Sunday, February 28, 2016

H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Concept Funky Blue Steel Limited Edition

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 29thto March 1stagain 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 details
Model: Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Concept Funky Blue
Reference 1341-1200, steel model, sky-blue fumé dial, kudu leather strap, limited edition of 10 timepieces

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”

Sky-blue fumé with sunburst pattern
Leaf-shaped hands
Month indicated with a small arrow-shaped centre hand
Big date display
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

Perpetual calendar
Big date display
Month indicator via central hand
Hours and minutes
Leap year cycle indicator on movement side

Hand-stitched beige kudu leather strap
Steel folding clasp, engraved with the Moser logo

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