Simply launched by H. Moser & Cie at Dubai Watch Week 2021 is the brand new Heritage Bronze “Since 1828” limited-edition watch. A nod to the model’s 200-year historical past and large success in pre-revolution Russia, the Heritage Bronze has the model emblem carried out in Cyrillic similar to the Venturer XL Stoletniy Krasniy watch from a few years in the past. I’m pretty sure that is Moser’s first bronze watch, so it will likely be fascinating to see how any patina develops on these 50 items that will probably be launched as e-commerce exclusives through Moser and Seddiqi.
The final launch from Moser was additionally in its Heritage assortment, so I think the model has observed robust demand for these vintage-style pilot watches. The Heritage Bronze comes within the aforementioned bronze case that measures 42mm-wide and 11.1mm-thick with a Blackor fumé dial just like that discovered on the very first Streamliner. Judging from the photographs, the mix of the nice and cozy bronze case and that mellow fumé dial appear made for one another, don’t they? The great wire lugs and coining on the edges of the case band add one other contact of artisanship, as nicely.
Essentially the most compelling side of the Heritage assortment has at all times been these attention-grabbing utilized Globolight numerals that glow like three-dimensional sculptures on the dial. The sword-shaped arms are additionally lumed, to not point out the proper size. Although I didn’t go hands-on with the Heritage Bronze, I’ve dealt with a number of watches on this assortment, and they’re by far among the most legible items Moser produces.
From the metal caseback (you don’t need a bronze caseback, as it could actually stain/discolor pores and skin) you possibly can see the manufacture HMC 200 motion. Moser’s go-to motion for its time-only watches, the HMC 200 is an in-house caliber that incorporates a bi-directional pawl winding system and Straumann Hairspring. It’s additionally bought the signature double-crested Moser stripes and engraved rotor carried out in tungsten. Working at 21,600 vph, the HMC 200 has a 72-hour energy reserve.
The H. Moser & Cie Heritage Bronze “Since 1828” comes on a textile strap, which is sort of becoming for this watch. I don’t suppose Moser can have an excessive amount of bother transferring the very restricted run of fifty items of the Heritage Bronze, particularly when contemplating how uncommon (even for a Moser!) the mix of a bronze case with the Cyrillic emblem is. Accessible solely on-line through Moser or Seddiqi, the Heritage Bronze “Since 1828” is priced at $19,700. You’ll be able to study extra at h-moser.com.