Wednesday, July 5, 2017




H. Moser & Cie. joins the fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy by participating for the second time in the Only Watch Charity Auction organised by the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy through the Only Watch campaign. 

For this occasion, the Manufacture has created a unique piece, the Venturer Concept Only Watch. A minimalist ode to red, it is a reminder of the importance of focusing on the essential.

On November 11th, 2017, Geneva will host the seventh Only Watch charity auction, with proceeds donated to research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. H. Moser & Cie. is taking part in this campaign once more with the donation of a unique piece, the Venturer Concept Only Watch. 

A symbol of life and of renewal, in all its striking force, red takes centre stage in this watch, which showcases a vibrant red fumé dial. This red is beautifully offset by the white finish of the hour and minute hands, in reference to the colours of the flag of Monaco.

Part of the H. Moser & Cie. series of Concept watches, the Venturer Concept Only Watch is stripped of any logo or indices. This minimalist approach puts the product itself firmly in the spotlight, abstracted from any marketing or branding concerns, as a reminder that behind every logo lies not just traditional expertise but, most importantly, men and women. 

It creates a distinct identity which returns to the very roots of watchmaking, when dials did not bear any signature. A watch with an authenticity and purity which prove that only the essential matters. Faced with illness, especially when it affects a child, priorities come into sharp focus, centring on what is important. Everything else becomes futile.

Inside the white gold case of the Venturer Concept Only Watch, the HMC 327 hand-wound movement guarantees a minimum power reserve of 3 days. Finally, visible through the sapphire case back, the balance bridge features a striking red to match the dial of the Venturer Concept Only Watch. An original touch in honour of this exceptional charity event.

The Venturer Concept Only Watch will be on display in Monaco during the Monaco Yacht Show, which takes place between September 27th and 30th, 2017. The Only Watch 2017 collection will then go on tour, taking in Singapore, Bangkok, Dubai, Istanbul, Hong Kong, Taipei, Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles and, finally, Geneva, from November 9th to 11th, 2017. 

Reference 2327-0212, 18-carat white gold model, red fumé dial, black alligator leather strap, unique piece 

18-carat white gold, three-part 
Diameter: 39.0 mm/height: 11.9 mm
Curved sapphire crystal
See-through sapphire crystal case-back
Crown adorned with an “M”
Engraved on the movement side of the case with "1 of 1"

Red fumé with sunburst pattern
Leaf-shaped hour and minute hands with white finish

Hand-wound HMC 327 Manufacture calibre
Dimensions: 32.0 mm or 14 ¼ lignes, height: 4.5 mm  
Frequency: 18,000 vib/h
29 jewels
Power reserve: minimum 3 days
Moser teeth for all wheels and pinions
Original Straumann Hairspring® with stabilised Breguet overcoil
Red balance bridge

Hours and minutes
Power reserve indicator on movement side

Hand-stitched black alligator strap, lined with red leather
18-carat white gold pin buckle engraved with the Moser logo.  

Venturer Concept Only Watch, ref. 2327-0212, white gold model, red fumé dial, black alligator strap

H. Moser & Cie. was created by Heinrich Moser in 1828. Based in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, it currently employs 50 people, has eight of its own calibres and produces 1,200 watches per annum. 

H. Moser & Cie. manufactures parts such as regulating organs and balance-springs, which are used for its own production as well as to supply its partner companies. 

H. Moser & Cie. is honoured to have a Moser family member with the company as Honorary Chairman and President of the Heinrich and Henri Moser Foundation. The aim of the Moser Foundation, created by one of Heinrich Moser’s descendants, is to keep the family history alive and seek out antique pieces for the Moser Museum, located in Charlottenfels Manor, Heinrich Moser’s family home. 

With its substantial watchmaking expertise and highly acclaimed experience in the sector, MELB Holding holds shares in H. Moser & Cie. and Hautlence. MELB Holding is an independent family group, based in the heart of the legendary Vallée de Joux.

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