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Moser’s Heart Has a Tale to Tell

For the curious, the adventurous, the maverick or the genius– Moser Maths stories take you behind the curtain into the heart of H.Moser’s magic.

For the curious, the adventurous, the maverick or the genius– Moser Maths stories take you behind the curtain into the heart of H.Moser’s magic.  

Can you give a Moser a heart transplant?  And what’s at the heart of a Moser anyway?  

Before we page Dr. House for a complex anatomy lesson, let’s put this question into context.  The ‘heart’ of our watches is called the escapement– a clever mechanism that converts energy into time frequency, beating between 18,000– 21,600 VpH (vibrations per hour). That’s around 5 times faster than a human heartbeat…  and just like a heartbeat, this movement is exquisitely finely-tuned and must remain so– or all other systems will be thrown out of balance.  

In construction, it’s also a surgeon’s dream: sleek, efficient and easily serviceable.  We have created a unique plug-and-play technology, allowing our workshop to remove the escapement whole and replace it if necessary.  So there’s no need to scrub up… or perform any complicated dissection. Here’s how it works…

The modular escapement is a unique Moser feature, included in nearly all of our movements.  You’ll know by now that Moser is very rare– but did you know that it’s one of only a select few manufactures that produces its own regulating ‘organs’ – including our in-house designed hairsprings? This distinctive, self-contained and beautifully harmonised feature can be replaced in one piece if necessary.  But unlike the surgeon, our watchmaker doesn’t just perform a simple ‘transplant’.

Instead, swapping the escapement allows for easier, swifter servicing of the original module– with as little disruption to the owner as possible.  Here, we should really move from the surgeon’s theatre to the mechanic’s garage.

Imagine bringing your car into the shop for repair, and instead of being stranded (bereft without your beloved customised A7 for weeks on end), while the eight burly men burrow around under the chassis– this happens:  the mechanic simply removes the engine entirely, rapidly dismantles and tunes up all necessary parts, performs any repairs needed– before reassembling your beautiful masterpiece of an engine equally rapidly and popping it back into place.  And after this little magic show? Before you can say ‘modular escapement’, you’re speeding along the Cote D’Azur once more.


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