Monday, February 29, 2016

Celebrating Leap Day with a New H. Moser Perpetual Calendar

Maximum minimalism from H. Moser.

Two hands, one arrow-shaped center hand, a big date display and a star. These are the only embellishments found on the Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Concept Funky Blue, the most minimalist perpetual calendar ever produced.

To mark the leap year, H. Moser & Cie. introduces its most understated watch to date, by putting the spotlight on the product and the people behind it, ensuring they are not forgotten. By focusing on the essential, H. Moser & Cie. invites you to rediscover its perpetual calendar in a Concept version that features neither indices nor logo, stripped of its small seconds dial and power reserve indicator, in an exceptional material for the Manufacture: steel.

The perpetual movement is made exclusively in-house.

Bridging the past and present, the Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Concept Funky Blue by H. Moser & Cie. recalls the beginnings of watchmaking, to a time when only the movement would bear a maker's mark. The beauty of a timepiece was expressed with few embellishments or additional elements. 

For the new version of its flagship model, H. Moser & Cie. has gone one step further: in addition to the indices, logo and small seconds dial, the power reserve indicator has also been removed. The only elements remaining on the famous sky-blue fumé dial are the date display at three o'clock, the leaf-shaped hour and minute hands and an arrow-shaped center hand. This final hand is an ingenious marvel that indicates the months. Standing for distinctively human luxury, H. Moser & Cie. places the emphasis on the product and the expertise behind it, leaving out the logo and marketing opportunism.

One of the few steel pieces produced by the brand.

H. Moser & Cie. has chosen a beige kudu leather strap for this model, a combination of styles that results in an irreverent, unexpected look. Exquisitely understated and discreetly elegant: behind its apparent simplicity, this model hides a complex and incredibly ingenious movement. The hand-wound HMC 341 caliber has a minimum power reserve of 7 days and a mechanism to adjust the date forwards or backwards at any time of day. During this leap year, relive the rare experience of the date change from February 29th to March 1st again and again.

Produced as a limited edition of only 10 pieces, the Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Concept Funky Blue is available in steel, a never-before-seen material for H. Moser & Cie., and one that adds to the exceptional feel of this series, launched on February 29, 2016.

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