Flash News: H. Moser & Cie Venturer Small Seconds White Gold Models
By Thierry Ané on March 19, 2015
A timepiece does not need sophisticated complications to be stunning! H. Moser & Cie’s “Venturer Small Seconds” is the perfect example of this assertion: every detail of this time-only model is so carefully designed that every connoisseur will immediately acknowledge the true Haute Horlogerie status of this timeless model.
From the smooth lines and harmonious proportions of the perfectly polished 39 x 12.5 mm case to the refined leaf-shaped hours and minutes hands, from the simplicity of the baton-shaped hour markers to the gently curved shape of the dial and sapphire crystal, every aspect of this classical creation seems carefully considered.
The in-house manually-wound HMC 327 calibre featuring a silicon escape wheel and lever, a balance wheel with gold screws, and an in-house Straumann hairspring with a hand-applied Breguet overcoil is another horological feast that can be admired through the sapphire crystal on the back of this model.
Initially presented in red gold with three dial variations that you can (re)discover in my live picture-packed articleWatches: H. Moser & Cie Venturer Small Seconds Collection (+live pics), this beautiful watch had no white gold renditions apart from the limited model created for Bucherer.
This year, the brand fills this gap by unveiling two equally eye-catching white gold versions, each featuring something entirely new!
The first model showcases one of the brand’s signature decorative traits: a fumé dial with sunburst effect. For the first time, however, this type of dial is executed in a magnificent slate grey colour and paired with a black alligator strap with a special carbon-like treatment.
The other white gold “Venturer Small Seconds” offers a neo-vintage look with the use of a white lacquered dial featuring black Roman numerals (a first for H. Moser & Cie) and flame-blued leaf-shaped steel hands. With the usual attention to details that characterises this high-end brand, a metal circle has been added to the outer edge of the dial to enhance the curvature of the dial.
Both versions are equally elegant and interesting for different aesthetic reasons: selecting a favourite seems like an impossible task! With a price tag of CHF 18,500 these two watches also offer an excellent value for money and should definitely be on the short list of anyone in search of a timeless understated wristwatch with an impeccable Fine Watchmaking pedigree…
For more information about this new timepiece:
• please visit the H. Moser & Cie web site,
• click on the watch’s technical form below,
• visit Watch Agora after the Basel fair for our in-depth presentations of all the new timepieces with a glut of live pictures and videos!