Following on from its Cosmic Green dial, the Schaffhausen manufacture is introducing SIHH 2018 H. Moser Venturer Concept Blue Lagoon, with a dial a shade of classic turquoise like the waters off the shores of an island paradise. The H. Moser Venturer Concept Blue Lagoon is the perfect showcase for this new expression of fume dial, if not immediately evident, it takes its namesake from its vibrant colour. This new SIHH 2018 novelty also marks the first time that H. Moser Cie. has offered a Concept version of its 39-mm diameter Venturer case. With neither logo nor indices, the effect is understated but undeniably gorgeous and simply unmistakable, even sans logo or brand motif.
SIHH 2018 H. Moser Venturer Concept Blue Lagoon
The H. Moser Concept has one of the most iconic collections for the Schaffhausen brand. For SIHH 2018 H. Moser Venturer Concept Blue Lagoon has been reinvigorated and rejuvenated, with a splash of almost luminescent turquoise. Defined by the bare fumé dials, the H. Moser Venturer Concept Blue Lagoon is emblematic of the maison’s purist philosophy and unwavering belief that a watch must be recognisable as belonging to the exact house even when sans markers and logos. Ironically, the whole idea of smoked or fumé dials began as an exercise on not having to rely on marketing tricks thus it is with great irony that one recalls the marketing trick via the regrettable development of the H. Moser Swiss Icons watch (where the company was forced to delete all marketing materials and references to the SIHH 2018 novelty).
“Fumé dials are an integral part of our history. To connoisseurs, they are instantly recognisable. Over 80% of our models feature a fumé dial; the others have either an argenté dial or, for models in the Heritage collection, an enamelled dial. For the last few months, we have been exploring ways of developing new colours, always with the same desire to offer watches that are traditional yet in keeping with the times” – Edouard Meylan, CEO of H. Moser Cie.
That said, the turquoise H. Moser Venturer Concept Blue Lagoon color joins the family of already iconic Funky Blue, Cosmic Green and Purple Haze fumé dial Concept models with the classic Venturer case. Some might argue that H. Moser Cie is fast becoming one of the most provocative modern watchmakers but the fact is, beyond the slick marketing gimmicks lies a real respect for classic elegance and refinement. H. Moser Cie. creates watches that follow the rules of Haute Horlogerie; yet despite the classic appeal of the SIHH 2018 H. Moser Venturer Concept Blue Lagoon, it isn’t your grandfather’s dress watch.
H. Moser Venturer Concept Blue Lagoon Price and Specs
Each Venturer Concept Blue Lagoon reference is available in a limited edition of just 20 pieces.
Case 39mm white gold or red gold case with 30m water resistance
Movement Manufacture calibre HMC327 with 3 Days Power reserve
Strap Beige kudu or brown woven leather strap.