H. Moser & Cie. welcomes a new member, the Big Date model to their Venturer family. Featuring the Flash Calendar, the new model’s design is perfectly in tune with the characteristics which have ensured the success of the Venturer collection: uncluttered lines, a curved profile with a convex sapphire crystal, an extremely refined bezel that opens up the dial completely and the off-centre small seconds at 6 o’clock, in reference to the aesthetic of antique pocket watches.
It is one of the largest and easiest to read date displays available; and its movement, as with all the company’s date models, is equipped with the Flash Calendar mechanism. This system has two major advantages: the instantaneous date jump at midnight, and the option to adjust the date forward or backward at any time without restriction.
Another remarkable technical feature is that it is possible to make manual adjustments to the date using the crown at any time, even if the date is in the process of changing, without any risk of damaging the movement. This is achieved with the complex clutch mechanism which isolates, and thereby protects, the date adjustment system. The desire for rigour and accuracy led the watchmakers at H. Moser & Cie. to design the Double Pull Crown mechanism, also found on the Venturer Big Date: there is therefore no risk of making changes to the date when the time is being set as it is necessary to pull out the crown, briefly release it, and then pull it out a second time to adjust the time on the watch.
|Reference 2100-0400, Venturer Big Date, red gold model, argenté dial, brown strap|
Thanks to its uncluttered lines, the Venturer Big Date retains all the elegance of the Venturer family in this 41.5mm case. The dial, available in an argenté version or in sumptuous red-gold fumé, is revealed under the convex crystal and emphasised by the bezel, which has been stripped down to only the essentials. At 3 o’clock, a window opens onto a very big date, the secret behind which is two overlaid discs: the upper disc bears the numerals 1 to 15, whilst the second disc has the numbers 16 to 31. This ingenious system also guarantees that each numeral is perfectly centred when displayed in the date window.
|Reference 2100-0401, Venturer Big Date, red gold model, red-gold fumé dial, brown strap|
Developed especially for the Venturer collection, the hand-wound calibre HMC 100 correlates with the watch family’s design, with a streamlined construction, understated decoration and engraving which all perfectly complement the purity of the Venturer dial. Visible through the sapphire case-back, the double barrel of this movement means the Venturer Big Date has a power reserve of at least 7 days. Isochronism and accuracy are also guaranteed by the Moser interchangeable modular escapement, produced in-house with an original Straumann Hairspring® that has a Breguet overcoil.
Model: Venturer Big Date
Reference: 2100-0400, red gold model, argenté dial, brown strap
Reference: 2100-0401, red gold model, red-gold fumé dial, brown strap
18-carat red gold, three-part
Diameter: 41.5 mm, height: 14.5 mm
Curved sapphire crystal
See-through sapphire crystal case-back
Crown adorned with an “M”
Argenté or red-gold fumé with sunburst pattern
Red-gold applique indices
In-house hand-wound calibre HMC 100
Diameter: 34.0 mm or 15 lignes
Height: 6.3 mm
Frequency: 18,000 Vib/h
Double Pull Crown mechanism
Power reserve: minimum 7 days
Moser teeth for all wheels and pinions
Interchangeable Moser escapement
Original Straumann Hairspring® with stabilised Breguet overcoil
Gold escapement wheel and pallet fork
Movement and components hand-finished and decorated
Hours and minutes
Small seconds at 6 o’clock
Big date with Flash Calendar system
Power reserve indicator on movement side
Hand-stitched brown alligator leather
18-carat solid red gold pin buckle engraved with the Moser logo