H. Moser & Cie. Heritage Bronze “ Since 1828 ” Limited Edition

H. Moser & Cie., Heritage Bronze “Since 1828” Limited Edition

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A watch with the name H. Moser & Cie on the dial? Perhaps a shocking concept, but take a closer look at the Heritage Bronze “Since 1828” Limited Edition dial. Later on, I’ll expand on that… The H. Moser & Cie. Heritage collection is proof that past and present can coexist in the same timepiece, which explains the badge. The Heritage Bronze “Since 1828” capsule collection joins the current collection, which includes the Perpetual Calendar, Tourbillon, Dual Time, and Centre Seconds, as the Schaffhausen manufacture aims to connect clients with its history on a deeper level.

Despite being entirely Swiss, H. Moser & Cie. had a strong presence in Russia during its early years. The Heritage Bronze “Since 1828” was inspired by this specific time period. Heinrich Moser plied his trade in Saint Petersburg, Russia, where he established himself as the resident watch specialist for Russian aristocrats before establishing his eponymous watch manufacture. In 1828, he established H. Moser & Cie., beginning with the construction of a manufacturing facility. In the early years, the brand name did occasionally appear in Cyrillic script, as it does here.

H. Moser & Cie., Heritage Bronze “Since 1828” Limited Edition Cyrillic branding

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We expected the use of bronze to polarize opinions among potential customers, but we were wrong, as the watch is reportedly sold out. Nonetheless, because it tells an interesting story and marks a turning point for the brand, this story is included in the Festive 2021 issue. Over time, the warm lustrous sheen of newly forged bronze will develop a lovely patina, adding to the watches’ individuality and uniqueness for all lucky owners.

On the dial, which is Blackor fumé with Globolight numerals, there are contemporary touches. The unique proprietary luminescent material combines Super-LumiNova with a three-dimensional ceramic appliqué that can take on any shape and color the manufacturer desires. The Heritage Bronze “Since 1828” is limited to 50 pieces and is powered by an HMC 200 automatic movement with Moser’s famous double stripes. Precision Engineering AG, a sister company of H. Moser & Cie., built the regulating organ for it.