H. Moser & Cie. introduced an “XL” version of its Venturer Small Seconds watch, upsized to 43mm vs. 39mm of the original. Inspired by the convex shapes typical of the 1960s and the design of its historic pocket watches, the Venturer collection by H. Moser & Cie. launched in 2014 (read my comments here) and is now one of the brand’s flagship models. The new XL Small Seconds has a 43mm white gold case, and is paired with a sky-blue fumé dial and a kudu raw leather strap with green lining.
It is an elegant and, well, funky combination which evidences the the new directions of the brand these days. While staying true to its strong and admirable technical heritage, it is clear that H. Moser is not afraid to push the envelope in order to get attention. I really admire the attitude of the brand these days — the sense of youth and vibrancy that is manifested in Moser watches right now is invigorating, palpable, and wonderful!
H. Moser & Cie. Venturer Small Seconds XL “Funky Blue”
43mm x 12.6mm white gold case, manual wind HMC Cal 327, kudu strap with green lining
The thin bezel, curved dial, baton indices and tapered leaf-shaped hands — all key features of the H. Moser identity – round out the watch. But it is really the fumé, sunburst pattern dial and its electric blue color that make this watch stand out.
And there’s plenty to look at on the back side as well. Though the in-house, hand-wound HMC 327 calibre is one of the brand’s less elaborate movements, you can see this is no run-of-the-mill, mass produced caliber. It has plenty of allure thanks to its fine finishes and graceful curves.
The Venturer Small Seconds XL is priced at US$23,800.