Thursday, November 16, 2017

H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Tourbillon Concept, White Gold Model with Funky Blue Dial

In the Endeavour Tourbillon Concept, Swiss luxury watch manufacture H. Moser & Cie. has extracted the essence of a revered horological complication 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.
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.
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.

Dressed in an elegant white gold case, this timepiece is available in a limited edition of 20 pieces.

Technical details
Model: 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

Case
18-carat white gold, three-part
Diameter: 42 mm
Height: 11.6 mm
See-through sapphire crystal case-back
Engraved with "1 of 20"

Dial
Funky Blue with sunburst pattern
Leaf-shaped hour and minute hands

Movement
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

Functions
Hours and minutes

Strap
Hand-stitched and buffed kudu leather strap
18-carat solid white gold folding clasp engraved with the Moser logo

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