H. Moser & Cie Mayu

H. Moser & Cie Mayu

We’re in an age of sobriety following a multi-year horological binge during which watches generally became much larger, much wilder, and much more expensive. The H. Moser & Cie Mayu is the perfect watch for these times. This watch is about simplicity, elegance, innovation, craftsmanship, and perhaps most of all, intrinsic value. The design approaches perfection. The dimensions – petite by today’s standards – hark back to a day not long ago when a gentleman’s dress watch measured less than 40mm (the Mayu measures 38.8mm). The manual winding in-house movement is regulated by a Straumann double hairspring escapement. The twin springs – produced in-house – “breathe” in opposite directions, offsetting center-of-gravity errors. An 80-hour power reserve is more than adequate, and the owner can view the state of wind via a unique power reserve indicator visible through the display back. This is a true in-house movement in every sense – something few brands can claim.

For fine horology fans, the Moser Mayu is a complete package, and best of all, a white gold model is available at just $12,000. The stylish palladium version shown below is a mere $16,800, and in platinum you will pay only $17,700. If I had said this watch retails for $30,000, I suspect very few eyebrows would have been raised. That it can be had for less than half that price makes it one of the best values in fine watchmaking today.

H. Moser & Cie Mayu Fumé
H. Moser Mayu movement

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  1. Mark Smirne

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