SIHH 2016: Moser Perpetual Calendar with Pocket Watch-type case
January 15, 2016
At SIHH 2016, Moser will officially debut the Perpetual Calendar Heritage Limited Edition, which was inspired by a pocket watch from the brand’s archives, dating back to the late 19th century. This timepiece is special in that it marks H. Moser & Cie’s 10th anniversary.
Crafted from red gold, the case measures 46 mm x 13.6 mm, and is decorated with engraved enamel and diamonds. The pocket-watch style wristwatch has “cloisonné” enamel and guilloché covers front and back.
The white dial is made using the “Grand Feu” enamel technique, with black Roman numeral hour markers, and train-track scales for minutes and small seconds. Dovetail-shaped hour and minute hands are flame-blued, as well as those for the power reserve and small seconds. The third central hand, which is black, shows the months of the year using the twelve indices, like the Endeavour Perpetual Calendar. A large window at 3 o’clock shows the date, displayed using two discs.
Notably, H. Moser & Cie. fitted its Perpetual Calendar Heritage Limited Edition with a notched crown equipped with the Double Pull Crown system and fitted with a push-button mechanism for opening the upper case cover.
The H. Moser & Cie caliber HMC 341 is made from a solid 18K gold mainplate and bridges with a matte finish, hand chamfering, set with two diamond end-stones, and a hand-engraved Moser emblem. The manually wound 2.5Hz movement has 28 jewels, and a power reserve that is good for 7-days, thanks to double barrels. Additionally, there are two functional diamond end-stones in the incabloc shock-absorber.
The Perpetual Calendar Heritage Limited Edition is paired with a brown crocodile leather strap. (Ref. 8341-0400)