Tuesday, March 15, 2016

H. Moser & Cie. Venturer Big Date(Ref. 2100-0200, white gold model, lacquered white dial, black strap & Ref. 2100-0202, white gold model, midnight-blue fumé dial, black strap)

Legibility has always been an essential element in H. Moser & Cie. watches, which is why H. Moser's date watches feature a seamlessly-integrated, extra-large date.

With these new references in white gold, the Venturer Big Date sets this remarkable date window in a lacquered white dial with Roman numerals, for a subtly retro design, or in the deeply mysterious midnight-blue fumé dial. Despite its refined look, the accent is on comfort and practicality inside and out: this watch features the Flash Calendar system which has brought the Manufacture's date movements such recognition.
Clean lines, a curved profile with a convex sapphire crystal, an extremely refined bezel that opens up the dial completely and the off-centre small seconds at 6 o'clock: the Venturer Big Date remains faithful to the design which proved so successful in the Venturer family.
This timepiece boasts a big date display at 3 o'clock which is one of the largest, most legible date displays on the market. The secret lies in its stacked date discs: the upper disc bears the numerals 1 to 15, whilst the second disc has the numbers 16 to 31. Thanks to this ingenious system, each number is also perfectly centred in the window.
 
With its white gold case measuring 41.5 mm in diameter, the Venturer Big Date retains an air of refined elegance, accentuated by a lacquered two-level white dial with Roman numerals, for a subtle vintage touch. In a more mysterious look, the Venturer Big Date is also available with a magnificent midnight-blue fumé dial adding a mesmerising depth to the piece. Gently curved, these dials are set off by a precise bezel and finished with a convex crystal.
The leaf-shaped hands are made from blued steel on the version with the lacquered white dial, highlighting the very classic tone of this piece. The watch is completed with a black alligator leather strap.

The Venturer Big Date’s HMC 100 hand-wound, in-house calibre guarantees up to 10 days’ power reserve, thanks to a double barrel. Featuring the Flash Calendar mechanism, this ensures an instantaneous date-change at midnight. It also enables the date to be adjusted forward or backward at any time using the crown, even if the date is in the process of changing, without risk of damaging the movement.
The desire for rigour and accuracy led the watchmakers at H. Moser & Cie. to design the Double Pull Crown mechanism, also found on the Venturer Big Date: with this function there is no risk of changing the time when the date is being set as it is necessary to pull out the crown, briefly release it, and then pull it out a second time to adjust the time on the watch.

Technical features
Model: Venturer Big Date
Reference 2100-0200, white gold model, lacquered white dial, black strap
Reference 2100-0202, white gold model, midnight-blue fumé dial, black strap

Case
18-carat white gold, three-part

Diameter: 41.5 mm, height: 14.5 mm
Curved sapphire crystal
See-through sapphire crystal case-back
Crown adorned with an “M”

Dial
Midnight-blue fumé with sunburst pattern or lacquered white two-level dial
Roman numeral indices or baton applique indices
Leaf-shaped hands (made from blued steel on the white dial version)

Movement
In-house, hand-wound calibre HMC 100
Diameter: 34.0 mm or 15 lignes
Height: 6.3 mm
Frequency: 18,000 Vib/h
31 jewels
Double Pull Crown mechanism
Power reserve: minimum 7 days, up to 10 days
Stop seconds
Double barrel
Moser teeth for all wheels and pinions
Interchangeable Moser escapement
Original Straumann Hairspring® with stabilised Breguet overcoil
Gold escapement wheel and pallet fork
Movement and components hand-finished and decorated

Functions
Hours and minutes
Small seconds at 6 o'clock
Big date with Flash Calendar system
Power reserve indicator on movement side

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

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