Ready for the jump?
The day has arrived when H. Moser & Cie. shows off its favourite feature of the perpetual calendar movement: the date jump.
Amateurs and collectors alike can agree that the date function in most watches usually leaves much to be desired. Most often, it’s small in proportion to the dial, fragile to use, and can only be set forwards. At the brand’s revival in 2005, the boundary-pushers at the Moser manufacture jumped at the opportunity to create something that would not only address these issues but revolutionize the perpetual calendar movement entirely.
Spoiler alert: they succeeded – and happened to also win the most prestigious prize in the watchmaking industry for it: the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix (GPHG-Grand Prix de L’Horlogerie de Genève).
Fast forward to today and the brand’s signature movement has stood the test of time: Not only does it arguably boast one of the largest date displays on the market, but the date changes instantaneously at midnight - unlike standard date displays which advance gradually between 9:00 PM and 3.00 AM. On top of that, the oversized date is regulated by an innovative central wheel that allows the changing of the date at any time, forward or backward without any risk of damaging the movement as is usually the case with conventional calendar mechanisms.
Most perpetual calendars are so fragile they make you want to jump ship – this perpetual calendar does the jumping for you