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  • Manufacturer: H. Moser & Cie
    Year: Circa 2012
    Reference No: 341.501
    Movement No: 341.503
    Case No: No. 200, 105’850
    Model Name: Moser Perpetual 1
    Material: Palladium
    Calibre: Manual, cal. HMC 341.503, 28 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold H. Moser & Cie deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by H. Moser & Cie international guarantee dated 16 February, 2012, wooden fitted presentation box, setting pin, product literature, polish cloth and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    H. Moser & Cie was founded by Henrich Moser (1805-1874) who brought luxury items to Russia’s aristocratic elite, opening his first boutique in St. Petersburg in 1828. The Schaffhausen-based manufacturer produced a range of timepieces from time only watches to grand complications, making their own in-house movements since 1829. Following Moser’s death, the company was sold due to lack of family involvement, and was expropriated in 1918 during the October Revolution. The firm was revived in 1953 as a wristwatch manufacturer, however had financial trouble during the quartz crisis of the 1970s, and closed in 1979. In 2002, Moser’s great grandson Roger Nicholas Balsinger and Dr. Jürgen Lange formed Moser Schaffhausen, which relaunched H. Moser & Cie in 2005. Today, the brand is owned by the Meylan family as an exclusive brand known for their carefully crafted, precision in-house movements with unique features, and closely follows their motto “to manufacture in-house, and to make ingenious products”. They seek an entrepreneurial spirit that looks to the future, creating timepieces with a 21st appeal.

    The Perpetual 1 is an award winning timepiece receiving the prestigious Golden Unruh (Golden Balance) award in 2010 for technical innovation. Presented by Uhrenmagazin,
    one of Germany’s top horology magazines, readers voted for the Perpetual 1 for its unique perpetual calendar movement, and contemporary design. Unlike any other perpetual calendar movement, the details are subtle and beautifully integrated in to the mechanism. The small arrow at the center post intrigues collectors, and rather than display months of the year via the typical subsidiary dial or aperture, H. Moser & Cie uses the 12 hour markers with the arrow pointing to the correct month. The leap year indication is seen on the movement through the sapphire crystal caseback. The date window is visible at 3 o’clock alongside the crown that features a patented double pull setting mechanism allowing the wearer to set the date forwards or backwards. All calendar indications change instantaneously at midnight.

    Presented in excellent overall condition, and complete with guarantee and presentation box, H. Moser & Cie’s Perpetual 1 wristwatch is a unique and wonderful addition to any collection. This exclusive brand produces few timepieces a year with each offering a futuristic take on traditional horology.

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Ref. 341.501
A very fine and unusual palladium perpetual calendar wristwatch with power reserve, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2012
41mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
$15,000 - 30,000 
CHF14,000-28,000
€13,400-26,700
HK$117,000-234,000

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The 2021 New York Watch Auction

New York Auction 11 - 12 December 2021