2021 H.Moser & Cie Dual Time Heritage

by Chamath Gamage
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H. MOSER & CIE’s passion and thirst for discovery have led them to unveil their first dual-time watch; the Heritage Dual Time. A watch made for travellers and those with an adventurous spirit, the Heritage Dual Time is however no ordinary travellers companion. 

Design:

It’s safe to say, H. MOSER & CIE’s design for this latest piece takes on the shape of being refined while having just the right curves to give that classy and luxurious appeal. The Heritage Dual time features a 42mm steel case in which the design has been inspired by Moser pocket watches and early 20th-century models. The case features slim tapered lugs and a large notched crown which will provide easy adjustability. The steel case certainly has its shine, and when under the light will make it stand out quite nicely. 

What makes this piece stand out from other dual time models is H. MOSER & CIE’s specialty; fumé dials. The Heritage Dual Time has been given a brand-new Burgundy fumé dial, which also has the brand’s logo in transparent lacquer. To have the maximum impact with contrast, H. MOSER & CIE have done the railway style minute track in white, while the sword-shaped hands have been coated in white Super-LumiNova. The hour markers have a three-dimensional appearance thanks to Globolight®, which is a ceramic-based material that can assume any given shape. 

The hour indices have also been coated in white Super-LumiNova. Overall against the Burgundy fumé dial, the appearance of the markers and hands is vivid and clearly stands out from some distance. Not only that, but that fumé dial is just stunning to look at! 

Movement:

The movement used inside is H. MOSER & CIE’s brand new HMC 809 self-winding calibre. The Dual Time function that’s equipped on the HMC 809 calibre movement has been completed designed and developed on the brand’s self-winding Manufacture calibre movement. The grey hand that’s shown in the dial shows the second time zone. 

H. MOSER & CIE is known for their minimalistic designs in their timepieces, and the Heritage Dual Time is no different. The second timezone grey hand has been done in this colour so it’s more subtle compared to the main hands. The dual time hand can also be hidden behind the main hour’s hand when not in use! In another case of minimalism, the date has replaced the 6 o’clock hour marker, which blends it in overall with the rest of the hour indices. 

The HMC 809 calibre has a hefty three-day power reserve. A feature of this movement is that the oscillating weight transfers the energy to the barrel via a bi-directional pawl winding system which reduces the time that’s required to fully wind the watch. 

The Heritage Dual time comes available in a grey kudu leather strap, which matches nicely with the case and takes no attention away from the dial. With this latest creation, H. MOSER & CIE said it best with “the Heritage Dual Time model represents H. Moser & Cie. to perfection: a modern manufacture with a rich history dating back almost 200 years”.

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