The final edition of H. Moser & Cie.’s paradoxical, satirical and whimsical Swiss Alp Watch, a timepiece that mimics the look of a “smart watch” with the tried and tested ingenuity of a traditional, mechanical watch movement. The Swiss Alp Watch Final Upgrade is crafted in a DLC steel case and is paired with a Vantablack dial. Instead of a seconds hand, a running indicator reminiscent of “loading” symbol continuously turns at 6 o’clock.
No updates required, no disgusting autonomy, no unnecessary features, no annoying notifications, just one reminder for the one you really need: disconnect from all the noise and cherish every moment
This version with a Vantablack dial (which absorbs 99.965% of visible light) should be even darker than even the “true black” color of Apple’s OLED panels. The clock hands are actually black too, but they look a little different. The most interesting solution is the loading wheel located at the 6 o’clock position, which corresponds to the Apple loading indicator. The wheel is actually a fully functional mechanical seconds indicator. It consists of cutouts on the front of the Vantablack, behind which is a rotating gradient second wheel, which creates a loading effect.
Inside the Swiss Alp Watch Final Upgrade, the hand-wound HMC 324 Manufacture is used.
CASE MATERIAL Steel DLC
STRAP MATERIAL Alligator
MOVEMENT Small Seconds
CALIBRE HMC 324
DIAMETRE 44.0 x 38.2 mm
POWER RESERVE 96 hours
WATER RESISTANCE 3 ATM
The HMC 324 is a hand-wound movement, specifically designed for rectangular watches. It features a plug-and-play modular escapement and a power reserve indicator on the movement side, keeping the watch’s dial uncluttered.
Reminiscent of the loading symbol of a digital device, the turning of the small seconds disc represents the mechanical equivalent – reminding the wearer of the fleeting nature of time.
Incorporating the darkest-man made material ever made, the Vantablack® dial is made up of millions of carbon nanotubes which capture 99.965% of light photons. By limiting the light reflections, the dial gives off the impression of a black hole.