With nearly two centuries of success under its belt, H. Moser & Cie has a rich heritage to draw upon. In honour of its own distinguished legacy, the Swiss brand has released the Heritage Tourbillon Funky Blue. However, don’t take the word “heritage” to mean this exceptional timepiece doesn’t drip with modern allure. Delivering classical features within an irreverent paradigm, the model is a veritable jaw-dropper in just about every conceivable way. Naturally, that extends to its formidable AUD$79,000 price tag.
Employing early 20th-century design accents, the Heritage Tourbillon Funky Blue features round shapes and a steel case with tapered lugs and a notched crown. That’s joined by a striking dial face of electric blue, which hosts luminous sword-shaped hands and appliqué numerals. Through a skeletonised window on the dial, one can see the glorious mechanisms therein, including a tourbillon complication.
To simplify service, the tourbillon is an interchangeable module. It was assembled separately to the HMC 804 Automatic Manufacture movement, and then implemented by way of a “plug and play” system.
In addition to the skeletonised dial display, the Heritage Tourbillon Funky Blue bares its soul through a transparent window of sapphire crystal on the caseback. Coming in to seal the deal is a premium strap of raw leather with white stitching. It’s but the finishing touch on this brilliant timepiece, which deftly walks the line between bold experimentalism and traditional sophistication.