When Two Legends Meet: Rolls-Royce and H. Moser & Cie

06/22/2016
Melvyn Teillol-Foo

Some meetings seem inevitable. For example, the day that Rolls-Royce spent with H. Moser & Cie. These two prestigious firms share many of their values: more than a century of history, timeless elegance, iconic models, and cutting edge technology which embraces tradition and expertise.

Rolls Royce Enthusiasts at Charlottenfels with Moser & Cie

Rolls Royce Enthusiasts at Charlottenfels with Moser & Cie

On May 7th, members of the Swiss Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club discovered the world of H. Moser & Cie.; works of art on four wheels met those driven by them.

Charlottenfels

During their annual general meeting, 90 members of the Swiss Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club stopped in at Schaffhausen to meet fellow admirers of mechanical treasures and lovers of fine craftsmanship. They were welcomed at Charlottenfels, Heinrich Moser’s family home. It now houses the Moser Family Museum, where they were able to trace the exceptional career of the brand’s founder, and admire some of his creations.

Moser & Cie Venturer watch

Moser & Cie Venturer watch

They were then introduced to the brand’s very latest creations: three limited edition pieces created by H. Moser & Cie. exclusively for members of the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club. Sporting a midnight blue fumé dial adorned with the club’s logo, the Venturer Small Seconds and Endeavour Small Seconds – available with or without a diamond-set bezel – feature many very subtle references to Rolls-Royce. These three limited editions are engraved on the back and, on the Venturer model, the movement has been designed to evoke the iconic grille of the Rolls-Royce, visible through the sapphire case back.

During this exceptional event, which highlighted two true passions, watches and cars competed to astound all those present. 35 vintage Rolls-Royce models, some dating from the pre-war years, formed a guard of honour in front of Charlottenfels, a place steeped in the history of H. Moser & Cie., a gateway between the past and present, a testimony to the excellence of those brands which have become icons.


TECHNICAL FEATURES

Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club Limited Edition, 3 limited editions of 73 pieces, models in white gold, midnight blue fumé dial, black strap:

Venturer Small Seconds, reference 2327-0204
Endeavour Small Seconds, reference 1321-0217, with diamond-set bezel
Endeavour Small Seconds, reference 1321-0216


Venturer Small Seconds, reference 2327-0204
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Case
18-carat white gold, three-part
Diameter: 39.0 mm; height: 11.9mm
Special engraving on the movement side for the 73 pieces in the series

Dial
Midnight blue fumé with sunburst pattern
Small seconds featuring the Club logo

 

Moser & Cie HMC 327 calibre movement

Moser & Cie HMC 327 calibre movement

Movement
In-house, hand-wound, mechanical HMC 327 calibre
Movement decorated with a special engraving to evoke the Rolls-Royce grille

Functions
Hours and minutes
Small seconds hand and sub-dial
Power reserve indicator on movement side

Strap
Hand-stitched black alligator
Solid 18-carat white gold pin buckle engraved with the Moser logo

 

Endeavour Small Seconds, reference 1231-0217 and 1321-0216
Endeavour Small_Seconds white gold case
Endeavour Small Seconds white gold case

Case
18-carat white gold, three-part, with or without diamond-set bezel
Diameter: 38.8 mm; height: 9.3 mm
Special engraving on the movement side for the 73 pieces in the two series

Endeavour Small Seconds white gold case with diamonds

Endeavour Small Seconds white gold case with diamonds

Dial
Midnight blue fumé with sunburst pattern
Small seconds featuring the club logo

Movement
In-house, hand-wound, mechanical HMC 321 calibre
Functions
Hours, minutes and small seconds
Power reserve indicator on movement side

Strap
Choice of blue or grey satin
Solid 18-carat white gold pin buckle engraved with the Moser logo