Renowned watchmaker Heinrich Moser was also a wise entrepreneur and a visionary industrial pioneer. At the age of 22, he left his home town of Schaffhausen and embarked on a perilous journey which led him to St. Petersburg. After becoming the go-to specialist for the aristocrats, he founded H. Moser & Cie., one year later, in 1828, building a factory in Switzerland. Heinrich shared his passion for travelling with his son Henri, born in 1844. This thirst for discovery, which would be a guiding force throughout their lives, inspired H. Moser & Cie. to create a watch with an adventurous spirit: the Heritage Dual Time model.
Boasting a bold steel look, the Heritage Dual Time is a beautifully rounded model with classic touches, inspired by Moser pocket watches and the early 20th-century models on show in the Moser museum in Schaffhausen. Its steel case features tapered lugs and a large notched crown. This resolutely classic model is reinvigorated with a brand-new Burgundy fumé dial, which also features the brand logo in transparent lacquer, like a secret signature. The traditional-style railway minute track appears in white to give a very modern contrasting result, while the sword-shaped hands are coated with Super-LumiNova®. The distinctive three-dimensional appliqué numerals use Globolight®, an innovative ceramic-based material that can assume any shape and any colour, and contains Super-LumiNova®. This watch is built for adventure, as evidenced by the raw finish of its grey kudu leather strap. At the heart of the Heritage Dual Time model beats the new HMC 809 self-winding calibre. This movement is equipped with the Dual Time function, thanks to the module developed entirely by H. Moser & Cie. on its self-winding Manufacture calibre. The grey hand indicates the dual time zone and can be hidden behind the main hours hand when not in use, in line with the brand’s constant pursuit of minimalism. The date is displayed in a well-proportioned window at 6 o’clock. It is connected to the dual time zone, for practical purposes. Powering this HMC 809 calibre with a three-day power reserve, the oscillating weight transfers the energy to the barrel via a bi directional pawl winding system which reduces the time required to fully wind the watch.
Drawing a subtle line between tradition and modernity, between the past and the present, the Heritage Dual Time model represents H. Moser & Cie. to perfection: a modern manufacture with a rich history dating back almost 200 years.
H. Moser & Cie.’s own and unique take on Haute Horlogerie.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – HERITAGE DUAL TIME
Reference 8809-1200, steel model, Burgundy fumé dial, grey kudu leather strap
Diameter: 42.0 mm, Height: 11.6 mm
See-through sapphire crystal case back
Crown adorned with an “M”
Burgundy fumé with sunburst pattern
H. Moser & Cie. logo in transparent lacquer
Sword-shaped hour and minute hands highlighted with Super-LumiNova®
Sword-shaped Dual Time hand highlighted with Super-LumiNova®, hollow in part, with anthracite grey
HMC 809 self-winding Manufacture calibre
Diameter: 32.0 mm or 14 1/4 lignes
Height: 6.0 mm
Frequency: 21,600 vibrations/hour
Automatic bi-directional pawl winding system
Oscillating weight with engraved H. Moser & Cie. logo
Power reserve: minimum of 3 days
Hours and minutes
Dual time zone
Hand-stitched grey kudu leather
Steel pin buckle, engraved with the Moser logo
REFERENCES & PHOTOS
Heritage Dual Time, reference 8809-1200, steel model, Burgundy fumé dial, grey kudu leather strap
Nathalie Cobos, T +41 76 319 03 09, email@example.com
H. MOSER & CIE.
H. Moser & Cie. was created by Heinrich Moser in 1828. Based in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, it currently employs more than 60 people, has developed 15 in-house calibres to date and produces more than 1,500 watches per annum. Through its sister company Precision Engineering AG (PEAG), H. Moser & Cie. manufactures parts such as regulating organs and balance-springs, which are used for its own production as well as to supply its partner companies. Independent company incorporated into Moser Watch Holding in 2012, Precision Engineering AG specialises in watch components for escapements, from their initial design to the
production of a quality product ready to be integrated into the watch movement it must regulate. H. Moser & Cie. is honoured to have a Moser family member with the company as Honorary Chairman and President of the Heinrich and Henri Moser Foundation. The aim of the Moser Foundation, created by one of Heinrich Moser’s descendants, is to keep the family history alive and seek out antique pieces for the Moser Museum, located in Charlottenfels Manor, Heinrich Moser’s family home. With its substantial watchmaking expertise and highly acclaimed experience in the sector, MELB Holding holds shares in H. Moser & Cie. and Hautlence. MELB Holding is an independent family group, based in the heart of the legendary Vallée de Joux.