PRESS RELEASE

CONTINUING THE TRADITION OF HONOURING REFINEMENT AND ELEGANCE

Neuhausen am Rheinfall, June 30th 2021

Showcasing the skills of master craftsmen, H. Moser &Cie. has chosen the classic rounded accents of the Heritage case to pay tribute to its perpetual calendar. Its Grand Feu enamel dial in brand new shades reinterprets the aesthetic of the brand's famous fumé dials, with their subtle colour gradations. This technical feat is further enhanced by the engraving and the enamel inserts adorning the sides of the Heritage Perpetual Calendar Midnight Blue Enamel, which forges a link between past and present, between traditional and contemporary. Reminiscent of the pocket watches converted to wristwatches in the early 1920s using fine attachments, this creation islargely inspired by vintage timepieces conceived by Heinrich Moser, founder of H. Moser &Cie. At the same time, it displays a resolutely contemporary character thanks to the use of striking midnight-blue fumé and a high-end manufacture movement.

In creating the Heritage line, H. Moser &Cie. took inspiration from the watches that evoke the brand's history from 1828 to the present day, and specifically those dating from the early 20th century. The distinctive classicism of the Heritage Perpetual CalendarMidnight Blue Enamel is evident not only in its rounded case, but also in the notched crown andGrand Feu enamel dial, brought to life by the Roman numerals and the swallow-tail hands. Every aspect of this exceptional piece has been created to exude elegance and refinement, with details such as the fine lugs and a railroad minute track enhancing its traditional character. And, because tradition at H. Moser &Cie. never means dull or fusty, behind the classic façade of this watch lies an emphatically irreverent aesthetic, as revealed by the Heritage Perpetual Calendar Midnight Blue Enamel's deep blue dial, which brings the entire design to life.

 

Visible behind the sapphire case-back, the HMC 800 movement is the driving force behind the HeritagePerpetual Calendar Midnight Blue Enamel. A masterpiece of simplicity and ingenuity, this hand-wound manufacture calibre, which uses the indices to indicatethe months, can be adjusted forwards or backwards at any time of day. Thanks to the "Flash Calendar"system, the date changes instantaneouslyat midnight, taking into account months with 30 or 31 days and the leap years. Decorated with the famous Moser double stripes, the calibre HMC 800 features a double barrel for a guaranteed power reserve of 7 days.

 

The Heritage Perpetual Calendar Midnight Blue Enamel is an Haute Horlogerie piece that draws from a broader palette. It is a traditional yet timeless model, which blurs boundaries and is impossible to sum up in a single word. It is available in a limited edition of 20 pieces.

 

H. Moser &Cie.’s own and unique take on Haute Horlogerie.

 

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS –HERITAGE PERPETUAL CALENDAR MIDNIGHT BLUE ENAMEL

Reference 8800-0203, 18-carat white gold model, Midnight Blue fumé enamel dial, blue alligator leather strap, limited edition of 20 pieces

 

Case

18K white gold

Blue enamel inserts on the case sides, engraving

Diameter: 42.0 mm

Height: 12,6mm / 10,8 mm without sapphire crystal

Sapphire crystal

See-through sapphire crystal case back

Crown adorned with an “M”

 

Dial

Midnight Blue fumé Grand Feu enamel

Roman numerals

Swallow-tail hands

 

Movement

HMC 800 hand-wound calibre

Diameter: 34.0 mm or 15 lignes

Height: 6.3 mm

Frequency: 18,000 Vib/h

32 jewels

Power reserve: minimum 7 days

Hacking seconds

Double barrel

Interchangeable Moser escapement

Original Straumann® hairspring

Pallet fork and escapement wheel made from gold

Movement and components hand-finished and decorated

 

Functions

Hours and minutes

Small Seconds

Perpetual calendar with date and month

Big date display

Month indicator via central hand

Power reserve indicator

Leap year cycle indicator on movement side

 

Bracelet Hand-stitched midnight blue alligator leather

18K white gold pin buckle engraved with the Moser logo

REFERENCE &PHOTOS

Heritage Perpetual CalendarMidnight Blue Enamel, reference 8800-0203, 18-carat white gold model, Midnight Blue fumé enamel dial, blue alligator leather strap, limited edition of 20 pieces