Here’s some news from this Schaffhausen based brand. Did you know that in 1854 Heinrich Moser built the extravagant Charlottenfels Castle for his wife, Charlotte Mayu. High ceilinged rooms with an unobstructed view of the Rhine and the town of Schaffhausen, this castle has left many visitors overwhelmed. Almost 150 years ago, it was here that Heinrich Moser delighted in creating and designing. Today, the Moser family museum can be found on the first floor of this magnificent abode, which exhibits items belonging to Heinrich Moser and recounts his life through his creations, most of which are undoubtedly watches. A museum that will tell you the history of the brand from 1828 to today. It is from these pieces, and particularly those from the 20th century, that H. Moser & Cie. Drew inspiration to recreate its Heritage line.
A Modern Symbol of H. Moser & Cie Heritage
Just like the Moser watches from the early 20’s , the Heritage Tourbillon Funky Blue model features round shapes with classic accents. The watch has a steel case that features tapered lugs and a notched crown. Adding a bit of spunk to this Heritage Tourbillon Funky Blue model is the extremely popular electric blue Moser dial. Since “Heritage” is far from a synonym for “old and dusty” for H. Moser & Cie., the new Heritage Tourbillon Funky Blue has become the modern symbol of the Schaffhausen-based brand’s immense heritage.
With SuperLumiNova® coated sword-shaped hands, the Heritage Tourbillon Funky Blue model boasts of a contrasting white traditional-style railway minute track to further add to the aesthetics here. The distinctive appliqué numerals use Globolight®, an innovative material that can assume any shape and any colour, and contains SuperLumiNova®. To further break with the traditional codes, the strap in raw leather features white stitching to add one last finishing touch to this creation.
Visible behind the skeletonised bridge of the one-minute tourbillon beats the HMC 804 automatic calibre, designed, developed and produced entirely by H. Moser & Cie. Powering this movement 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. The oscillating weight is skeletonised, revealing the mechanism beneath. A marvel of ingenuity, this movement is equipped with a double flat hairspring designed and produced in-house. To simplify the after-sales service, the tourbillon is an interchangeable module, assembled and regulated separately to the movement via a simple “plug and play” system.
The unmistakable H. Moser & Cie. style of irreverent Haute Horlogerie.
“This tourbillon is anything but boring. This Haute Horlogerie model draws on the so-called sports watches of the 1900s. It is a traditional model in a steel case, but it blurs boundaries and is impossible to sum up in a single word. This creation breaks with the status quo, but is still timeless.”
– H. Moser & Cie.