Showcasing the skills of master craftsmen, H. Moser &Cie. has chosen the classic rounded accents of the Heritage case to pay tribute to its perpetual calendar. Its Grand Feu enamel dial in brand new shades reinterprets the aesthetic of the brand’s famous fumé dials, with their subtle colour gradations. This technical feat is further enhanced by the engraving and the enamel inserts adorning the sides of the Heritage Perpetual Calendar Midnight Blue Enamel, which forges a link between past and present, between traditional and contemporary. Reminiscent of the pocket watches converted to wristwatches in the early 1920s using fine attachments, this creation islargely inspired by vintage timepieces conceived by Heinrich Moser, founder of H. Moser &Cie. At the same time, it displays a resolutely contemporary character thanks to the use of striking midnight-blue fumé and a high-end manufacture movement.
In creating the Heritage line, H. Moser &Cie. took inspiration from the watches that evoke the brand’s history from 1828 to the present day, and specifically those dating from the early 20th century. The distinctive classicism of the Heritage Perpetual CalendarMidnight Blue Enamel is evident not only in its rounded case, but also in the notched crown andGrand Feu enamel dial, brought to life by the Roman numerals and the swallow-tail hands. Every aspect of this exceptional piece has been created to exude elegance and refinement, with details such as the fine lugs and a railroad minute track enhancing its traditional character. And, because tradition at H. Moser &Cie. never means dull or fusty, behind the classic façade of this watch lies an emphatically irreverent aesthetic, as revealed by the Heritage Perpetual Calendar Midnight Blue Enamel’s deep blue dial, which brings the entire design to life.
Visible behind the sapphire case-back, the HMC 800 movement is the driving force behind the HeritagePerpetual Calendar Midnight Blue Enamel. A masterpiece of simplicity and ingenuity, this hand-wound manufacture calibre, which uses the indices to indicate the months, can be adjusted forwards or backwards at any time of day. Thanks to the “Flash Calendar” system, the date changes instantaneously at midnight, taking into account months with 30 or 31 days and the leap years. Decorated with the famous Moser double stripes, the calibre HMC 800 features a double barrel for a guaranteed power reserve of 7 days.
The Heritage Perpetual Calendar Midnight Blue Enamel is an Haute Horlogerie piece that draws from a broader palette. It is a traditional yet timeless model, which blurs boundaries and is impossible, to sum up in a single word. It is available in a limited edition of 20 pieces.
H. Moser &Cie.’s own and unique take on Haute Horlogerie.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – HERITAGE PERPETUAL CALENDAR MIDNIGHT BLUE ENAMEL
Reference 8800-0203, 18-carat white gold model, Midnight Blue fumé enamel dial, blue alligator leather strap, limited edition of 20 pieces
18K white gold
Blue enamel inserts on the case sides, engraving
Diameter: 42.0 mm
Height: 12,6mm / 10,8 mm without sapphire crystal
See-through sapphire crystal case back
Crown adorned with an “M”
Midnight Blue fumé Grand Feu enamel
HMC 800 hand-wound calibre
Diameter: 34.0 mm or 15 lignes
Height: 6.3 mm
Frequency: 18,000 Vib/h
Power reserve: minimum 7 days
Interchangeable Moser escapement
Original Straumann® hairspring
Pallet fork and escapement wheel made from gold
Movement and components hand-finished and decorated
Hours and minutes
Perpetual calendar with date and month
Big date display
Month indicator via central hand
Power reserve indicator
Leap year cycle indicator on movement side
Bracelet Hand-stitched midnight blue alligator leather
18K white gold pin buckle engraved with the Moser logo