PRESS RELEASE

A GOLDEN HEART PROTECTED BY BLACK TITANIUM ARMOUR: ENDEAVOUR PERPETUAL CALENDAR BLACK GOLDEN EDITION FROM H. MOSER & CIE.

Neuhausen am Rheinfall, July 10th, 2014

A titanium case with polished DLC finishing is the armour protecting this exceptional solid gold movement and dial. In a very rare combination, exemplary of traditional watchmaking craftsmanship with a fresh new approach, H. Moser & Cie. introduces the Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Black Golden Edition in a series limited to only 10 pieces. The HMC 341 manufacture calibre housed within this watch is a sophisticated execution of the ingenious perpetual calendar movement (winner of the Grand Prix de Genève for a complicated watch), with solid gold plates and bridges, hand-engraving and a Moser escapement with the Straumann Double Hairspring®.

Building on the exceptional qualities of the Perpetual Calendar, this unconventional watch combines a strong, scratch resistant material for the case to house a special H. Moser movement. Set with solid gold plates and bridges, this movement houses a Moser escapement with the Straumann Double Hairspring® and two functional diamond end-stones, chosen for the clear colour they lend to the final design. Double barrels set below two screwed golden chatons enable a minimum 7-day power reserve, indicated by the display on the dial at 9 o’clock. The colours of the gold fumé dial with a sunburst pattern flow from a warm gold to shaded fumé tones that blend into the dark polished titanium case. Punctuated by the Perpetual Flash Calendar at 3 o’clock, the dial has a noticeably large date window with golden numerals. This calendar may be adjusted forward and backward, at any time – an exceptional ability for a perpetual calendar – making it very easy to use. To set the perfect finish, a limited-edition elegant Macassar wooden box accompanies this masterpiece that is available from July 2014.

 

TECHNICAL FEATURES

Reference 1341-0501, titanium model, gold fumé dial

Limited Edition of 10 pieces

 

Case

DLC-treated solid titanium, three-part case

Diameter 40.8 mm, Height 11.1 mm

Sapphire crystal with internal anti-reflective coating

Curved crystal case-back

 

Dial

Solid 18-carat gold, hand-crafted fumé dial with sunburst pattern

Solid 18-carat gold appliqué indexes and hands

Month indicated with a small arrow-shaped centre hand

Sub-dial for seconds

Big date display at 3 o’clock with centred numerals

 

Movement

Mechanical hand-wound in-house calibre HMC 341

Diameter 34.0 mm or 15 lignes, height 5.8 mm

Frequency 18’000 alternances per hour

28 jewels and screwed gold mounts

Power reserve: minimum 7 days with double barrel

Solid 18-carat gold plate and bridges with matte finish, hand chamfering and hand-engraved hallmark

True bevel wheels and Moser tooth system for all wheels and pinions

Interchangeable Moser escapement

Original Straumann Double Hairspring®

2 genuine, functional diamond end-stones in the incabloc shock-absorber

Traditional screw balance wheel with white gold weight screws

Pallet fork and escapement wheel made of solid gold

 

Functions

Perpetual Flash Calendar

Centre-hand month indicator, 12 hour indexes = 12 months

Hour and minute

Off-centre seconds dial with hacking seconds function at 6 o’clock

Power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock

Leap year indicator and adjustment pusher

Double Pull Crown System

 

Strap

Hand-sewn carbon-coated matte black alligator leather strap

Solid 18-carat rose gold folding clasp with Moser logo

REFERENCE & PHOTOS

Reference 1341-0501, titanium model, gold fumé dial, black strap