H. Moser Adds Burgundy Dual Time Zone Watch to Heritage Collection – Robb Report

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H. Moser & Cie has carved out an identity both as a heritage brand of fine watchmaking and as a young upstart with bold designs that included a watch case made from swiss cheese. She has a knack for mixing the modern with the traditional, and the new Heritage Dual Time is no exception.

The traditional look of the watch begins with the case, reminiscent of early pocket watches with its slim bezel and large dial, as well as the lugs, which look like they were attached after the fact – they are built in, but the lugs on early pocket watches were usually welded to the case. The flat onion-shaped crown is also traditional, as is the mechanical manufacture caliber. (Moser’s sister company, Precision Engineering is known for its expertise in manufacturing regulating organs and balance springs, which it also subcontracts to other watch companies.)

H. Moser & Cie Dual Time Heritage

H. Moser & Cie

Modern elements give the watch some punch.For example, while it retains the austere codes of vintage design, particularly in the vein of aviator’s watches from the 1920s, its vivid burgundy-colored dial in smoked sunburst forges new territory of design. It is contrasted by surprisingly large 3D numerals lined up around the dial like towering blocks of stone, shining like spotlights in the dark. They are made entirely from Globolight, a ceramic-based material infused with Super-LumiNova. H. Moser presented the material two years ago at the Endeavor Flying Hours. Here it is also used on the hour and minute hands, which are thick enough for generous application, as well as the gray hand which indicates the second time zone. The refined minimalism of the dial is also preserved by making the logo as discreet as possible, a secret signature, applied in transparent enamel.

H. Moser & Cie Dual Time Heritage

H. Moser & Cie Dual Time Heritage

H. Moser & Cie

Moser has already populated its Heritage collection with an impressive range of fine watchmaking, starting with a double hairspring flying tourbillon and an integrated perpetual calendar with an exceptional case finished in blue cloisonné enamel. It is now followed by a very fine example of a more practical complication, the dual time zone. The HMC 809, with a three-day power reserve, is based on the HMC 200. It is not the brand’s first double timer, but it uses a new movement, and it is the first dual timer with function. dated. The date is linked to the second time zone (local).

The steel case is a fairly large 42mm x 11.6mm and comes on a gray kudu leather strap (the kudu is a species of African antelope with spiral horns). It is priced at $ 21,900 and is likely to be manufactured in small quantities; Moser does not manufacture more than 1,500 watches per year.


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