H. Moser & Cie recently launched a new variant to their distinctive minimalist perpetual calendar in the form of the new limited edition Perpetual Calendar Purity Cosmic Green. It was an embargoed piece that they were showing it at the SIHH 2018, so we had the opportunity to see it in Geneva.
This new 42mm white gold Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Purity has a distinctive dial colour that made its first appearance on the Venturer Small Seconds XL, with the fumé Cosmic Green in a sunburst pattern.
This ‘pure’ Perpetual Calendar is characterised by its simplicity. So, how do you read it? The big date is, as we are often accustomed to, is at 3 o’clock, and instantaneously jumps at midnight. A small sub seconds is at 6 o’clock, and the indicator at 9 o’clock is the power reserve. Then we have that very short/ small hand that you can see with the regular-sized arrow – this is the month indicator. Twelve months, twelve markers for the hours to be used.
Rather than have the four year cycle on the front, it is on the back. That small star-shaped wheel visible through the case back is the leap year indicator, with the black segment indicating the leap year.
Driving this new watch is is the in-house Calibre HMC 800, the same movement that was used for the Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Purity, with a seven day power reserve.
As with the Moser Concept watches, there is no visible logo or brand name on this new piece’s dial. However, with its Cosmic Green fumé dial, hands and layout, it is still immediately recognisable as being from H.Moser & Cie. That the brand managed to basically create a easily identifiable look ‘overnight’, as it were, for a dress watch, is a remarkable design achievement.
Coming on the Moser kudu leather strap with a matching solid white gold folding clasp, this limited model (50 pieces) has an RRP for 54,000 CHF.