in marine watches since the very beginning, and innovates in the field like no other. Part of its ‘Skeleton X’ line, this model is made from Carbonium® Gold – a revolutionary compound derived from the aerospace industry, which mixes elements of carbon with gold to produce a beautiful marble effect. It is fitted with a full grain leather strap to complement the organic texture and has an exhibition case back, so you can see the UN-371 movement from all angles. It is designed to withstand a water resistance of 50 bar and has an impressive four-day power reserve.
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