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Puristic three-hand watchThe H. Moser & Cie MONARD MARRONE

There has also been a Mediterranean addition to the MONARD family. Alongside the MAYU MARRONE, introduced last year and already very successful in its own right, the slightly larger MONARD MARRONE with a brown dial is now also available. Joie de vivre, elegance and understatement are combined in a distinctly puristic three-hand watch.

In typical Moser fashion, the brown tones of the dials are nuanced in accordance with the case material. On the one hand through the distinctive ground pattern of the lustrous chestnut brown dial, which harmonizes perfectly with the warm golden tone of the rose gold case. And on the other hand with a pronounced dark brown tone in the white gold version. The watch is thus imparted with a radiance which emphasizes the cooler white case to great effect. The hour appliques markers are in the same colour as the respective case and are given a diamond-polished finish. Hands executed in the same colour exhibit the typical Moser three-dimensional form with a bright-polished eye of the hand.

The distinctive feature of a three-hand watch is its outstanding readability, which is not impaired by any other element of the display. Additionally, the elegant dial is otherwise animated by only a single, large centre seconds hand, with the help of which the watch can be set accurately to the second. True to tradition, the minute hand extends precisely as far as the outer end of the minute appliques markers. No movement-retaining ring detracts from this perfect composition between the case and the inhouse movement that is used only by Moser. This is exclusivity in its purest form. The MOSER cal. HMC343 movement is a 7-day hand-wound movement with a diameter of 34 mm and a Moser tooth system optimized for high efficiency in the entire wheel train.

Two large spring barrels arranged one behind the other provide a power reserve of more than 170 hours, enabling the watch to indicate the time reliably for more than seven days even without being wound. A power reserve display on the back of the movement is visible through the sapphire crystal window in the case back. With an external diameter of 40.8 mm, it has a size which corresponds perfectly to current needs. Moser-specific case sides, known as freely formed lateral surfaces, make the three-part case readily identifiable by a connoisseur. Complemented by a crown with a stylized “M”. The harmonious coordination of satin-finished and polished case surfaces assures unobtrusive elegance.

The use of true bevel wheels in the winding system guarantees gentle, low-wear operation – a worldwide rarity in wristwatches. The arrangement of the fourth and third wheels beneath a common wheel-train bridge is typically Moser. This feature is already evident in the Moser pocket watches of the 19th century. The same is true of the engraved company seal, a symbol for the quality and authenticity of all genuine Moser watches that has been in use for 185 years. Chamfered and polished edges, a sun pattern ground fi nish on the plate and bridges, together with the historic Moser ground stripes, serve to emphasize the intrinsic value of this movement that is visible through the sapphire crystal back. It goes without saying, of course, that this watch incorporates the typical interchangeability of the Moser escapement with its gold pallet fork, gold escapement wheel and Straumann hairspring.