H.Moser & Cie. Perpetual Calendar Black Edition Watch
By Jovan Krstevski
The Perpetual Calendar was awarded the Grand Prix de l’Horlogerie de Geneve for its combination of innovative features. And the new H. MOSER & CIE. Perpetual Calendar Black Edition is a continues bold interpretation, with its dark elegance the first in a series of new timepieces that will be exceptional of traditional watchmaking.
The complications of the upcoming beauty is one of the most innovative and yet the easiest to use. This exclusive manually-wound in-house calibre HMC 341 uses a double-barrel system to achieve an 7-day power reserve when fully wound. A retrograde indicator at 9 o’clock gives you an approximation of the remaining power reserve. This unique movement not only marks time by adjusting for leap years and the different number of days in certain months, the Flash Date Calendar uses the energy to change the date accurately in a fraction of a second. The month indication use the hour indices to mark the months with a small third hand shaped like an arrow. This is one of the few perpetual calendars that can be adjusted forward and back at any time of day and without damaging the movement. The see-through curved sapphire crystal case-back displays the matte black finish of the in-house hand-wound movement including a blackened escapement bridge. The remarkably finished Calibre HMC 341 beats at 18,000 vibrations per hour.
On the black surface of the dial, we can see the rose gold hands and large seconds sub dial reveals gold accent that blends perfect with the timeless character of the watch. The case measures 40.8 mm in diameter and 11.1 mm in height, and is made of titanium with DLC treatment for its combination of durability and lightness. The carbon-coated alligator leather strap has a matte finish with a buckle clasp in DLC treated titanium.
The Perpetual Calendar Black Edition will be available from May 2014 and will be showcased during BaselWorld 2014. h-moser.com
Jovan Krstevski – Founder, Proprietor & Executive Editor
Watch collector, aficionado and a Event profile in the Swedish nightlife. He launched Watchgeek back in 2011, which is now known as WristReview. He quotes ’WristReview is a site to help people find, explore, discover and enjoy wristwatches. ’ His passion jump started in his early teens, when he was given his first mid-range wristwatch which was an Omega Seamaster. Since then he has always been in love with wristwatches!