Swiss luxury watch manufacturer H. Moser & Cie. is paying tribute to the pivotal period in its founder Heinrich Moser’s career — when he became one of the preeminent watchmakers in Russia — with the Heritage Bronze “Since 1828” limited edition.
Launched during Dubai Watch Week this year, H. Moser & Cie. released the timepiece as a tribute to the brand’s rich heritage, which dates back almost 200 years.
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Inspired by pocket watches that were transformed into wristwatches in the early 1920s using fine attachments, the timepiece has a fumé dial garnished with a Cyrillic logo, a feature that was used in some of Heinrich Moser’s first creations after the inception of the Manufacture in 1828.
For the case of this model (and a first for the brand), bronze, a material that changes over time, will patina with age, making each Heritage Bronze “Since 1828” piece entirely unique. It also showcases a rounded design with classic touches, a case that features tapered lugs and a large notched crown, and it’s finished with a railway minute track in white, while the sword-shaped hands are accentuated with Super-LumiNova for a modern look. The distinctive three-dimensional appliqué numerals use Globolight, an innovative ceramic-based material that can assume any shape and any color, and which contains Super-LumiNova.
Powered by the HMC 200 movement, which is visible behind the sapphire case-back, this caliber is entirely designed, developed and produced in-house. It is equipped with a regulating organ manufactured by H. Moser & Cie.’s sister company, Precision Engineering AG, and adorned with the distinctive Moser double stripes; the HMC 200 caliber offers a minimum power reserve of three days.
Limited to 50 pieces, the Heritage Bronze “Since 1828” will retail for $19,700 and is available exclusively online at the brands’ e-commerce site and at Middle East retailer Seddiqi boutique, a longtime partner of the brand.