It’s been a pretty busy year for boutique Swiss watchmaker H. Moser & Cie, from the introduction of several new models at this year’s SIHH, right through to the arresting Pioneer Dual Window Perpetual Calendar, which was unveiled just a few short months ago.
The eccentric Swiss marque isn’t done with the 2019 new releases, however, as they’ve just dropped this – the stunning H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept Aventurine.
Based on the underpinnings of the original Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept, the new timepiece’s Aventurine dial is quite stunning and, according to Moser, is meant to pay tribute to the stars that shroud the moon above us in the night sky.
As with previous examples of the Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept, the case measures a well-judged 42mm and 13.1mm thick, and is available in a choice of two different materials: 18k 5N red gold or stainless steel.
Inside the beautifully polished case you’ll find Moser’s in-house Calibre HMC 801, a manual-winding movement that offers customers a bevy of great features including moonphase complication, no less than seven days of power reserve thanks to Moser’s interchangeable escapement, original Straumann Hairspring, 28 jewels and an operating frequency of 18,000 vibrations per hour.
In addition, owners of this timepiece will be able to view the impressively hand-finished in-house movement, thanks to the case being sandwiched in sapphire crystal.
The Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept Aventurine is paired with a black or midnight blue alligator leather band that benefits from hand-stitched accents and either an 18k 5N red gold or stainless steel pin buckle, both of which are finished with Moser’s logo.
Both 18k 5N red gold and stainless steel variants of this watch well and truly lived up to Moser’s “Very Rare” moniker, as just 50 examples of each will be produced.
And, as is to be expected of timepieces of this nature, they are not inexpensive items, with the steel model, ref. 1801-1201, costing $55,300 AUD, and the solid 18k 5N red gold example, ref. 1801-0402, commanding an Aussie price tag of $63,300.
However, for that price you are getting one of the nicer dials currently on sale at any price point, from a watchmaker that is famed for making some of the most arresting dials in the horological industry.