As soon as visitors set foot in Charlottenfels Castle, built by Heinrich Moser in 1854 they are overwhelmed by a sense of wonder at the elegance and sobriety of the high-ceiling rooms and the unobstructed view of the Rhine and the town of Schaffhausen. Today, the Moser family museum can be found on the first floor of this magnificent abode, which exhibits items belonging to Heinrich Moser and recounts his life through his creations and works. Naturally, many of the objects on display are watches, which tell the history of the brand from 1828 to today. It is from these pieces, and particularly those from the 20th century, that H. Moser & Cie. drew inspiration to recreate its Heritage line.
Following the crazy creations they unveil every year right before the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève, H. Moser & Cie. strikes again with an incredible timepiece like no other. They had a dream of an era where time is infinite. It passes quietly, in perfect peace. It is within everyone's reach. They’ve realized this in the form of a promise, a warning to future generations: the Moser Nature Watch, a mechanical watch that is 'green' and living but not eternal. Since we don't live in utopia, time —like the natural world impacted by our actions— is increasingly fragile and precious. Each of us must take the utmost care of it.
Insider: H. Moser & Cie. Swiss Alp Watch Minute Repeater Tourbillon. An Incredible Dial Paired with Exceptional Sound.
A minute repeater and a tourbillon in a rectangular case that looks like a smart watch. The Swiss Alp Watch Minute Repeater Tourbillon by H. Moser & Cie. dares to contrast the two. The Schaffhausen-based Manufacture pairs the contemporary design of the case with a complex flying tourbillon movement, fitted with one of the most challenging complications to produce: a minute repeater. The H. Moser & Cie. Swiss Alp Watch Minute Repeater Tourbillon is available in several references, all of which are different and unique pieces.
Baselworld 2018: H. Moser & Cie. Pioneer Center Seconds Cosmic Green. Hands-on, Live Pictures & Pricing.
he H. Moser & Cie. Pioneer collection was launched in 2015 and since then it has been the bold, modern interpretation of the classy spirit of this manufacture. With a strong design which makes reference to the industrial world, models in this collection are both elegant and sporty, tailored for daily wear. The new H. Moser & Cie. Pioneer Center Seconds Cosmic Green is equipped with a steel case and is the first watch in this collection to feature a cosmic green dial, reminiscent of the jewel tones of the Northern Lights, producing a look that is both elegant and resolutely contemporary.
News: H. Moser & Cie. Presents the Frankenstein Swiss Icon Watch. When Mockery is Used as a Marketing Tool to Gain Traction.
Up until now, we've had a lot of respect for all the creations coming from H. Moser & Cie. including their Swiss Mad Watch Unique Piece with a case made out of hardened Swiss cheese and presented last year on the occasion of the SIHH 2017 as we featured it here. However, yesterday H. Moser & Cie. announced a watch that plainly makes mockery of many of the well established Swiss watch brands and this time, we unfortunately can't praise them for that.
For brands like H. Moser & Cie. an independent watchmaking manufacture, making timepieces has now become pure artistry. One of the strongest brands within the Independent Watchmaking scene and a company that has proven the Swiss watchmaking industry their prowess and their originality, H. Moser & Cie. is one of the very few companies that strive for real 'Swiss Made' and what this really should entail, regardless of what the 'Swissness Law Ordinance establishes as "Swiss Made" when it comes to watches.
H. Moser & Cie. Swiss Alp Watch Minute Retrograde. Hands-on with a Moser Watch that Looks More Like a Hautlence.
Pairing the rectangular case of its Swiss Alp Watch with the highly technical movement from its sister brand Hautlence, H. Moser & Cie. has created a delightful surprise which combines tradition with modernity. This unique approach faithfully employs classic 'Haute Horlogerie' techniques whilst incorporating the ultimate in technological movements. A striking contrast in a mesmerizingly beautiful watch that is compelling from every angle. The Swiss Alp Watch stands against the tide of smart watches, as a symbol of traditional Swiss watchmaking.
H. Moser & Cie. Swiss Mad Watch Unique Piece. The Watch with a Cheese Case Priced at $1.07 Million USD.
In response to new legislation on the Swiss Made ordinance for watches, H. Moser & Cie. launched the Swiss Mad Watch unique piece earlier this year. To make a statement as they usually do, they released the Swiss Mad Watch which is truly a 100% Swiss watch. With its in-house movement encapsulated in a 42 mm case made of Swiss cheese mixed with Itr2 composite —almost like a resin— and fastened by a hand-stitched cowhide strap from a Swiss cow, this is truly a 100% Swiss Made watch from top to bottom.
In response to new legislation on the Swiss Made ordinance for watches, H. Moser & Cie. launched the Swiss Mad Watch on January 12th, 2017. More than a watch, the Swiss Mad Watch is a symbol: it is 100% Swiss, it embodies the greatest strength of Swiss Haute Horlogerie and all that is truly of value, encapsulated in a label worthy of this name. The Venturer Swiss Mad model shares in the spirit of the Swiss Mad Watch.
News: H. Moser & Cie. Will No Longer Add the 'Swiss Made' Designation to Their Watches in Reaction to the upcoming 'Swissness Law Ordinance'.
Back in July, 2016, we published a special article to explain the changes to the 'Swissness Law Ordinance' that will go in effect on January 1st, 2017. In that article, we also mentioned that while many watches bear the 'Swiss Made' designation on their dials, movements or case backs, the Swiss law is so subjective and the ordinance has so many loopholes that in reality many of these watches could be more Asian made than Swiss.
