THE MOSER NATURE WATCH: A SYMBOLOF VULNERABILITY REFLECTING THE FRAGILITY OF OUR ECOSYSTEM. LET’S WORK TOGETHER!
At H. Moser & Cie., we had a dream, of an era where time is infinite. It passes quietly, in perfect peace. It is within everyone’s reach. We have realised this in the form of a promise, a warning to future generations: the Moser Nature Watch, a mechanical watch that is ‘green’ and living… but not eternal. Since we don’t live in Utopia, time – like the natural world impacted by our actions – is increasingly fragile and precious. Each of us must take the utmost care of it.
Today, we present the Moser Nature Watch, a symbol of our commitment to eco-friendly, sustainable development in our work within the field of watchmaking and beyond.
The Moser Nature Watch is much more than a ‘green’ mechanical watch: it is a symbol. This watch is 100% Swiss Made; it was created using plants native to Switzerland, grown in the gardens of our Schaffhausen-based Manufacture. Our entire team – watchmakers and non-watchmakers – had a hand in cultivating it. Everyone knows that the stakes are high. Carefully waiting while nature takes its course, watching over her and appreciating how bountiful she is: the Moser Nature Watch represents all this. It is a symbol of climate change, standing against the rampant consumerism which is rife among us; equipped with a mechanical movement, the Moser Nature Watch is made to last, to be passed on – like a baton in a relay race – on the sole condition that the owner knows how to take care of it.
The team at H. Moser & Cie. is driven to create “timekeepers” – in the primary and literal sense of instruments which “keep time” – not only by our passion but also by our sense of responsibility. The Moser Nature Watch is a symbol of our commitment to try to do more and do better. We have therefore been rethinking our ways of working, to take a responsible global approach in the areas of supply, manufacture and sales. Specifically, our commitments are threefold:
1) to fulfil the certification conditions of the Responsible Jewellery Council during 2019 – the process has already begun;
2) to use Fair Trade materials as often as possible – from 2019, our new collections in gold will be created using Fair Trade gold;
3) to guarantee a zero carbon footprint in manufacturing our timepieces by using more efficient methods and procedures, and by offsetting the residual footprint by buying carbon credits.
Finally, because we are aware that these initiatives have a limited impact outside our industry, and because we are convinced that education is the key to eco-friendly sustainable development, as the first vehicle for change and the ‘lever’ which will enable us, together, to ‘lift the world’, we are committing to supporting organisations spearheading ambitious educational initiatives. This is why we have decided to create a partnership with Room to Read. Room to Read is an international organisation dedicated to improving literacy and gender equality in education. The organisation works hard to ensure every child has access to education. This partnership will support various special initiatives including creating several unique timepieces and donating 10 children’s books for each visitor to the H. Moser & Cie. booth during SIHH 2019.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – MOSER NATURE WATCH
Reference 8327-1200, the first ‘green’ watch, 100% Swiss Grown and Made.
A unique piece in steel adorned with succulents, moss, mini Echeveria, cress, spiderwort and onion sets, with a dial in natural mineral stone and lichen from the Swiss Alps, and a strap made from grass.
Case – constantly growing
Steel, succulents, moss, mini Echeveria, cress, spiderwort, onion sets
Water twice a day
Diameter: 42.0 mm, height: 9.4 mm
See-through sapphire crystal case back
Crown adorned with an “M”
Dial – mineral and plant life
Natural mineral stone and lichen from the Swiss Alps
Movement – uses only renewable energy
Hand-wound HMC 327 Manufacture calibre
Dimensions: 32.0 mm or 14 ¼ lignes, height: 4.5 mm
Frequency: 18,000 Vib/h
Power reserve: minimum of 3 days
Moser teeth for all wheels and pinions
Original Straumann Hairspring®
Functions – mechanical and ecological
Displays the hours and minutes
Contributes to reducing our carbon footprint
Strap – lawn must be maintained regularly using a mini clipper
Steel buckle, engraved with the Moser logo
Moser Nature Watch, reference 8327-1200, the first living watch, 100% Swiss Grown and Made, model in steel adorned with succulents, moss, mini Echeveria, cress, spiderwort and onion sets, with a dial in natural mineral stone and lichen from the Swiss Alps, and a strap made from grass, a unique piece.
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More about H. MOSER & CIE.
H. Moser & Cie. was created by Heinrich Moser in 1828. Based in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, it currently employs around 60 people, has developed 12 in-house calibres to date and produces more than 1,500 watches per annum. H. Moser & Cie. manufactures parts such as regulating organs and balance-springs, which are used for its own production as well as to supply its partner companies. H. Moser & Cie. is honoured to have a Moser family member with the company as Honorary Chairman and President of the Heinrich and Henri Moser Foundation. The aim of the Moser Foundation, created by one of Heinrich Moser’s descendants, is to keep the family history alive and seek out antique pieces for the Moser Museum, located in Charlottenfels Manor, Heinrich Moser’s family home. With its substantial watchmaking expertise and highly acclaimed experience in the sector, MELB Holding holds shares in H. Moser & Cie. and Hautlence. MELB Holding is an independent family group, based in the heart of the legendary Vallée de Joux.