The new H. Moser & Cie. Venturer Collection is dedicated to Heinrich Moser, the founder of the brand which established it in 1828 in the Russian city of St. Petersburg where he attracted the patronage of the Imperial Court. He then moved back to Schaffhausen, his birth town, in 1848.
The first model of the Venturer Collection is the Venturer Small Seconds, a BaselWorld 2014 preview which shows design elements from traditional pocket watches mixed with details reminding the Bauhaus era of the 1920s and convex forms of the 1960s.
A larger than usual bezel opening reveals the convex profile of the dial, well harmonized with the perfectly refined case and the curved sapphire crystal.
Three model variations are available:
- reference 2327-0401 with a red gold fumé dial;
- reference 2327-0402 with an ardoise dial.
They all share a three-part red gold case with a diameter of 39 mm and a height of 12.5 mm. The screw-in crown is adorned with the signature “M”.
The Venturer Collection adopts a new in-house manufacture movement beating at 18,000 vibrations per hour, the Calibre HMC 327. This movement is characterized by Moser traditional watchmaking finishing, a minimum power reserve of three days indicated on the movement side, and a hacking seconds function. The balance wheel includes gold screws facilitating precise poising of the balance.
Measuring 32 mm in diameter, the Calibre HMC 327 is optimally sized to suit the 39.2 mm case of the new H. Moser & Cie. Venturer Small Seconds.