Category: Moser

Hands-On – Moser Endeavor 42mm Perpetual Calendar Tantalum & Steel With Blue Fume Dial

Moser Perpetual Calendar Endeavor 42mm Tantalum Steel

I can’t think of another serious watch brand—Swiss, nonetheless—of which one can genuinely—that is, without Irony—say: Fucking brilliant, mate…really taking the piss. And it is certainly elevating my foul mood to be awash in thoughts of Moser on this shit morning. This is what I turn to watches for, exactly. I aspire to be as unlike the inhabitants of Hollywood as possible. I’m a dyed-in-the-wool East Coast Aesthete, high-minded and always a little angry at the world for not being as smart as I think I am. I enjoy the illusion that I am an independent thinker, and so when I see something like this Moser Perpetual Calendar awaiting judgment on my desk, I smile knowing that this watch is not going to insult my intelligence, and that it may even challenge it.

Hands-On Zenith Defy Revival A3642, Predecessor to the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

The Skinny 37mm In-house Elite 670 auto winding movement $7000 Three Years Before The Royal Oak I asked to review this watch because it looked different and funky. That was the point of the original A3642 released in 1969, purportedly as a rally cry against the ascendant, yet aesthetically uninspired, electronic quartz watches wreaking havoc… Read more »

Hands-On Moser Streamliner Perpetual Calendar

The Skinny 42.3 mm Stainless steel case and bracelet 120m water resistance Movement – manually wound Calibre HMC-812 with perpetual calendar functions and 168 hours of power reserve Price – $54,900 PerpCals, Generally Speaking For many watch collectors, a perpetual calendar is a final destination. I know this personally, but also ethnographically as I have… Read more »

Curating the Collection Allen Pares Back to Less Than 20 Core Watches

All activity on my personal watch collection has come to a grinding halt since I bought my two Cartier Tanks toward the end of 2020. Having invested in a stereo system and guitar stuff, both of which have been important for me during COVID isolation, my watch funds have been a bit tapped. But the… Read more »

Hands-On Moser Streamliner Centre Seconds

The Skinny Diameter: 40mm Thickness: 12.25mm Movement: HMC 200 Water Resistance: 12 ATM (120m) Price: $21900 We first saw the Streamliner case in January 2020 when it housed the limited edition Flyback Chronograph. With a name inspired by the streamlined locomotives from the 30s and 40s, the design was a divergence from Moser’s normal style… Read more »

Hands-On Moser & Cie. Venturer Small Seconds Concept in Arctic Blue

The Skinny 42.8mm Solid Gold Case Manual-wind HMC 327 in-house movement $25,500 A Magical Dial Two women have gasped upon seeing this watch. A third woman said, “Whoh, let me see that,” and her husband said, “Wow, that’s really something.” Typically my watches, which are mostly steel tool affairs, don’t illicit much reaction from women… Read more »