The brand from Neuhausen am Rheinfall in northern Switzerland is known for its commitment to a timeless approach to style. It has launched two new limited editions, giving pride of place to the simplicity of the dials.
The Holy Grail for a watchmaker is to create watches with a strong personality that are easy to recognise on wrists because of the shape of the case, the strap links or the design of the dial. The watches made by H. Moser & Cie, ranging from their standard models to the Concept collection with no hour markers or logo, are undeniably easy to spot. The brand based in Neuhausen am Rheinfall in northern Switzerland continues to explore this creative vein, always pushing forward with its commitment to elegant simplicity. It has now launched two watches limited to 50 pieces for each type of gold: the Venturer Big Date Purity.
The model is available in white or rose gold, and comes in two of the most famous colours in the H. Moser & Cie catalogue, the Funky Blue, an unusual shade of blue that grows darker as it reaches the edge of the dial (an effect reminiscent of the sfumato technique) and the “smoked” grey-brown that has been a regular feature of the brand for quite a while now. On each of the two sides, discretion is the watchword. A concept that includes four stick-shaped hour markers. The gilded or silver applied indices, depending on the model, are joined by a couple of matching leaf-shaped hands for the hours and minutes. A running seconds counter at 6 o’clock rounds off the time elements. At 3 o’clock, a counter displays an oversized white date against a black background, assisted by the “Flash Calendar“ system that immediately changes the date at midnight and with bidirectional setting.
Housed in a 41.5mm-wide case with a sapphire crystal caseback, the calibre HMC100 leads the dance. The hand-wound movement with a double barrel runs at a gentle rhythm of 18,800 vibrations an hour and provides a power reserve of between 7 and 10 days.
Price: 29,900 CHF
By Sharmila Bertin