H. Moser & Cie 2100-0400 description
The Neuhausen-based manufacture has dedicated the very best to every element of its Venturer Big Date. It is one of the largest and easiest to read date displays available; and its movement, as with all the company's date models, is equipped with the Flash Calendar mechanism. This system has two major advantages: the instantaneous date jump at midnight, and the option to adjust the date forward or backward at any time without restriction. Another remarkable technical feature is that it is possible to make manual adjustments to the date using the crown at any time, even if the date is in the process of changing, without any risk of damaging the movement. This is achieved with the complex clutch mechanism which isolates, and thereby protects, the date adjustment system. The desire for rigour and accuracy led the watchmakers at H. Moser & Cie. to design the Double Pull Crown mechanism, also found on the Venturer Big Date: there is therefore no risk of making changes to the date when the time is being set as it is necessary to pull out the crown, briefly release it, and then pull it out a second time to adjust the time on the watch.
Thanks to its uncluttered lines, the Venturer Big Date retains all the elegance of the Venturer family in this 41.5mm case. The dial, available in an argenté version or in sumptuous red-gold fumé, is revealed under the convex crystal and emphasised by the bezel, which has been stripped down to only the essentials. At 3 o'clock, a window opens onto a very big date, the secret behind which is two overlaid discs: the upper disc bears the numerals 1 to 15, whilst the second disc has the numbers 16 to 31. This ingenious system also guarantees that each numeral is perfectly centred when displayed in the date window.