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Moser & Cie Nomad Dual Time

by Philip Kaspar
29 June, 2013
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Philip is widely travelled and has worked as a freelance journalist covering several topics including fashion, travel and watches. He also spent five years in the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry in La Chaux de Fonds. Philip reports on all the latest watch news and is our WatchCrime reporter.

H. Moser & Cie Nomad Dual Time

Released by the House of Moser at Baselworld 2013, the Nomad is a new model said to inspire us to travel and to dream. The watch features two time zones, the elegantly refined with excellent readability.

Within the Moser case, the Moser HMC 346 automatic movement drives the Nomad model. On the dial, appliqu̩ indexes mark the passage of time. In addition to the hour and minute hands, a delicately faceted third hand Рsmaller and in red Рindicates the hour in the second time zone. Adjustable in one-hour increments at any time of day, this coloured hand may also be hidden under the hour hand if the watch owner does not need the dual time zone function.

With this creation, H. Moser & Cie. opted for simplicity: simplicity in terms of aesthetics, and also the mechanism, enabling adjustment of the second time zone hour. Thanks to the patented Double Pull Crown system, the adjustment may be made using the crown, without any risk of inadvertently stopping the watch or altering the primary time.

There is an AM-PM indicator at 12 o’clock. Linked to the wearer’s primary time zone, this indicator changes from white to black in a fraction of a second, at precisely 12 noon, and then from black to white at midnight, thanks to a spring that stores up energy for approximately eight hours, without affecting the rate at which the watch runs.

Moser & Cie Nomad

Off-centre at six o’clock is a sub-dial framing the seconds hand, reminiscent of the look of traditional pocket watches. The direct-drive hand on this dial marches steadfastly through the seconds to mark the passage of time.

The transparent case-back reveals the in-house manufactured automatic calibre HMC 346, one of the largest on the market with a diameter of 34 mm. The movement provides a 72 hour power reserve. The watch comes on a strap made from hand-stitched alligator, brown for the rose gold model, and black for the platinum version. It is equipped with a pin buckle for absolute comfort.

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Philip is widely travelled and has worked as a freelance journalist covering several topics including fashion, travel and watches. He also spent five years in the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry in La Chaux de Fonds. Philip reports on all the latest watch news and is our WatchCrime reporter.

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