Some meetings seem inevitable. For example, the day that Rolls-Royce spent with H. Moser & Cie. These two prestigious firms share many of their values: more than a century of history, timeless elegance, iconic models, and cutting edge technology which embraces tradition and expertise. On May 7th, members of the Swiss Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club discovered the world of H. Moser & Cie.; works of art on four wheels met those driven by them.
During their annual general meeting, 90 members of the Swiss Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club stopped in at Schaffhausen to meet fellow admirers of mechanical treasures and lovers of fine craftsmanship. They were welcomed at Charlottenfels, Heinrich Moser’s family home. It now houses the Moser Family Museum, where they were able to trace the exceptional career of the brand’s founder, and admire some of his creations. They were then introduced to the brand’s very latest creations: three limited edition pieces created by H. Moser & Cie. exclusively for members of the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club. Sporting a midnight blue fumé dial adorned with the club’s logo, the Venturer Small Seconds and Endeavour Small Seconds – available with or without a diamond-set bezel – feature many very subtle references to Rolls-Royce. These three limited editions are engraved on the back and, on the Venturer model, the movement has been designed to evoke the iconic grille of the Rolls-Royce, visible through the sapphire case back.
During this exceptional event, which highlighted two true passions, watches and cars competed to astound all those present. 35 vintage Rolls-Royce models, some dating from the pre-war years, formed a guard of honour in front of Charlottenfels, a place steeped in the history of H. Moser & Cie., a gateway between the past and present, a testimony to the excellence of those brands which have become icons.