We right here at WWR have been followers of what Moser has been producing, with their leverage of fantastic fumé dials, items that poke enjoyable on the trade, and even people who dare to show the darkness dial to 11 (with Vantablack). Well, now they’ve combined up their clear and recognizable model for one thing I didn’t count on – a pilot’s watch.
Now, to be honest – nothing within the PR for the Moser Heritage Bronze “Since 1828” denotes this as being a pilots watch. It’s simply impressed by the pocket watches that had been become wristwatches again within the day. However, to have a look at this watch is to immediately (not less than, for me) see one thing that’s akin to what we’re extra used to seeing coming from Zenith. Perhaps not within the handset, however undoubtedly in these numerals.
Still, a design is a design, and there are many manufacturers making watches with numerals like this. They received’t have the fumé dial, nevertheless, or the Moser emblem in Cyrillic – apparently a factor the model has achieved prior to now, we’ve simply not seen it as of late. All of that is wrapped, in fact, in a bronze case in a reasonable 42mm guise.
Inside that case is a motion (HMC 200) that appears to be rther properly completed, and provides fairly a stunning present via the exhibition caseback. Setting the time (“simply” a easy three-hander right here, people) is finished by way of the flattened onion crown (additional separating it from being referred to as a classic pilot’s watch).
Is the design of the Moser Heritage Bronze “Since 1828” one thing we’d name ground-breaking or distinctive? No, not within the least (although that lume is one thing else). What the watch is, nevertheless, is a special viewing of what the model has historically achieved. Those watches have been firmly within the realm of dressier items, whereas this one seems like Moser took the tie off and unbuttoned the highest few buttons of the shirt (to attract an analogy). In different phrases, we’re getting a bit extra informal right here. If that’s calling you, it’s accessible for $19,700 on the Seddiqi boutiques, or instantly from h-moser.com
Tech Specs from Moser
- Reference 8200-1701, mannequin in bronze, Blackor fumé dial, black textile strap, restricted version of fifty items
- Bronze (Copper-Aluminium) Diameter: 42.0 mm, Height: 11.1 mm Sapphire crystal
- Steel case-back with sapphire crystal Crown adorned with an “M”
- Blackor fumé with sunburst sample
- Globolight® numerals
- Sword-shaped arms highlighted with Super-LumiNova® H. Moser & Cie. Cyrillic emblem
- HMC 200 self-winding calibre Diameter: 32.0 mm or 14 1/4 lignes Height: 5.5 mm
- Frequency: 21,600 Vib/h
- 27 jewels
- Automatic bi-directional pawl winding system Oscillating weight engraved with the H. Moser hallmark Power reserve: minimal of three days
- Original Straumann® hairspring
- Finish with Moser double stripes
- Hours and minutes Central seconds
- Black textile
- Bronze pin buckle engraved with the Moser emblem
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