Pre-Baselworld 2014: H. Moser & Cie. Perpetual Calendar Black Edition.

H. Moser & Cie. Perpetual Calendar Black Edition

We have seen the timepiece in a gold and platinum case before. This year H. Moser & Cie. will house its innovative perpetual calendar in a DLC treated titanium case.

The H. Moser & Cie. in-house perpetual calendar is an innovative yet user-friendly complication. The HMC 341 calibre not only marks time by adjusting for leap years and the different number of days in certain months, the “Flash Date Calendar” harnesses the energy to switch the date accurately in a fraction of a second. The month indication is using the hour indices to mark the months with a small third hand shaped like an arrow. Finally it´s worth mentioning, this is one of the few perpetual calendar mechanisms that may be adjusted forward and back at any time of day, without risking damage to the movement. We have seen it being embedded into a gold and platinum case in the last years.

In 2014 H. Moser & Cie. follows the global demand for deep black timepieces and houses the HMC 341 calibre into a DLC treated titanium case …

 

H. Moser & Cie. Perpetual Calendar Black Edition
H. Moser & Cie. Perpetual Calendar Black Edition
H. Moser & Cie. Perpetual Calendar Black Edition
H. Moser & Cie. Perpetual Calendar Black Edition
H. Moser & Cie. Perpetual Calendar Black Edition
H. Moser & Cie. Perpetual Calendar Black Edition

 

Case…

DLC-treated titanium, three-part

Diameter: 40.8 mm

Height: 11.1 mm

Curved sapphire crystal

See-through curved sapphire crystal case-back Screw-in crown adorned with an “M”

Dial…

Appliqué indexes and hands

Month indicated with a small arrow-shaped centre hand Sub-dial for seconds

Big date display

Movement…

In-house hand-wound calibre HMC 341

Diameter: 34.0 mm or 15 lignes

Height: 5.8 mm

Frequency: 18,000 A/h (= 2,5 Hz)

28 jewels

Power reserve: minimum 7 days

Hacking seconds

Double barrel

Interchangeable Moser escapement

Original Straumann® hairspring with stabilised Breguet overcoil Pallet fork and escapement wheel made from gold

Movement and components hand-finished and decorated

Functions…

Perpetual Flash Calendar

Big date display

Centre-hand month indicator

Hour and minute

Off-centre seconds dial

Power reserve indicator on dial

Leap-year cycle indicator on movement side

Strap…

Hand-stitched, carbon-coated black alligator

Solid titanium DLC-treated pin buckle, with engraved Moser logo.

 

H. Moser & Cie. Perpetual Calendar Black Edition
H. Moser & Cie. Perpetual Calendar Black Edition

 

 

 

 

 

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19 replies on “Pre-Baselworld 2014: H. Moser & Cie. Perpetual Calendar Black Edition.”
  1. says: Orca

    This is a beautiful watch, although I don’t care much for DLC as it will show up all the scratches in a few years’ time. For the same money I might be tempted to buy the Rolex Sky-dweller though. It has the same type of month indicator, plus second time zone automatic mechanism, sure without the power reserve indicator and the eight days power reserve but it probably would keep a good price when it’s resold. What do you think? The reality is that they are both too expensive for the ordinary person anyhow!

    1. says: Peter U.

      For me I would prefer this watch over the Rolex . I want the power reserve indicator and eight days of power reserve.

      As a side note ,one would be much safer when traveling with this watch ,than with the Rolex . No one will recognize the value of this watch whereas almost everyone knows the value of a Rolex, which will make you a target for thieves.

  2. says: Peter U.

    Finally, a watch with a power reserve indicator on it . This watch has everything that I am looking for in a watch , automatic, power reserve indicator, see through back and solid front. Now all that is needed is for me to win the lottery to probably be able to afford to buy the watch. Also where would one have to go to buy it because it certainly won’t be at any watch store that I frequent ?

    1. says: Peter U.

      I tracked down the price on the internet and not surprisingly it is NOT cheap, 22,000 Euro. It is even more expensive than I thought it would be.

    2. says: Peter U.

      I think that this watch is hand wound and not automatic, is this correct ? Therefore a watch winder will not work for it ? Maybe even better since it has a power reserve of one week .

    1. says: Peter U.

      It’s even more than I thought. 22,000 Euro is a whopping 33,000 in Canadian Dollars

  3. says: Jan

    I do like Moser & Cie watches very much,but…
    My thoughts about the dlc ppc:
    -the combination of black/Gold does not tempt me at all, even I like black watches
    -SL Hand an Indexes would have underlined the ‘stealthy’ look and would enhance the functionality
    – Titan? not common in the range of Moser&Cie maybe this will not be the last watch we’ll see in this material maybe steel will follow to gain more sells, what the shareholders will appreciate
    Anything mentioned about the price yet?

  4. says: Itai

    Thank you for the article. Is there a global demand for deep black timepieces?
    If so, can you explain why?

    1. The customers seem to like black watches, today almost no watch manufacturer can afford not having them in the collections. Only very few resist, among them Rolex and Patek Philippe. But as you might have noticed blackened Rolex and Patek’s from third party companies meanwhile sell like hell…

      1. says: Mike

        “But as you might have noticed blackened Rolex and Patek’s from third party companies meanwhile sell like hell…”

        I didn’t know that. So, does PP ‘polish’ the watches back to their original luster (removing the black) when they’re sent in for servicing (to the consternation of their owners)? 🙂

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