Monday, March 16, 2015

H. Moser & Cie. Venturer Small Seconds - White Gold Model, White Dial with Roman Numerals

Launched in 2014, the Venturer collection has been widely acclaimed for its unique design, inspired by the convex shapes of the 1960s. In 2015, H. Moser & Cie. is exploring further by launching a resolutely neo-vintage model whose lacquered white dial, decorated with Roman numerals, features a champfered detailing on a circular flange as well as blued steel hands. This watch has an air of understated elegance which is perfectly in tune with the purest art of traditional watchmaking and which hearkens back to the style of the historic pocket watches created by Heinrich Moser.

The Venturer Small Seconds has only been available to date in red gold, and the warmth of this material provides an exceptional accompaniment to the soft, sensual lines of the case. Sophisticated and ultra-refined, its dial of this white gold model is a modern reinterpretation of the watches of the 1920s. Featuring a convex profile beneath its rounded sapphire crystal, this timepiece –like the rest of the Venturer models – has a dial and hands with curved edges, making the most of its three dimensions. Set onto a plate and accentuated by champfered detailing on a flange separated from the bezel, the dial appears to float weightlessly inside the case.
The long, tapered hands are made from blued steel, in the purest watchmaking tradition, where the treatment to achieve the blue colour has always been a sign of prestige. They heighten the elegance of this timepiece. The small second recalls the historic pocket watches created by H. Moser & Cie. Offset at 6 o'clock, this subdial is positioned as close as possible to the bottom of the main dial, a technical feat made possible thanks to the exceptional in-house movement fitted within this creation.

Powering the Venturer Small Seconds, the hand-wound calibre HMC 327 movement guarantees the watch boasts a minimum power reserve of 3 days. Designed, developed and produced entirely in-house, this movement has been finished and decorated by hand using traditional techniques, perfectly in tune with the model's pure and elegant style.

Technical details
Model: Reference 2327-0200, white gold model, white dial with Roman numerals, black strap

Case
18-carat white gold, three-part
Diameter: 39.0 mm, Height: 12.5 mm
Curved sapphire crystal
See-through sapphire crystal case-back
Screw-in crown adorned with an “M”

Dial
Curved, white lacquered with Roman numerals and polished edges
Leaf-shaped, handmade blued steel hands

Movement
Mechanical hand-wound in-house calibre HMC 327
Diameter: 32.0 mm or 14 ¼ lignes
Height: 4.4 mm
Frequency: 18,000 Vib/h
29 jewels
Power reserve: minimum 3 days
Hacking seconds
Moser teeth for all wheels and pinions
Original Straumann Hairspring® with stabilised Breguet overcoil

Functions
Hours and minutes
Small second 
Power reserve indicator on movement side

Strap
Hand-stitched black alligator strap
18-carat solid white gold pin buckle with engraved Moser logo

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