After an intriguing teaser promising its first smart watch, H. Moser & Cie. unveils the Perpetual Calendar Funky Blue with a bright blue fumé dial, its idea of a mechanical smart watch.
A few weeks ago H. Moser & Cie. released a teaser for its upcoming smartwatch; I was sceptical of the teaser, which is why it wasn’t published here. And as it turns out the watch in question is not the sort of smart watch the whole world is talking about. Instead the “smart watch” is the Endeavour Perpetual Calendar in a new, “funky blue” guise. According to H. Moser’s droll announcement, its watches offer “a clean interface, state-of-the-art ergonomics, ingenious functions and long power autonomy.” And the new Perpetual Calendar Funky Blue “both looks smart and is in fact very clever… the original smart watch.” And the announcement was accompanied by this droll video: The Funky Blue is fitted with a blue fumé dial, featuring a graduated colour that darkens towards the edges. This blue fumé finish was originally found on a series of Mayu prototypes that eventually made it into production as a special edition for Chronopassion, a Parisian retailer.
Mechanically the Funky Blue remains the same hand-wound, seven day power reserve calibre that is impressive for its engineering. Originally developed by AHCI member Andreas Strehler for H. Moser, the perpetual calendar is probably H. Moser’s most ingenious complication.
The calendar mechanism is instantaneous, and can be set backwards and forwards at any time. And like the other top of the line Moser movements this is equipped with an interchangeable escapement.
The case is white gold and 40.8 mm in diameter. It will cost US$60,000.Back to top.
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