The Swiss Alp Watch Concept Black marks a return by the Schaffhausen-based Manufacture to the fundamentals of traditional watchmaking, restoring the watch to its rightful place as an instrument for measuring time which sounds the hours, and not a time-wasting “smart” device displaying notifications.Its a watch with no hands which gives the time without displaying it.
So how does the watch tell the time? The complex watch uses a one-minute flying tourbillon, designed to counteract the effects of gravity on the watch’s movement, at 6 o’clock. In order to discern the time, the wearer must listen for the piece’s minute repeater function.
H. Moser & Cie reworked the case completely and kept the center of the case hollow to create sufficient space for a resonance chamber which amplify’s the sound of the hours, quarter-hours and minutes produced by the two angled gongs which give out a very pure note. Even the time setting system is discreet with adjustments made via the crown. A marking engraved on the crown allows the time to be corrected using a graduation, which only appears when the crown is pulled out, with twelve indices each representing five minutes.The workings of the movement are visible through the sapphire crystal on the reverse.
The Swiss Alp Watch Concept Black is driven by the hand-wound HMC 901 which has a power reserve of at least 87 hours.
Priced @ $350,000. For more visit H. Moser & Cie