By Kristen Shirley
This story originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Elite Traveler.
H Moser & Cie has never been shy about making a statement – for example, confronting the smartwatch with a mechanical “anti-Apple Watch.” This year, in an elegant protest against the newly loosened regulations of the “Swiss made” label, the company has removed the term from all of its timepieces, which are over 95 percent Swiss.
Venturer Small Seconds Purity
The company’s stunning fumé dials in a sunburst pattern are so iconic that the Purity watch doesn’t even include a logo – an indication of true luxury. This new release has a small secondsdial at 6 o’clock and is powered by an in-house movement. The power reserve is on the movement side.
$20,500 in 18K red gold, limited to 100 pieces
Swiss Alp Watch Minute Retrograde
This futuristic timepiece combines a high-techmovement from Hautlence with traditional haute horlogerie finishes. It has a grand feu enamel minute dial with a retrograde minute hand, jumping hours driven by a 12-link chain system and a window to showcase the beauty of the movement.
$220,000 in 18K white gold, limited to 10 pieces
Endeavor Concept Guilloché Limited Edition
The exquisite guilloché design on the sky-blue dialwas inspired by one of the founder’s original 19th-century pocket watches – recreated today by a master craftsman. The minimalist design in the Concept Series omits both logo and indexes. The watch has delicate leaf-shaped hands and a satin strap.
Approximately $26,500 in 18K rose gold, limited to 10 pieces