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THE MOST INGENIOUS AND MINIMALIST OF THE PERPETUAL CALENDARS HAS ITS PREMIERE IN STEEL TO CELEBRATE THE LEAP YEAR

Neuhausen am Rheinfall, February 29th, 2016 

Two hands, one arrow-shaped centre hand, a big date display and a star. These are the only embellishments found on the Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Concept Funky Blue, the most minimalist perpetual calendar ever produced. To mark the leap year, H. Moser & Cie. introduces its most understated watch to date, by putting the spotlight on the product and the people behind it, ensuring they are not forgotten. By focusing on the essential, H. Moser & Cie. invites you to rediscover its perpetual calendar in a Concept version that features neither indices nor logo, stripped of its small seconds dial and power reserve indicator, in an exceptional material for the Manufacture: steel.

Bridging the past and present, the Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Concept Funky Blue by H. Moser & Cie. recalls the beginnings of watchmaking, to a time when only the movement would bear a maker's mark. The beauty of a timepiece was expressed with few embellishments or additional elements. For the new version of its flagship model, H. Moser & Cie. has gone one step further: in addition to the indices, logo and small seconds dial, the power reserve indicator has also been removed. The only elements remaining on the famous sky-blue fumé dial are the date display at three o'clock, the leaf-shaped hour and minute hands and an arrow-shaped centre hand. This final hand is an ingenious marvel that indicates the months. Standing for distinctively human luxury, H. Moser & Cie. places the emphasis on the product and the expertise behind it, leaving out the logo and marketing opportunism.

 

H. Moser & Cie. has chosen a beige kudu leather strap for this model, a combination of styles that results in an irreverent, unexpected look. Exquisitely understated and discreetly elegant: behind its apparent simplicity, this model hides a complex and incredibly ingenious movement. The hand-wound HMC 341 calibre has a minimum power reserve of 7 days and a mechanism to adjust the date forwards or backwards at any time of day. During this leap year, relive the rare experience of the date change from February 29th to March 1st again and again. Produced as a limited edition of only 10 pieces, the Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Concept Funky Blue is available in steel, a never-before-seen material for H. Moser & Cie., and one which adds to the exceptional feel of this series, launched on February 29th, 2016.

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – ENDEAVOUR PERPETUAL CALENDAR CONCEPT FUNKY BLUE

Reference 1341-1200, steel model, sky-blue fumé dial, kudu leather strap, limited edition of 10 timepieces

 

Case

Steel, three-part 

Diameter: 40.8 mm

Height: 11.1 mm 

Curved sapphire crystal

See-through curved sapphire crystal case-back 

Screw-in crown adorned with an “M” 

Engraved on movement side of case with “LIMITED 10 PCS”

 

Dial

Sky-blue fumé with sunburst pattern

Leaf-shaped hands

Month indicated with a small arrow-shaped centre hand

Big date display  

 

Movement 

Mechanical hand-wound in-house calibre HMC 341

Diameter: 34.0 mm or 15 lignes

Height: 5.8 mm 

Frequency: 18,000 Vib/h 

28 jewels

Power reserve: minimum 7 days

Double barrel

Interchangeable Moser escapement

Original Straumann Hairspring® with stabilised Breguet overcoil

Pallet fork and escapement wheel made from gold

Movement and components hand-finished and decorated 

 

Functions

Perpetual calendar

Big date display

Month indicator via central hand

Hours and minutes

Leap year cycle indicator on movement side 

 

Strap

Hand-stitched beige kudu leather strap

Steel folding clasp, engraved with the Moser logo

REFERENCE & PHOTOS

Reference 1341-1200, Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Concept Funky Blue, steel model, sky-blue fumé dial, kudu leather strap