H. MOSER & CIE. Venturer Collection SIHH 2016

January 27, 2016


H. Moser & Cie. is adding to the Venturer family with a big date model, featuring the Flash Calendar which has brought the company’s date movements such recognition. Its design is perfectly in tune with the characteristics which have ensured the success of the Venturer collection: uncluttered lines, a curved profile with a convex sapphire crystal, an extremely refined bezel that opens up the dial completely and the off-centre small seconds at 6 o’clock, in reference to the aesthetic of antique pocket watches.

The Neuhausen-based manufacture has dedicated the very best to every element of its Venturer Big Date. It is one of the largest and easiest to read date displays available; and its movement, as with all the company’s date models, is equipped with the Flash Calendar mechanism. This system has two major advantages: the instantaneous date jump at midnight, and the option to adjust the date forward or backward at any time without restriction. Another remarkable technical feature is that it is possible to make manual adjustments to the date using the crown at any time, even if the date is in the process of changing, without any risk of damaging the movement. This is achieved with the complex clutch mechanism which isolates, and thereby protects, the date adjustment system. The desire for rigour and accuracy led the watchmakers at H. Moser & Cie. to design the Double Pull Crown mechanism, also found on the Venturer Big Date: there is therefore no risk of making changes to the date when the time is being set as it is necessary to pull out the crown, briefly release it, and then pull it out a second time to adjust the time on the watch.

Thanks to its uncluttered lines, the Venturer Big Date retains all the elegance of the Venturer family in this 41.5mm case. The dial, available in an argenté version or in sumptuous red-gold fumé, is revealed under the convex crystal and emphasised by the bezel, which has been stripped down to only the essentials. At 3 o’clock, a window opens onto a very big date, the secret behind which is two overlaid discs: the upper disc bears the numerals 1 to 15, whilst the second disc has the numbers 16 to 31. This ingenious system also guarantees that each numeral is perfectly centred when displayed in the date window.

Developed especially for the Venturer collection, the hand-wound calibre HMC 100 correlates with the watch family’s design, with a streamlined construction, understated decoration and engraving which all perfectly complement the purity of the Venturer dial. Visible through the sapphire case-back, the double barrel of this movement means the Venturer Big Date has a power reserve of at least 7 days. Isochronism and accuracy are also guaranteed by the Moser interchangeable modular escapement, produced in-house with an original Straumann Hairspring® that has a Breguet overcoil.

Classic, timeless elegance meets modern design and technical ingenuity: the Venturer Big Date from H. Moser & Cie. is a watch that must be seen.

Venturer Big Date Argenté or red-gold fumé with sunburst pattern


With its pure lines, curved hands, crystal and dial, and an offset small seconds, the Venturer collection has a unique DNA and an individual identity. Inspired by the convex shapes typical of the 1960s and the design of historic pocket watches by H. Moser & Cie., this collection launched in 2014 has become one of the brand’s flagship models. The Schaffhausen-based manufacture is introducing an XL model which retains the proportions of the original Venturer Small Seconds; made from white gold, this new model is paired with a sky-blue fumé dial and a kudu raw leather strap. This is a young and punchy version, a reminder that H. Moser & Cie. is both sexy and innovative.

H. Moser & Cie. loves to play with contrasts. To a timepiece which draws its inspiration from the company’s historic models and features an exquisitely vintage design, the manufacture has added a modern, electric blue dial and a sturdy, rugged leather strap, typical of a watch built for adventure. The result of this marriage is a timepiece with a powerful and timeless appeal, with a mechanical heart created in keeping with haute horlogerie tradition.

The refined, elegant bezel offers a clear view of the curved dial, accentuating its colour along with the baton indices and tapered leaf-shaped hands, which are key features of H. Moser & Cie.’s identity. The dial’s sunburst pattern brings an exceptional depth to the fumé effect, highlighted by its electric blue colour.
Powered by the in-house, hand-wound HMC 327 calibre, the Venturer Small Seconds XL Funky Blue features a minimum 3-day power reserve. This marvellous mechanism is designed to seduce the most exacting customers, for whom quality and tradition go hand-in-hand with modernity and design.

Venturer Small Seconds XL Funky Blue