Sometimes going back to basics is the best thing to do. This was the decision H.Moser & CIE made when creating their new, exclusive Endeavour Concept Minute Repeater. It is, however, ultra-modern using the latest technology within its pure design.
A Titanium framework covers precision chimes, hammers and a flying tourbillon all working in unison on the dial of this beautiful timepiece. The manufacturer located in Schaffhausen allows the passage of time to be both heard and admired, displaying the complex mechanism which sounds the hours on the dial side. This is all set alongside an Electric Blue new colour for the brand, with stripped of logo and indices.
The clean basic look showcases the beauty of the complication without hindrance from any other elements. Using one of the most traditional watch complications, H. Moser combines it with a magnificent flying tourbillon performing a spinning waltz.
The company gained help from Timeless SA experts in minute repeaters to develop the Endeavour Concept. They created a unique design highlighting the expertise needed to make this masterpiece.
Many technical challenges had to be overcome in the process of making the Endeavour. The chimes, in particular, had to be curved not to interfere with the flying tourbillon, meeting H. Moser & Cie’s aim, keeping the design understated. In creating the movement and the case, considerable effort has ensured thickness and the diameter retain their elegant lines.
The sliding bolt, fitted on a Teflon runner to ensure it slides perfectly smoothly, is built into the main plate to save space. The case centre has been widened to the maximum to house the movement while keeping space to create a soundbox. This amplifies the chiming of hours, quarter-hours and minutes by two gongs, onto which fall two hammers that are raised based on information provided by different feeler-spindles.
Resolutely contemporary, an icon for our modern times, the tourbillon appears to float weightlessly on the Electric Blue dial stripped of both logo and indices. The strap, made from black alligator leather, adds the final touch of elegance to this unconventional piece, which reinterprets this most romantic of complications in an understated, minimalist style. H. Moser & Cie. ‘s own and unique take on Haute Horlogerie.
The Endeavour Concept Minute Repeater is a beautiful watch, being sought after by collectors due to its elegance and rarity. Not knowing the price, I can sadly only assume if I have to ask the price I can’t afford it.
The Endeavour Concept Minute Repeater Information
- Pricing for the timepiece is on request.
- Electric Blue dial, black alligator leather strap.
- Limited edition of 20 pieces.
- Case Titanium Diameter: 43.0 mm/height: 14.0 mm
- Power reserve: 90 hours.
- Strap Hand-stitched black alligator leather with red lining.
- Titanium pin buckle, engraved with the Moser logo.
For more information, visit www.h-moser.com.
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