H. Moser & Cie. Monard Date Marrone

Mediterranean elegance and joie de vivre give the Monard Date by H. Moser & Cie. a fresh new look. The popular date watch from the Schaffhausen-based watch manufacturer is now available with Moser’s characteristic brown dial.

Moser’s distinctive satin-finished and polished side surfaces, which do not form any geometric shapes, give the Monard Date case its unmistakable appearance. The three-part case measures 40.8 mm in diameter and is 10.85 mm thick. The dial gleams with a brown hue that is nuanced to suit the case material. The warm golden tones of the rose gold design harmonize perfectly with the elegant light brown colour. The cooler white gold case is set off to striking effect by a dark dial.

As in all of Moser’s date watches, the date of the Monard Date jumps forward by one day in the space of a second at midnight every day. Depending on the length of the month, the date can be adjusted as required by hand via the crown regardless of whether the movement itself is changing at the same time. This procedure is made possible by means of a complex coupling, which separates the movement from the adjustment mechanism and ensures that no part is blocked.

The large date on the lower part of the dial is formed by two rings lying one on top of the other. The upper date ring is printed with the numbers 1 to 15 and the ring beneath it with the numbers 16 to 31. Single-digit numbers are thus positioned centrally and the date is easy to read thanks to its large size.

The master watchmakers at Moser have developed the unique Double Pull Crown mechanism so that the date is not inadvertently adjusted when the time is being set. This patented system ensures that only the date adjustment position is reached when the crown is pulled out once. Only by releasing the crown briefly and then pulling it out again is the hand-setting position engaged.

The see-through sapphire glass back of the watch allows the observer to marvel at the manual-winding caliber HMC 342.502, measuring 34 mm in diameter. Two barrels ensure a power reserve of at least seven days. The accuracy of this long-running watch is assured by Moser’s characteristic interchangeable escapement module which, naturally, also features a Straumann Hairspring, produced in-house, a Breguet overcoil and a pallet fork and escapement wheel in hardened solid gold.

Movement
Hand-wound caliber HMC 342.502 with true bevel wheels
Manufactured mechanical
No movement holding ring
Diameter 34.00 mm
Height 5.80 mm
Number of jewels 28
Frequency 18’000 vibrations per hour
Power reserve of at least 7 days
Adjustment 6 positions
Double barrel
Power reserve display on the movement side
Moser tooth system in wheel train and pinions
Screwed gold mounts
Moser interchangeable escapement
Original Straumann Hairspring® with stabilized Breguet overcoil
Pallet fork and escapement wheel made of hardened solid gold

Functions
Calendar adjustable forwards and backwards at any time via the crown independently of the
movement
Double Pull Crown Mechanism,
Patented winding system with two fixed stops
Hacking second

Monard Date Marrone – Reference No. 342.502-006
Case
18ct. rose gold, three-part, round case
Graining and polished finish
Diameter 40.80 mm
Height 10.85 mm
Gold crown with «M» sign 6.00 mm
Sapphire crystal with internal antireflective coating
See-through cambered sapphire glass back

Dial & hands
Light brown dial with sun pattern ground finish with diamond polished indexes
Hours, minutes, centre seconds with three-dimensional form hands with a bright-polished eye
Big date

Strap and buckle
Hand-sewn brown alligator leather strap
Solid 18ct. rose gold buckle with Moser logo

Monard Date Marrone – Reference No. 342.502-007
Case
18ct. white gold , three-part, round case
Graining and polished finish
Diameter 40.80 mm
Height 10.85 mm
Gold crown with «M» sign 6.00 mm
Sapphire crystal with internal antireflective coating
See-through cambered sapphire glass back

Dial & hands
Dark brown dial with sun pattern ground finish with diamond polished indexes
Hours, minutes, centre seconds with three-dimensional form hands with a bright-polished eye
Big date

Strap and buckle
Hand-sewn brown alligator leather strap
Solid 18ct. white gold buckle with Moser logo

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