By John Galt
H.Moser & cie have released a very special perpetual calendar with a heart of gold.
My first impressions of this unique limited piece is that it reminds me of the sun revealing itself out from behind dark storm clouds after a storm golden rays surrounded by strong dark clouds, the dark DLC coated titanium case covering a solid gold dial ,case size is just short of 41mm housed inside the titanium case is a solid gold dial and yes you read correct IT is solid gold ,the dial features a stunning sunburst pattern moving outwards from bright stunning gold to shaded fumes that marry up with the case perfectly.
The dial layout has been exquisitely thought out so to keep a clean & clear layout.
At 6’oclock is a layered seconds dial, a nice simple power reserve indicator is at 9’oclock, opposite that in keeping with the symmetrical feel there is a large date window with gold numerals with a neat trick up its sleeve this is a perpetual flash calendar meaning it can be adjusted forward or back at anytime an excellent feature for a perpetual calendar, added to the pretty yet plain center hands is a small center mounted month indicator.
Turn this piece over and stare through the exhibition case back and you will stare as this is one truly exceptional movement.
The movement is their manufactue caliber and a superb solid gold example of their ingenious award winning perpetual calendar winning no less the coveted Grand Prix De Geneva for complicated time pieces, this special edition has been set with 18ct gold bridges and plates coupled with the Moser escapement and twin barrels enabling a power reserve of at least 7 days this is one remarkable movement an I couldn’t stop staring at it and watching it.
The alligator strap with its uncommon treatment of carbon coating gives the strap a matte-black finish, and slightly fills in some of the veining throughout the alligator skin, resulting in an inconspicuous but unusual take on the traditional material. the piece is finished in the best way possible presented in a simple yet truly elegant Macassar wooden box , limited to only 10 pieces this is one truly remarkable piece from H Moser & Cie. For more info, please visit h-moser.com
John Galt – Contributing Editor
John Galt caught the horology bug 4 years ago on his first visit to a London watch show and has snowballed since; John has become an avid writer and blogger of timepieces of all kinds, from everyday timepieces to modern Luxury Haute Horology, his favorite brands being HYT and Greubel Forsey that push the bounders of modern watch-making. John keeps a keen interest in the UK watch scene with their many emerging brands and timepiece’s. John Galt currently contributes watch related articles for online publications in the UK and USA. You can follow John on Twitter @johng73 Read his articles here.