Watch Of The Day: H. Moser & Cie Venturer Big DateWritten by Joshua Yap
Your one-minute primer to the H. Moser & Cie Venturer Big Date.
This watch's minimalist appearance belies its complexity within. While you can't deny its dashing good looks, it's what's inside the 41.5mm red or white gold case that truly shines. Powered by an in-house manual-winding movement, it features the Flash Calendar mechanism that not only offers instantaneous date jump at midnight but also forward or backward date adjustments at any time of the day without damaging the movement. Yes, this includes when the big date display is in the process of changing. Couple with the Double Pull Crown mechanism that prevents accidental date adjustments, this is a watch that both a joy to wear and use.
Though he wasn’t inducted into the world of watch journalism by choice, Joshua was hooked by mechanical horological wonders in no time. Although he personally favours modestly sized, no-nonsense timepieces, he sometimes misses the outrageous mind-bogglers of the pre-Credit Crunch years. As he dreams of owning a modern haute horlogerie watch one day, he’s currently content scouring the Internet for vintage value buys.