While the town of Schaffhausen sees a stark contrast when compared to the city of Hong Kong, the two names share plenty of similarities. Both maintain a family-owned business, both champion the tradition of watchmaking, and both names have a history involving horology for well past half a century.
For this momentous occasion, the Oriental Watch Company has elected the Endeavour Centre Seconds Concept as the watch of choice in telling its 60-year story. Mr Edouard Meylan, CEO of H. Moser & Cie. comments, “Oriental Watch Company is one of the most established and reputable watch retailers in Hong Kong and the region. With this special edition timepiece, we hope to celebrate the diamond jubilee of Oriental Watch Company while showing our respect for the company’s devotion.”
On top of H. Moser & Cie.’s signaure captivating minimal dial (this one has been done in Cosmic Green with a sunburst pattern), the two names worked in bringing the size of the case down to 40mm to cater to the area’s more favourable dimensions. Further details like the “60” at the 12 o’clock position not only act as an Easter egg for the retailer’s diamond jubilee, but it also playfully jests at the full cycle of the seconds hand when measuring a minute. Sending the message home that this is a limited-edition version is an “Oriental 60th-anniversary” engraving at the back with individual numbering.
Other H. Moser & Cie. hallmarks include an “M” stamping on the crown, a double-hairspring, white gold case construction, Moser stripes on the movement, the HMC 200 self-winding manufacture calibre movement, and a hand-stitched black alligator strap.
Limited to just eight pieces, the Oriental Watch Company x H. Moser & Cie. 60th Anniversary Endeavour Centre Seconds Concept will be available at the end of this week in Hong Kong. Stay tuned for pricing.
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