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LINKING TRADITION AND MODERNITY: THE HERITAGE TOURBILLON SKELETON FROM H. MOSER & CIE.

Neuhausen am Rheinfall, November 14th, 2016

With the Heritage Tourbillon Skeleton unique piece, H. Moser & Cie. pays tribute to exceptional artisan watchmaking. This exceptional timepiece links tradition and modernity, two elements which coexist in all creations by H. Moser & Cie. The Heritage Tourbillon Skeleton is a salute to watchmaking past and present. It is the distillation of H. Moser & Cie.'s 187 years of watchmaking expertise.

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 purple enamel on a case with two covers, guilloché engraving and diamond setting techniques, in association with a modern in-house, automatic and skeletonised calibre with a minute-tourbillon: the Heritage Tourbillon Skeleton 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 a crocodile leather strap, this beautifully rounded case is as smooth as a pebble. In reference to the historic timepiece, the H. Moser & Cie. Heritage Tourbillon Skeleton has a notched crown fitted with a push-button mechanism for opening the upper case cover.

 

The beating heart of this exceptional timepiece is the high-performance HMC 803, the tourbillon calibre in a skeletonised version. It guarantees the Heritage Tourbillon Skeleton a minimum 3-day power reserve.

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – HERITAGE TOURBILLON SKELETON

Reference 8803-0401, 5N red gold model, pocket watch-type case, crocodile leather strap, unique piece

 

Case

Pocket watch-type case in 5N red gold, diamond-set (28 diamonds, 0.31 carat) and enamelled

Diameter: 46.0 mm, height: 15.1 mm

Sapphire crystal

 

Dial

Openworked skeletonised movement
Dovetail-shaped blued hands

 

Movement

In-house automatic tourbillon skeleton calibre HMC 803

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 purple crocodile leather strap

18-carat solid 5N red gold folding clasp with Moser logo

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