H. Moser & Cie Present Swiss Icons “Frankenstein” Homage Watch
Sometimes, a unique watch comes along so strange and so bizarre that we’re as amused by it’s existence just as equally as we are frustrated by the fact it’s a one-off. This is one such watch.
Haute horologists and ultra-luxury shitstirrers H. Moser & Cie are no strangers to taking a swing at their own industry (who could forget their Swiss Alp Watch, which lampooned the industry’s refusal to adapt to the advent of the Apple Watch), but this is the first time they’ve directly taken aim at their very own.
Whether pisstake or pastiche, this is an impressive watch. With the Pepsi-bezel colour scheme of a Rolex on the bezel of an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, an Hublot-esque case, Patek Phillipe dial with a Girard-Perregaux bridge, Panerai numerals and crown-guard and, to top it off, a logo akin to an IWC, the inspirations are obvious and deliberate. As the name would have you imagine, like Frankenstein’s monster, they’ve pieced together each element and, surprisingly, it works rather well.
Inside the case sits an in-house manufactured HMC 804 movement with a uni-directional red gold self-winding mechanism. It’s set to be auctioned (no doubt for a VERY pretty penny) after SIHH 2018, with the proceeds going to a special fund for apprentice watchmakers, to help safeguard expertise in the industry.