In genuine H. Moser & Cie. style, the character of one of its most complex watches bows to the brand’s philosophy of ‘toning it down would be best’. The combination of a minute repeater and a tourbillon in some other watchmaker’s hands would likely be deciphered with extreme flourishes: not at Moser. Launched in 2019, the Endeavor Concept Minute Repeater Tourbillon is an investigation in severe moderation. The plan is docile to the complications. The solitary components on the dial – aside from the hands – are the huge opening for the tourbillon and the uncovered hammers and gong of the minute repeater. Initially gave an inky dark dial in a white gold case, the watch returns in 2021 with an Electric Blue dial and a titanium case.
Rejuvenating customary complications
When Moser introduced its Endeavor Concept Minute Repeater Tourbillon , it demonstrated that conventional old fashioned complications could be organized and advantage from a moderate, contemporary setting. Persuaded that the scene of the complications was more intriguing than unnecessary embellishing flourishes, Moser cut out enormous gaps on the dial to highlight the flying tourbillon and the activity of the hammers.
This 2021 version makes the concept one stride further. By exchanging the white gold case for a lightweight titanium case, and the stark dark dial with an Electric Blue dial, Moser has reexamined these conventional complications in a much more contemporary light. Like other ‘concept’ watches at Moser, the dial is deprived of logos, lists and anything that might divert your look from the complications.
The oddity here is the Electric Blue dial, another tone in Moser’s collection that catches the brand’s penchant for cool, contemporary tones. Less harsh than the dark dial model, the Electric Blue dial is more youthful and trendier. However, dissimilar to numerous dials showing Moser’s alluring fumé technique, this dial just highlights a sunburst design and no dégradé effect.
The whole chiming mechanism is set on the dial (somewhere in the range of 9 and 11 o’clock). To pull off this complex dial-side course of action, Moser enrolled the aptitude of Timeless SA, an expert in minute repeaters. To abstain from meddling with the flying tourbillon and adhere to Moser’s command of downplayed plan, the gongs had to be bended and set on one level. In the event that tuning round gongs is as of now challenging, tuning bended gongs is another story. The one-minute flying tourbillon is set in an enormous opening at 6 o’clock with a skeletonised scaffold to enhance the view.
The joining of a minute repeater mechanism on the dial and its acoustic prerequisites might have brought about an amazingly huge and thick case. Moser’s watch, with its 43mm distance across and 14mm height, holds sensible measurements. The calculation of the case has been adjusted and hollowed inside to expand the properties of titanium and enhance its reverberation. To initiate the minute repeater, the slider on the caseband has been mounted on a Teflon sprinter to float smoothly.
Below the sapphire gem caseback is Moser’s HMC 903 manual-winding development. Co-created with Timeless SA, and composed of in excess of 400 sections, it beats at 21,600vph and offers a tough force hold of 90 hours. Showing twofold Moser stripes on the plate and scaffolds, the development and components are finished and improved by hand.
Availability & Price
The titanium and blue dial Endeavor Concept Minute Repeater Tourbillon comes on an exquisite hand-stitched dark gator leather tie with red covering and a titanium pin clasp. It is restricted to 20 pieces and retails for CHF 330,000.
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