H. Moser & Cie 8803-0401

8803-0401 : H. Moser & Cie Heritage Tourbillon Skeleton

Heritage Tourbillon Skeleton

Brand: H. Moser & Cie
Family: Heritage
Reference: 8803-0401
Name: Heritage Tourbillon Skeleton
Produced: 2016
Limited: No

Case

Material: Red Gold
Glass: Sapphire
Back: Open
Shape: Round
Diameter: 46.00 mm
Height: 13.60 mm

Dial

Color: Skeleton
Hands: Spade

Movement

HMC 803 calibre is entirely skeletonised. The bidirectional rotor, made from 22-carat solid red gold, is also open-worked. Fascinating and hypnotic, its oscillations set off the various materials and surfaces. Playing with surprising contrasts, H. Moser & Cie. uses this setting to showcase a most traditional and exceptional watchmaking complication, the tourbillon, giving it a contemporary twist with both lightness and subtlety. The Manufacture opted for a movement in nickel silver (or German silver, which is a brass alloy enriched with nickel), a choice dictated by history. The entire surface of the HMC 803 calibre is carved with a decoration that took almost 100 hours of work, and which further reinforces the unique nature of this exceptional watch. Finally, the Manufacture is equipping its masterpiece with a second time zone, indicated by a rhodium-plated hand, which can be easily distinguished from the blued steel hour and minute hands, and, of course, an Moser interchangeable minute tourbillon, boasting an original Straumann Double Hairspring®. This stroke of genius for a watch is intended to make watchmaking history and transcends the advantages of a simple tourbillon.


Movement: in-house automatic calibre HMC 802,
diameter: 34.0 mm, height: 6.5 mm
Frequency: 21,600 vib/h
Second time-zone display
Hours and minutes
Interchangeable Moser minute tourbillon
Moser teeth for all wheels and pinions
Original Straumann Double Hairspring®
Movement and components handfinished and decorated
Oscillating weight made from 18-carat red gold
Automatic pawl-winding system

Type:Automatic
Brand:H. Moser & Cie
Caliber:HMC 803
Base: H. Moser & Cie HMC 802
Display:Analog
Diameter:34.00 mm
Jewels:27
Reserve:72 h
Frequency:21600 bph
Time:Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds, Additional 12 Hour Hand (adjustable)
Additionals:Power Reserve Indicator, Tourbillon Escapement

Description

With the Heritage Tourbillon Skeleton unique piece, H. Moser & Cie. pays tribute to exceptional artisan watchmaking. This exceptional timepiece links tradition and modernity, two elements which coexist in all creations by H. Moser & Cie. The Heritage Tourbillon Skeleton is a salute to watchmaking past and present. It is the distillation of H. Moser & Cie.'s 187 years of watchmaking expertise.

The inspiration behind the Heritage Tourbillon Skeleton came from an H. Moser pocket watch dating from the late 19th century in the H. Moser & Cie. collection. The case on this model, made from a striking blue, engraved enamel and studded with diamonds, inspired the watchmakers at the Schaffhausen-based Manufacture to reinterpret this watch, calling on the best craftsmen to work on the case. Featuring stunning purple enamel on a case with two covers, guilloché engraving and diamond setting techniques, in association with a modern in-house, automatic and skeletonised calibre with a minute-tourbillon: the Heritage Tourbillon Skeleton is the synthesis of the greatest arts in watchmaking craftsmanship. It also symbolises the link between the past and the present for H. Moser & Cie., founded in 1828, through a reinterpretation of an historic watch which retains its original features, now in a larger dimension and fitted with a strap. The red gold case with two covers has therefore been enlarged and features extremely fine lugs, while respecting its original design. On either side of the watch is a cover with hand-engraved, guilloché decoration, extending up the side of the case. These have then been enamelled, demonstrating the highest level of craftsmanship, and set with diamonds on the dial side. Paired with a crocodile leather strap, this beautifully rounded case is as smooth as a pebble. In reference to the historic timepiece, the H. Moser & Cie. Heritage Tourbillon Skeleton has a notched crown fitted with a push-button mechanism for opening the upper case cover.

The beating heart of this exceptional timepiece is the high-performance HMC 803, the tourbillon calibre in a skeletonised version. It guarantees the Heritage Tourbillon Skeleton a minimum 3-day power reserve