01.2018


ENDEAVOUR TOURBILLON CONCEPT: PURE BOLDNESS

The tourbillon, a complex mechanism with both technical and aesthetic appeal, revised according to the minimalist approach characteristic of H. Moser & Cie. The Schaffhausen-based Manufacture has revisited this classic piece of mechanical watchmaking and extracted only the essence: A dial featuring the brand's signature fumé, two blued hands, and at 6 o'clock, a one minute flying tourbillon produced in module form, because for H. Moser & Cie., the details make all the difference. The Endeavour Tourbillon Concept with a steel case features a design of very rare power, reinforced by the absence of both logo and indices on the dial. H. Moser & Cie. has allowed the tourbillon complete license for self-expression, in an ode to simplicity.

What is striking about the appearance of the Endeavour Tourbillon Concept is its dial; by featuring neither logo nor indices, the details can be admired to best effect. The colour, that famous fumé which has become the H. Moser signature, extends in subtle nuances in gradually deepening shades, with the different shades emphasised by the "sunburst" pattern. The eye-catching flying tourbillon positioned at 6 o'clock appears to float weightlessly. The hours and minutes hands are faceted and blued, as is the tradition.

The Endeavour Tourbillon Concept is encased in steel; a bold choice for an equally bold model. H. Moser & Cie., true to their philosophy, dares to mix styles by providing their prestigious Tourbillon with a metal casing. H. Moser & Cie. is known for their subversion of genres and risk taking. For them, the essential lies elsewhere, the product remains the focus. Refocusing the debate on genuine luxury, striking and distinctive even without a logo, H. Moser & Cie. has put the product firmly in the spotlight.

Behind the skeleton bridge of the minute tourbillon is the latest addition to movements designed, developed and produced by H. Moser & Cie.; the HMC 804 self-winding calibre. Powering this movement with a three-day power reserve, 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. 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.