Saturday, January 28, 2017

H. Moser & Cie. Venturer Smoky Sapphire

For this sparkling creation, H. Moser & Cie. has chosen 313 brilliant-cut diamonds to adorn its 18-carat white gold case and 375 brilliant-cut sapphire stones to scintillate its fumé dial. Unveiled at SIHH 2017, the Venturer Smoky Sapphire is a unique and dazzling reinterpretation of the famed H. Moser & Cie. fumé dials. Only the most beautiful sapphires were selected to adorn the dial to create a stunning colour gradation effect. On the bezel, lugs and side of the case, diamonds soften the clean, minimalist lines of the Venturer collection, inspired by H. Moser & Cie.'s historic pocket watches and by the convex shapes typical of the 1960s.
Beneath the curved sapphire crystal, the dial sparkles and accentuates the extremely refined lines of the bezel. In 2015, H. Moser & Cie. introduced its Concept Series of watches that distinguish themselves from the current watch industry trend to increasingly use logos and other marketing devices. Like this series, the Venturer Smoky Sapphire features neither indices nor logo. The watch itself remains the focus; the stones that decorate it are advertising enough and ensure that it is immediately recognisable. At the heart of this piece, beneath its hypnotic blue dial, beats the hand-wound HMC 327 Manufacture calibre.
Finally, as with all new models produced from January 1st, 2017, this watch 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 SMOKY SAPPHIRE
Reference 2327-0205, white gold model, set with diamonds, dial set with sapphires, blue alligator leather or blue satin strap, limited edition of 20 pieces

Case
18-carat white gold set with 313 brilliant-cut diamonds, in three parts (3.77 carats)
Diameter: 39.0 mm, height: 11.9 mm
Curved sapphire crystal
See-through sapphire crystal case-back
Screw-in crown adorned with an “M”

Dial
Entirely set with 375 brilliant-cut sapphires, in various shades (4.86 carats)
Leaf-shaped hands, blued

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
Power reserve indicator on movement side

Strap
Hand-stitched blue alligator leather or blue satin strap
18-carat solid white gold pin buckle engraved with the Moser logo

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