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H. MOSER & CIE. - ADVANCES IN WEIGHTLESSNESS

Neuhausen am Rheinfall, September 14th, 2015

Making a watchmaking premiere and an exceptional event for the Manufacture in Schaffhausen, H. Moser & Cie. will perform tests in weightlessness on its movements and escapements. In addition to providing independence in this key area of watchmaking, H. Moser & Cie.’s sister company Precision Engineering brings a high level of expertise. Technical responsiveness and legitimacy were prerequisites for this project with the University of Zurich leading the first parabolic flight programme in Switzerland.

As a visionary industrial pioneer, the company’s founder, Heinrich Moser, opened Schaffhausen to progress, bringing his hometown into a new era. H. Moser & Cie. continues this entrepreneurial, innovative philosophy through continued innovation. Supported by Precision Engineering, a sister company in Moser Watch Holding, H. Moser & Cie. has a strong partner for the key components of a watch’s regulating organs, including hairsprings and escapements. Together, the two companies aim to be on the cutting edge of watchmaking.

 

When the opportunity arose participate in the parabolic flight led by Professor Oliver Ullrich of the University of Zurich, Edouard Meylan, CEO of H. Moser & Cie., did not hesitate for a second. "We are constantly working to improve the stability and quality of our timepieces’ performance and their isochronism. With Precision Engineering, we have the unique opportunity to analyse the behaviour of various movements and components during acceleration phases in both hyper-gravity and weightlessness. This is a world first in watchmaking and it represents a unique opportunity – possible for us as an independent Manufacture and producer of regulating organs for the watch industry."

 

On September 22nd, Edouard Meylan will be on board the flight with the test team. He adds: "The tests we are conducting will open up new horizons, and guide our research to offer an even better portfolio of solutions for our clients. The advances from these tests will be beneficial for everyone, starting with H. Moser & Cie."

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