H. Moser Perpetual Moon

An elegant watch with an exceptionally accurate moon phase display…

For whatever reason this is the first I have written about Swiss watch brand H. Moser & Cie. on the blog.  Perhaps because its PR efforts are about as understated as its watches.  But for those of us who like the sophisticated, understated look, H. Moser is definitely a brand to keep in mind.  While relatively obscure , the brand is known amongst watch collectors for its exceptionally graceful watch designs and well finished movements, as well as its commitment to post-purchase service.  Prices for its watches start at around $10,000 and go up from there.

This year at Baselworld, H. Moser introduced two new models.  The one I am sharing with you here is the H. Moser Perpetual Moon.  This watch features a moon phase display which deviates only by a single day after more than 1,000 years.

H. Moser Perpetual Moon

40.8 mm case in platinum or red gold, dark blue fumé dial

The complicated gear train of the Perpetual Moon watch translates the interval of time that it takes the moon to orbit the earth so precisely that the resulting deviation is only 0.23 seconds per day. Or a whole day after 1,027.30 years.  In order to achieve the extraordinarily high display accuracy, the moon disc must be securely attached to the hour indicator and run with it continuously.  Here is a slightly closer look at each variation:


Rose Gold

I also have here a nice video which will give you a better feel for the brand’s style.  Learn more at http://www.h-moser.com/.

  • BrandScottK

    Nice to see HMC get some props. These are strong examples of the quality of their work. The caramel band on the RG is very unique, yet I can’t help but prefer the platinum version from these pics.

  • James

    Simple and beautiful.

  • Alain

    This watch is so lovely… I had the rare pleasure of trying on a Monard several years ago and it was instant love. The fit and finish of the watch blew my mind and I knew that I had found a new personal grail. In this generation of busy-looking, massive 48mm watches, the understated, timeless look of Moser truly warms my heart. Thank you for posting this, as I think this brand is one of the truly under-appreciated gems in the watch world.

  • Ferris

    I.m.h.o. H. Moser & Cie. is definitively the only one brand which is comparable to Patek Philippe from the quailty point of view. It is under-appreciated only because their staff prefer to invest their financial capital into highest quality instead of various marketing events. It should be considered that this brand was re-launched in 2005 and in 2006 it has won the price of the city of Geneva with its perpetual calendar. The second place belonged to…. Patek Philippe.

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