The Swiss Alp Watch Minute Retrograde pairs the rectangular case of the Swiss Alp Watch with the highly technical movement from its sister brand HAUTLENCE, H. Moser & Cie. has created a delightful surprise which combines tradition with modernity.
Case: dimensions 48.0 x 42.1 mm, height: 18.3 mm
Movement: HAUTLENCE HL2.0 automatic Manufacture calibre. dimensions: 37.8 x 33.2 mm, height: 12.4 mm
Frequency: 18,000 vib/h
Power reserve: 45 hours
Hours displayed with a 12-link chain and hinged pallet system, controlled by a speed regulator which rotates 48 times with each passing hour
Mobile form movement, with a regulating organ which completes one 60° rotation each hour
Off-centre rotor, oscillating weight made from 18-carat white gold
2 barrels: going train barrel and complication barrel
Original Straumann Hairspring®
Half-trailing hours system displayed by a chain at 11 o’clock
Power reserve indicator
Window revealing the mechanism
White lacquered minute dial
See-through sapphire crystal case-back and sapphire crystal on the side of the case
Engraved as a limited edition
Featuring a white lacquered minute dial, the Swiss Alp Watch Minute Retrograde has a black alligator leather strap with a carbon-effect finish or beige kudu leather strap and a white gold folding clasp to match its white gold case.
In January 2016, H. Moser & Cie. joined the smartwatch debate, causing a stir with its Swiss Alp Watch, a fully mechanical Swiss Made model with a contemporary design. The message from the Schaffhausen-based Manufacture was clear: “We’re not straying; we’re remaining true to the tradition of mechanical watchmaking; that’s what we do, and we do it well”. The Swiss Alp Watch stands against the tide of smart watches, as a symbol of traditional Swiss watchmaking. The Swiss Alp Watch Minute Retrograde features all the attributes one would expect in a timepiece made in the Haute Horlogerie tradition: the piece features a lacquered white minute dial and a flame-blued retrograde hand. Its rectangular case is spectacular with its rounded corners and three 3D sapphire crystals adorning the top and sides.