Luxury can’t be fun? Try us…

No Update Required

The Swiss Alp Final Upgrade has arrived

The final countdown to the final concept has begun… but in this case, the end is just the beginning. No software to expire, no ‘hardware’ to wear out – except the original hard-wearing mechanics of fine Swiss watchmaking that never goes out of style.

That’s right, the Swiss Alp Watch Final Upgrade is here, and it marks the last installment in our celebrated concept series which began all the way back in 2016. H. Moser & Cie. created this remarkable series with a signature touch of irony and a large helping of exquisite craftsmanship: an exploration of modern movements and style the Swiss Alp concept series has the appearance of a digital watch while concealing a 100% mechanical Haute Horlogerie heart. The Final Upgrade is a unique piece, ingadding the fascinating depths of Vantablack® to a touch of high-tech mystery.

 

Loading Life

If this year has taught us anything, it’s that connection is essential – but what are we connecting to? Now is the time to reconnect in the most important ways: to ourselves, to those we love, to the passions and projects we care about most. To express this concept in an elegant timepiece, H. Moser & Cie. has created a final edition in the Swiss Alp Watch collection: a very special model inspired by the smartwatch design, but without batteries, data, tracking, updates, tweets, monitors, alerts, distractions, or demands. For the self-starters, and the self-chargers. For those who want to measure time, not consume it. The only thing this watch uploads? Life.

Check out the (entertaining, we promise) Swiss Alp Final Upgrade video here!

 

Recharge your Batteries

With its 100% Swiss Manufacture movement and a minimum power reserve of 96 hours, The Swiss Alp Watch Final Upgrade is made to last. No charging required – so you can recharge yourself instead.
A rectangular case with soft, rounded corners is topped by a crystal with curved edges in a nod to smartwatch design, in a postmodern blending of genres that’s perfectly on-trend. This exceptional model combines a stunning Vantablack® dial without logo or indices; the blackest material on earth, Vantablack® is simultaneously mysteriously elegant, and fiercely contemporary.
Blackened hour and minute hands add a further touch of glamour and simulate the standby screen of any classic connected watch. With an offset small seconds at 6 o’clock, we’ve created a witty evocation of the loading symbol in a shaded disc, which serves as a perfect reminder that this moment is all that matters.
An ode to understatement, this ultra-contemporary yet timeless watch creates a striking contrast between aesthetic simplicity and complex materials; a steel case with black DLC coating completes the power of the Vantablack dial.

Explore the Swiss Alp Watch Final Upgrade design in full on our product page here.

 

This is the last of the Swiss Alp Watches! Encouraging you to count minutes and hours spent with family, spent dreaming, spent pursuing your passions or absorbing a symphony… load life, not updates.

Latest posts

Axel Kabus

Meet Axel Kabus, our After-Sales Expert and Guardian of Watches (once they’ve flown the nest to make their way in the world). A sort of Professor Xavier to our creations, Axel is one of a select few experts who take care of our clients’ every need. Repairs, damage, aesthetic requests or regular servicing: he’s got you covered. Ok, please don’t ask him to order you a limo at 2am. But pretty much anything else...

The Fire Starter

The Pioneer Centre Seconds Swiss Mad Red is a maverick timepiece, with a fiery spirit and a burning desire for adventure.

Andreas Albert

The Master of Balance, King of Precision, Artiste of Assembly. Nothing escapes Andreas Albert, with his eagle-sharp eye and surgically-accurate hands. He may run a tight ship, but his atelier sounds like quite a fun place to be. An affectionate guardian to our complex machinery, Andreas is also a bit of an inventor!

Back to Vantablack®

We’ve created three new editions that’ll take you into another dimension – with a mysterious glamour to give even the most refined of aesthetes pause for thought.

Raphael Frauenfelder

Expert engineer, true artist, mad scientist, 21st century alchemist… you decide what title fits Raphael Frauenfelder best. We just call him our Head of Watchmaking, for want of a better term. Charmingly modest, he’d never tell you what a fantastic leader or inventor he is… but we will. 

When Fumé Says It All

In 2020, we’re giving Moser-lovers around the globe the gift of Simplicity in three new Concept pieces – with a flair for fumé.

A New Era in H. Moser & Cie. History: Meet the Streamliner

Marking the start of a new era in the H. Moser & Cie. story, the Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic is an unprecedented reimagining of the Stainless Steel Chronograph. Redefining the traditions of design, movement, and composition, the debut timepiece in H. Moser & Cie.’s latest collection unites our trademark codes of minimalism and contemporary elegance.

The dawn of a new era

Time at its purest. 
Coming January 9 2020… and it’s rewriting the rules of watchmaking. Expect the unexpected when meeting the Streamliner.

Chapter Five
The Meaning of Luxury – Very Rare, Now and Beyond

In Chapter Five, we talked to Mr. Balsiger about Moser’s unique identity– and his predictions for the future. From the meaning of luxury, to what makes Moser ‘very rare’, and a particularly fateful meeting with a Stranger on a Train. You can also catch up with Chapter One through Four here.