The Monard collection is to be enriched in 2013 by 2 new versions. Giving a place of honour to rose gold and white gold, together with new dials, the H. Moser & Cie. watchmakers are adding diversity to this colourful collection, and bringing out the full glory of this model, which bears the name of one of Moser’s master watchmakers.
A classic watch par excellence, the Monard embodies refined simplicity. Featuring three tapering leaf-shaped hands, a dial adorned with baton appliqué indexes and underlined with the Moser signature, outwardly this model is very traditional. But this very sober look conceals a high-flying in-house manufactured movement, bringing together a number of technical innovations. The hand-wound calibre 343 driving the Monard is equipped with a hacking seconds system, so that the watch time may be set accurately to the second.
Equipped with Moser teeth bevel wheels, the efficiency of this movement is optimised, ensuring a longer lifetime. Friction is also minimised, thanks to the escapement wheel and pallet fork made from solid gold, and hardened so as to obtain extremely smooth surfaces. Finally, the double barrel fitted on this watch provides a minimum power reserve of 7 days, which is displayed on an indicator visible on the movement side.
The Monard case has a total diameter of 40.8 mm, with a height of 10.85 mm. It has a three-part design. This year, two new versions will be added to the Monard collection: the white gold model, with an all-new silver-plated dial that revels in the reflections of its sun pattern decorative finish, while the emblematic Moser fumé dial adds an astounding touch to the rose gold version, transcending the classic look of the piece.
With this new palette of colours, the H. Moser & Cie. watchmakers are playing on the full range of emotions, to add to the enjoyment of collectors.
343.505-020, white gold model, silver-plated dial, black strap
343.505-022, rose gold model, fumé dial, brown strap
18-carat rose gold or white gold, three-part Diameter: 40.8 mm
Height: 10.85 mm Curved sapphire crystal
See-through sapphire crystal case back Screw-in crown adorned with an “M”
Silver-plated or fumé with sun pattern ground finish Appliqué indexes 18-carat rose gold or white gold hands
Centre direct-drive hand
In-house hand-wound calibre HMC 343 Diameter: 34 mm or 15 lignes Height: 5.80 mm Frequency: 18,000 vib/h 28 jewels
Power reserve: minimum 7 days
Moser teeth for all wheels and pinions
Interchangeable Moser escapement
Original Straumann® hairspring with stabilised Breguet overcoil
Pallet fork and escapement wheel made from gold
Movement and components hand-finished and decorated
Hour and minute
Centre seconds hand
Power reserve indicator on movement side
Hand-stitched brown or black alligator Solid 18-carat rose gold or white gold buckle, with engraved Moser logo