Sunday, January 29, 2017

H. Moser & Cie. Heritage Tourbillon

Paying tribute to the exceptional artisan watchmaking, the Heritage Tourbillon, like all creations by H. Moser & Cie., links tradition of 187 years old Swiss watch brand and modernity.

The inspiration behind the Heritage Tourbillon Skeleton came from an H. Moser pocket watch dating from the late 19th century in the H. Moser & Cie. collection. The case on this model, made from a striking blue, engraved enamel and studded with diamonds, inspired the watchmakers at the Schaffhausen-based Manufacture to reinterpret this watch, calling on the best craftsmen to work on the case.
Featuring stunning blue enamel on a case with two covers, a "Grand Feu" enamel dial, guilloché engraving and diamond setting techniques, in association with a modern in house, automatic calibre with a minute-tourbillon: the Heritage Tourbillon is the synthesis of the greatest arts in watchmaking craftsmanship. It also symbolises the link between the past and the present for H. Moser & Cie., founded in 1828, through a reinterpretation of an historic watch which retains its original features, now in a larger dimension and fitted with a strap.

The red gold case with two covers has therefore been enlarged and features extremely fine lugs, while respecting its original design. On either side of the watch is a cover with hand-engraved, guilloché decoration, extending up the side of the case. These have then been enamelled, demonstrating the highest level of craftsmanship, and set with diamonds on the dial side. Paired with an alligator leather strap, this beautifully rounded case is as smooth as a pebble. In reference to the historic timepiece, the H. Moser & Cie. Heritage Tourbillon has a notched crown fitted with a push-button mechanism for opening the upper case cover.
The dial, which is also enamelled, is decorated with Roman numerals. The scales of the track showing minutes and small seconds are a further reference to tradition, as is the dovetail shape of the hour and minute hands, which are flame-blued.
The beating heart of this exceptional timepiece is the high-performance HMC 802, with a unique design that includes an interchangeable tourbillon module. It guarantees the Heritage Tourbillon a minimum 3-day power reserve.

Technical details
Model: Heritage Tourbillon
Reference 8802-0400, 5N red gold model, pocket watch-type case, blue alligator leather strap, limited edition of 10 Pieces

Case
Pocket watch-type case in 5N red gold, diamond-set (32 diamonds, 0.31 carat) and enamelled
Diameter: 46.0 mm, height: 15.1 mm
Sapphire crystal

Dial
White "Grand Feu" enamel dial
Hand-painted Roman numerals
Dovetail-shaped blued hands

Movement
In-house automatic tourbillon calibre HMC 802
Diameter 34.0 mm or 15 lignes, height 6.5 mm
Frequency: 21,600 vibrations per hour
Automatic bi-directional pawl winding system
Solid 18-carat red gold skeletonised rotor engraved with the H. Moser & Cie. company hallmark
Power reserve: minimum 3 days
Moser teeth for all wheels and pinions
Original Straumann Double Hairspring®
Interchangeable Moser minute tourbillon at 6 o’clock with skeletonised bridges

Functions
Hours and minutes

Strap
Hand-stitched blue alligator leather strap
18-carat solid 5N red gold folding clasp with Moser logo

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