Insider: H. Moser & Cie Venturer Big Date White Gold Lacquered Dial ref. 2100-0200. Hands-on with one of the Nicest Timepieces from this Manufacture.
It's been a while since we last brought you some H. Moser & Cie. goodness, but today, we bring you our hands-on review of the Venturer Big Date in 18K white gold —available with white lacquered dial or midnight blue fumé. This elegant time/date watch, where simplicity and clean lines are the name of the game, is one of the less than 1,000 watches that H. Moser & Cie. makes every year to stand true to its selling proposition of being 'very rare'.
Insider: H. Moser & Cie. Venturer Tourbillon Dual Time. Hands-on with a Classic Looking Timepiece Priced Right Under $100K USD.
TGIF, and just because of that, how about we now talk about another one of those gorgeous looking pieces from H. Moser & Cie. so you can dream and think about it the whole weekend. The new Baselworld 2016 Venturer Tourbillon Dual Time in 18K white gold is a perfect addition to the existent Venturer Tourbillon Dual Time line. This exceptional timepiece where simplicity and clean lines are the name of the game.
Baselworld 2016: Presenting the new H. Moser & Cie. Pioneer Perpetual Calendar. Hands-on Review, Live Pictures & Pricing.
For Baselworld 2016, H. Moser & Cie. has developed a perpetual calendar in its Pioneer collection that is the first complication of its kind to be water-resistant to 120 meters. The Pioneer collection launched last year, is a bold, modern interpretation of the classy spirit of this manufacture. With a strong design which makes reference to the industrial world, models in this collection are both elegant and sporty, tailored for daily wear.
Insider: H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Small Seconds Bryan Ferry Limited Edition. A 100-piece Ode to Roxy Music and 'More Than This'.
If you spent your teenage years in the early 80s —just like we did—, Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry are no strangers to you. Listening to Roxy Music's 'More Than This' was probably a daily ritual as we all witnessed the song climb through the music charts in 1982. "More than this, there is nothing" and that line from the song lyrics stays true to the intrinsic beauty of this magnificent execution from our friends at H. Moser & Cie.
Insider: H. Moser & Cie. Swiss Alp Watch. Hands-on and Live Pictures with the Mechanical Watch that is Going Against the Smartwatch.
With more than 6 million units sold in 2015, producing a turnover in excess of 6 billion dollars, the smartwatch market exploded in the past 12 months, driven by the giants of the electronics industry. With R&D budgets of more than 8 billion dollars, a figure higher than the turnover of even the largest Swiss watchmaking group, the market leaders have barely begun, and they will once again revolutionize this market and change consumer behavior.
News: Introducing the Hautlence Tourbillon 01. The First Tourbillon for this Manufacture and Powered by H. Moser & Cie. Calibre HMC 802.
Contemporary watchmaker Hautlence enlarges its Atelier collection with the addition of the Tourbillon 01, an elegant timepiece featuring H. Moser & Cie.’s exclusive Calibre Tourbillon HMC 802 beating at its heart. Equipped with a dual-time function, a one-minute tourbillon, a three-day power reserve and an automatic winding system, the Tourbillon 01 introduces new synergies between two brands owned by the Meylan family company, MELB Holding. The new Hautlence Tourbillon 01 reinterprets all of the design codes that are dear to Hautlence and follows in particular the aesthetics of the very first HL05 timepieces, offering a three-dimensional dial with a multi-level reading of time. Demonstrating Hautlence’s avant-garde approach to design, this new timepiece is housed in a round 44 mm two-tone case crafted out of rose gold and black PVD-coated titanium. Built on several levels, the dial highlights a black enamelled base embellished by Côtes de Genève decoration.
Insider: H. Moser & Cie. Venturer Small Seconds. Where Simplicity and Clean Lines are the Name of the Game.
Not too long ago we brought you our hands-on review of the Endeavour Perpetual Calendar 'Funky Blue' here. Well, now is the time we talk about another one of those understated pieces from H. Moser & Cie. This time, we are talking about the Venturer Small Seconds in 18K white gold. This exceptional timepiece where simplicity and clean lines are the name of the game, is not only a watch with superb craftsmanship but one of those watches where 'less is more and less translates into more rare'. But what makes H. Moser & Cie. so rare? Well, not only the fact that they make a 1,000 watches a year, but also their rich history. This company now under the reigns of former legendary Audemars Piguet CEO Georges Henri-Meylan, was originally founded in 1828 by Heinrich Moser in Russia. A year later, Heinrich Moser opened up a factory in Le Locle, twenty years later he moved to Schaffhausen —his birthplace— and in 1979 the company disappeared only to be brought back to life in 2005 when a new manufacture was built in Schaffhausen.
Insider: H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Perpetual Calendar 'Funky Blue'. Breaking the Paradigm of What a Perpetual Calendar Should Look Like.
Just as if the launch of its non-conventional looking perpetual calendar in 2006 —winner of the Grand Prix at the GPHG— wasn't enough, H. Moser & Cie. continues to tear down preconceptions with the Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Funky Blue, a bold reinterpretation of this haute horlogerie model featuring a sky-blue dial and a kudu leather strap. As the discussion around smartwatches builds, the independent watchmaker H. Moser & Cie. takes a clear but distinctive position today. H. Moser & Cie. has produced smart watches for over 100 years by combining a clean interface, state-of-the-art ergonomics, ingenious functions and long power autonomy – without compromise. Today, they continue to nurture the next generation of watch lovers launching the Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Funky Blue, a watch that both looks smart and is in fact very clever. This is the original smart watch and as H. Moser & Cie. likes to say it, "very rare".