Venturer Tourbillon Dual Time Sapphire Blue Skeleton
|Diameter: ||41.50 mm|
|Height: ||14.30 mm|
|Indexes: ||Stick / Dot|
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
|Brand:||H. Moser & Cie|
H. Moser & Cie
|Time:||Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds, Additional 12 Hour Hand (adjustable)|
|Additionals:||Power Reserve Indicator, Tourbillon Escapement|
In 2015, on the first day of Baselworld, Laurent Picciotto of Chronopassion fell in love with the Venturer Tourbillon Dual Time Sapphire Skeleton by H. Moser & Cie. and acquired this stunning timepiece worth 1 million Swiss Francs. This masterpiece featuring a new skeleton movement, a case made entirely from sapphire and a 3D printed strap was a unique piece. But "one was not enough" for Laurent, who commissioned the Schaffhausen-based Manufacture to create another model with a sapphire case, but this model was to be even more daring.
The case for this second model, created once again entirely from sapphire, comes from the H. Moser & Cie. Venturer Collection. The finish on the case flanks with its unusual shapes, the exquisite bezel, the curve of the dial and the crystal, the proportions which echo the convex forms of the 1960s – the beauty of all these features is amplified by the transparency of the sapphire. The sapphire case highlights the beauty of the HMC 803 automatic calibre. Entirely skeletonised, this movement was blued by CVD, a chemical vapour deposition process. The unexpected design combines the modern architecturalshapes of the bridges with a nickel silver movement and a blue finish associated with traditional haute horlogerie. Framed by the Venturer's ultra-thin bezel, the hand-finished movement is open to full view through the sapphire flange bearing the hour indices. The long, tapered hands are created in rose gold, as is the main bridge of the tourbillon, arching broadly across the cage. On the reverse side of the watch, the bidirectional rotor, made from 22-carat solid red gold, is also engraved and openworked.