STREAMLINER FLYBACK
CHRONOGRAPH AUTOMATIC

Marking the start of a new era in the H. Moser & Cie. saga, the Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic is an unprecedented reimagining of the stainless steel chronograph.

Redefining the versatile stainless steel bracelet watch, The Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic is the debut timepiece in H. Moser & Cie.’s latest collection, the aptly named Streamliner.

It unites the codes of minimalism and contemporary elegance that the Schaffhausen brand has made its trademarks, while exploring novel ways to express the beauty and durability of stainless steel. With an emphasis on ergonomics, the result in a seamless integration between the case and the bracelet, through fluid lines and curved forms.

Equipped with what can be regarded as the most innovative chronograph movement in contemporary watchmaking, the Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic is a new expression in H. Moser & Cie’s design ethos.

More a wearable sculpture than a simple steel watch, H. Moser & Cie. sought to create a new form with unprecedented lines and finishes for the Streamliner. 
The result is cushion-shaped case with a slightly domed surface and recessed sides, in perfect harmony with the contours of the integrated and uniquely designed steel bracelet.

Conceived by Agenhor, the chronograph calibre is simply like no other, offering advantages in every aspect over a traditional chronograph movement. By placing the automatic winding mechanism between the dial and the movement, the case back offers an unobstructed view of the innovative and complex calibre.

The intricacy of the movement paradoxically translates to a pure, minimalist dial typical of H. Moser & Cie., featuring a new design for the ceramic luminescent hands as well as a raw, vertical brushing on the signature fumé dial. For the first time ever, the hands of the flyback chronograph are coaxially mounted on the centre of the dial, offering an easy and instantaneous while keeping the dial uncluttered.

A work of art in its own right, the integrated stainless steel bracelet is the central element of the Streamliner’s visual identity – rather than an afterthought that must somehow fit the case. Its articulating links, boasting a vertically satin-brushed surface with polished curved edges, take form and function to new heights with the bracelet’s ergonomic form.

CASE
  • Steel topped by a gently domed sapphire crystal
  • Diameter: 42.3 mm
  • Height: 14.2 mm
  • Chronograph push-buttons at 10 and 2 o’clock
  • Screw-in crown at 4 o’clock, engraved with an “M”
  • See-through case back, engraved “Limited 100PCS”
  • Dynamic water resistance to 12 ATM (allowing the chronograph and flyback function to be used underwater)
BRACELET
  • Integrated steel bracelet  
  • Folding clasp with three steel blades, engraved with the Moser logo 
DIAL
  • Blackor fumé and griffé
  • Hour and minute hands with Globolight® inserts 
  • Minute track for the elapsed seconds and minutes
  • Tachymeter on the flange
MOVEMENT
  • Calibre HMC 902 developed with AGENHOR for H. Moser & Cie., self-winding movement 
  • Diameter: 34.4 mm or 15 1/4 lignes 
  • Height: 7.3 mm 
  • Frequency: 21,600 vibrations/hour
  • Bi-directional winding
  • Tungsten oscillating weight, placed between the movement and the dial
  • Double barrel
  • Column wheel chronograph 
  • Two-stage chronograph mechanism
  • Horizontal clutch with friction wheel; smooth wheel equipped with micro-teeth to avoid intermeshing of gears and to minimize accidental jumps when the chronograph is activated
  • Tulip yoke allowing the chronograph to be triggered or released
  • 434 components
  • 55 jewels
  • Power reserve: minimum 54 hours
FUNCTIONS
  • Hours and minutes
  • Chronograph with central display and indication of the elapsed minutes and seconds
  • Flyback on the minutes and seconds
  • Automatic

“This is unchartered territory for us. And it all started with a strange and rare obsession that I share with Marcus, our designer…”

Edouard Meylan, H.Moser and Cie. CEO, introduces the story behind the Streamliner.

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– Hello Edouard, can we rewind? How did this process – the launch of your most ambitious watch line yet – begin?

 

With a strange and rare obsession that I share with Marcus, our designer… the bracelet. Usually, all watchmakers (ourselves included) are obsessed with the dial, the case, the movement. And the bracelet is ignored until the last minute, when two nice pieces of metal or leather are strapped into place. Well, not this time, I can assure you… we wanted to create something unique, elegant, comfortable – yet fully integrated with the design. A coherent whole, which would pass any wrist-based test of aerodynamics.

 

 

How different is this new lines of watches, compared to what H. Moser & Cie. has created before?

 

This is uncharted territory for us. It’s the first time in 192 years that H. Moser & Cie. is launching a line of watches like this. And we are doing it entirely differently from the rest of the watch industry.

 

There’s quite a conservative trend for a specific style in colour, shape, design… many brands tend to look the same. But we’ve gone in a unique direction, and we’ve made a very bold statement. So yes, it really is different! But in a way, we are doing what we’ve always done – keeping true to H. Moser & Cie.’s disruptive tradition. Our brand has had many lives. It shone, it died, it revived. It’s never been boring. We’re trying to keep that spirit alive.

 

 

Why did you name your new product range the Streamliner?

 

The Streamliner evokes the elegant lines of the old American steel locomotives, combined with the purity of German engineering. It’s a minimalist work of art, with subtle curves that continuously draw the eye. Whether it’s our Perpetual Calendar with its Big Date function, our Minute Repeater, or the Flying Hours – at Moser we are always looking for the purest line, the way to make a complex movement look effortless. Our news Streamliner range is no exception.

 

 

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“I thought of our dial as a unique fingerprint. The scratch of a wild animal. The tarmac lines of a racing track.”

Marcus Eilinger, the designer behind the Streamliner, reveals the inspirations behind a landmark timepiece.

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2020 marks H.Moser & Cie’s biggest watch launch in a decade. Award-winning watch designer Marcus Eilinger joined us to create this new collection – and he’s agreed to share a few exclusive insights about the process.

 

 

– Hello Marcus, can you tell us a bit about your relationship with H. Moser & Cie.?

 

It’s been 16 years now, since I started collaborating with H. Moser and Cie. I re-designed brand identity and then I worked on the Endeavour, and more recently the Pioneer. With H. Moser & Cie., it feels like working with a family.

 

There’s no interference on the line, no corporate politics. The decisions are made together. We’ve got a frank and honest relationship. And I think it shows in the design we came up with for the Streamliner. It’s pure and uncompromised.

 

 

Regarding The Streamliner, can you tell us a bit about where your inspiration for the line came from?

 

Every day, I commute from the Zurich train station which was designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. I am always amazed by its free-form dynamic design – how Calatrava has used heavy elements like concrete and steel but makes them feel so light and elegant, sculpting perfectly well proportioned figures.

 

That was definitely a big inspiration for me. How to conceal the heaviness, how to cheat gravity.

 

With the Streamliner, we’ve used a lot of free forms. Complex curves that can’t be simplified into half circles, radius and straight lines. They have a hypnotic quality, they give you the impression of speed.

 

I could go on… about the curves of the Streamliner evoking the spoiler of an exquisite sportscar… in fact, how that curve was inspired by the design of one car in particular… but this design really speaks for itself. You’ve only got to look at it to see what a feat of engineering it is.

 

 

Is there one specific design feature which stands out?

 

I love our dial. It’s brushed with vertical grey strokes to catch the light. Depending on the angle, it reveals dark or luminous elements. We used a very heavy brush which hadn’t been used for a long time in our industry.

 

More than a simple treatment, it’s a real texture. I thought of it as a unique fingerprint. It could be the marks of a wild animal. Or the tarmac lines of a racing track.The brushes will be slightly different on all our watches, so every dial will be unique. This is very distinctive. Very Moser.

 

 

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