H. MOSER & CIE.: THE ESSENCE OF THE TOURBILLON
Neuhausen am Rheinfall, November 14th, 2017
H. Moser & Cie. enjoys combining design cues to create an unexpected effect and make the traditional sexy. In the Endeavour Tourbillon Concept, H. Moser & Cie. has extracted the essence of this complex mechanism with both technical and aesthetic appeal, combining it with the minimalist approach characteristic of the Schaffhausen-based Manufacture to emphasise the visual impact of the tourbillon. By associating it with the refined simplicity of the H. Moser fumé dials in their Concept style, without logo or indices, the Endeavour Tourbillon Concept represents an elegant yet contemporary reworking of the tourbillon. Only the essence remains: 100% traditional Swiss watchmaking, resolutely contemporary and utterly seductive.
Positioned at 6 o'clock, the eye-catching flying tourbillon takes centre stage in the pared-back dial; appearing to float weightlessly. The Endeavour Tourbillon Concept is an ode to simplicity in white gold with the famous Funky Blue dial. Refocusing the debate on genuine luxury, striking and distinctive even in the absence of a logo, H. Moser & Cie. has placed the spotlight back on the product. The Schaffhausen-based Manufacture has also responded to a real need: the desire to return to basics, a desire for authenticity. The Endeavour Tourbillon Concept is a timepiece that has to be earned. Its secrets are not readily revealed, but must be discovered over time. Not everyone can own such a watch. Maturity and self-confidence are vital in order to design, as well as wear, such a pure model with a look as bold as this.
Founded on ingenuity, the H. Moser & Cie. Manufacture has developed more than 10 calibres over the last 10 years. Behind the skeleton bridge of the Moser minute tourbillon, the latest movement – the HMC 804 automatic calibre with three-day power reserve – can be seen beating. Powering this movement, the oscillating weight transfers the energy to the barrel via a bi-directional pawl winding system which reduces the time required to fully wind the watch. Made from 18-carat solid red gold, the oscillating weight is skeletonised to reveal the mechanism beneath.
A marvel of ingenuity, this movement is equipped with a double flat hairspring designed and produced in-house. Thanks to this pair of matched hairsprings, the movement of the point of gravity on each spring when it expands is corrected, significantly improving accuracy and isochronism in continual pursuit of perfection. In addition, the paired hairsprings also reduce the effect of friction normally experienced with a single hairspring, improving isochronism. Finally, the tourbillon's unique design makes it an interchangeable module, assembled and regulated independently of the movement via a simple plug and play system which allows easy servicing. The result is a tourbillon better adapted to the needs of early 21st century users.
The unmistakeable H. Moser style of irreverent Haute Horlogerie.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – ENDEAVOUR TOURBILLON CONCEPT
Reference 1804-0200, white gold model with Funky Blue dial, hand-stitched and buffed kudu leather strap, limited edition of 20 pieces
18-carat white gold, three-part
Diameter: 42 mm
Height: 11.6 mm
See-through sapphire crystal case-back
Engraved with "1 of 20"
Funky Blue with sunburst pattern
Leaf-shaped hour and minute hands
HMC 804 automatic Manufacture calibre
Diameter: 32.0 mm or 14 1/4 lignes
Height: 5.5 mm
Frequency: 21,600 vibrations/hour
Automatic bi-directional pawl winding system
Oscillating weight in 18-carat red gold with engraved H. Moser & Cie. logo
Power reserve: minimum 3 days
Original double hairspring
Moser minute flying tourbillon at 6 o'clock with skeletonised bridges
Hours and minutes
Hand-stitched and buffed kudu leather strap
18-carat solid white gold folding clasp engraved with the Moser logo
REFERENCES & PHOTOS
Endeavour Tourbillon Concept, ref. 1804-0200, white gold model with Funky Blue dial, hand-stitched and buffed kudu leather strap, limited edition of 20 pieces