Saturday, January 28, 2017

H. Moser & Cie. Venturer Small Seconds Purity

Taking cue from H. Moser & Cie. Concept Series of watches, the Venturer Small Seconds Purity collection boasts some essential features from the iconic Swiss watch brand’s own minimalist philosophy.

Inspired from the Concept Series and the other iconic wristwatches created by the brand, its dial features indices at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock. The logo remains absent, allowing the beauty of the fumé dials to shine through, unimpeded. As custom in haute horlogerie, and a tradition for H. Moser & Cie. watches since 1828, the company signature and crest appear on the movement side, a subtle reminder of its heritage.
Emphasised by the curved sapphire crystal and the refined bezel, the dials on the Venturer Small Seconds Purity models are among the most impressive produced by the company: sky-blue fumé for the white gold model and the signature fumé for the version in red gold.
H. Moser & Cie. enjoys combining design cues to create an unexpected effect. To subtly offset the classicism of the Venturer Small Seconds Purity white gold model, raw kudu leather has been chosen to add a rugged touch to the watch. For the red gold model, a sumptuous brown strap in kudu leather brings warmth to the fumé dial, reinforcing the reflections of its dusky tones. The result is surprising, slightly offbeat, and confirms that H. Moser & Cie. watches – with or without visible logo signatures – respect the finest watchmaking traditions but are firmly rooted in the present.
At the heart of the Venturer Small Seconds Purity, with the convex shapes typical of the 1960s and design inspired by historic H. Moser & Cie. pocket watches, beats an HMC 327 hand-wound Manufacture calibre. Visible through the sapphire case-back, the movement has a power reserve of at least 3 days which is marked by an indicator on the movement side of the watch.
Finally, as with all new models produced from January 1st, 2017, this collection will not feature the Swiss Made label on the dial as the Schaffhausen-based Manufacture, whose creations are over 95% Swiss, does not consider the label sufficiently rigorous.

Technical details
Model: Venturer Small Seconds Purity
Reference 2327-0207, white gold model, sky-blue fumé dial, beige kudu leather strap, limited edition of 100 pieces
Reference 2327-0404, red gold model, fumé dial, brown kudu leather strap, limited edition of 100 pieces

Case
18-carat red or white gold, three-part
Diameter: 39.0 mm, Height: 11.9 mm
Curved sapphire crystal
See-through sapphire crystal case-back
Crown adorned with an “M”

Dial
Sky-blue fumé or fumé with sunburst pattern
Applique indexes
Leaf-shaped hands

Movement
Hand-wound HMC 327 Manufacture calibre
Diameter: 32.0 mm or 14 ¼ lignes
Height: 4.5 mm
Frequency: 18,000 Vib/h
29 jewels
Power reserve: minimum 3 days
Moser teeth for all wheels and pinions
Moser balance wheel and original Straumann Hairspring® with stabilised Breguet overcoil

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

Strap
Hand-stitched beige kudu leather or brown kudu leather strap
18-carat solid red or white gold pin buckle, with engraved Moser logo

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