H. Moser & Cie from Schaffausen is producing some of the most refined and fascinating timepieces of the last few years.
The 40.8 mm case (height is 10.97 mm) is characterized by the distinctive Moser flanks with sculpted surfaces which alternate polished and satin finishes.
The new model is available rose gold (ref. 346.133-005) or platinum (ref. 346.134-003). The dial is lacquered silver-plated in the rose gold version or ardoise in the platinum one.
The new dual-time watch presented at BaselWorld 2013 makes no exception. The Nomad Dual Time features two time zone in a perfectly sober and elegant display delivering optimum readability.
In addition to the hour and minute hands, a faceted third hand - smaller and red - shows the hour in the second time zone. Adjustable in one-hour increments at any time of day, this coloured hand may be hidden under the hour hand if the watch owner does not need the dual time zone function. At 12 o'clock, an AM-PM indicator shows if it is day or night in the primary time zone changing from white to black in a fraction of a second, thanks to a spring that stores up energy for approximately eight hours, without affecting the rate at which the watch runs.
Thanks to the patented Double Pull Crown system, the adjustment may be made using the crown, without any risk of inadvertently stopping the watch or altering the primary time.
Equipped with a sapphire crystal, the transparent case-back reveals the in-house manufactured automatic calibre HMC 346, one of the largest on the market with a diameter of 34 mm, so that you may admire the oscillating rotor made from 18-carat gold adorned with the Moser company coat of arms.
The inertia of this rotor, combined with a very large barrel, provides a minimum power reserve of 72 hours. If it is worn for about eight hours a day after having stopped, it will usually regain fully-wound status within four days of wearing. The energy is transferred to the barrel by means of a pawl winding system which is consistently effective regardless of its direction of turn. A large lubricant-free ball bearing with maintenance-free ceramic bearing balls and cantilever-mounted ratchet wheel ensure very low friction.
The strap is made from hand-stitched alligator, brown for the rose gold model, and black for the platinum version. It is equipped with a pin buckle for absolute comfort.