The elite Swiss watchmaker H. Mosier & Cie has announced the release of its first tourbillion timepiece. The watch in question is Venturer Tourbillon Dual Time which is equipped with an automatic proprietary movement. The new caliber features two ingenious traits which were conceived in-house. The former of these is an escapement with a double hairspring which severely enhances punctuality and isochronism, while the latter is a special design that greatly facilitates the servicing of its tourbillion. The novel watch is enclosed in a red gold housing and will be available at the price of around $98,800 as soon as it becomes available in September.
In-House Developed Double Hairspring Escapement
The first tourbillion by the brand started by Heinrich Moser is done completely in-house and with the implementation of its major technical breakthroughs. Namely, it is the use of an escapement with a pair of balance springs which are used to eliminate the gravitational error. This type of escapement which H. Moser & Cie. introduced four years ago is fitted with Straumann Double Hairspring, named after the inventor of Nivarox material and the man on whose original ideas it was developed. This invention features an escapement which includes two balance springs with the same design. They are positioned opposite to each other in such manner to make the joint center of gravity remain at the center of the arbor the whole time. This sort of arrangement nullifies the harmful gravitational effect on the functioning of the watch and considerably improves its accuracy and isochronism. It was previously used in other models by the brand, but this is the first time it is seen in a tourbillion. Apart from being fitted with Straumann Double Hairspring, Caliber HMC 802 likewise includes Moser interchangeable tourbillion module which makes its servicing a fairly easy task.
Dual Time upon Request
Otherwise, it should be said that this completely in-house movement operates at the frequency of 21,600 vph. It includes a self-winding system and has an extensive power reserve that lasts three days. As for the functions it provides, it also has the second time display in addition to the mentioned tourbillion, as well as central hours and minutes. The second time zone display is executed via a red hand which can be seen on its dial, or elegantly hidden beneath the standard time hour hand, if the wearer does not require it at the time.
Venturer Tourbillon Dual Time is placed inside a round housing made of 18 K red gold. It features the diameter of 41.5 mm and the thickness of 14.3 mm and has its rear side made with a transparent segment in sapphire. The same material is used for its notably curved crystal. For the attachment of the watch, H. Moser & Cie. selected a brown leather strap which locks with a folding buckle made of red gold. More details about this exquisitely elegant creation from the Venturer collection are expected in September when the watch with the price tag of $98,800 hits the shops.