Sunday, June 21, 2015

Endeavour Tourbillon

from H. Moser & Cie.

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In all honesty, not feeling this one too much at all, but for those of you out there who do, here it is, straight from the source -

A traditional complication with a contemporary twist: such is the unexpected complexity of the Endeavour Tourbillon, the latest in the long line of developments from H. Moser & Cie. this year. Once again, the manufacture is making a bold statement using DLC-treated polished titanium for its Endeavour collection, repeating the feat achieved with the Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Black Edition in this new model. Light, scratch-resistant, hypo-allergenic and easy to wear, this material enhances the shapes of the Endeavour model and magnifies its finishes. Although titanium is particularly difficult to work, traditional watchmaking techniques were used in its treatment, respecting the alternating satin-finished and polished surfaces on the flanks of the case, an integral part of the H. Moser DNA. The result is both modern and timeless, accentuated by the signature fumé dial that contrasts with the case. The black alligator leather strap with a carbon-effect finish gives a matte look which enhances the play of light on the polished case.

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Under its black titanium armour, the HMC 802 self-winding calibre is the beating heart of the Endeavour Tourbillon. The finish draws the eye to the Moser minute tourbillon positioned at 6 o'clock. Behind its skeletonised bridges, the modular interchangeable tourbillon cage is equipped with an original Straumann Double Hairspring®, guaranteeing improved precision and isochronism.

Bold and elegant, the Endeavour Tourbillon hides a third hand, which is red and indicates a second time zone. When not in use, this hand can be set behind the main hour hand to hide it completely. This model will be produced as a limited edition of 20 pieces, with the number engraved on the solid gold rotor. For a manufacture which produces only 1000 watches a year, this exceptional creation is worthy of special mention: it truly is a "very rare" timepiece amongst the exclusive models by H. Moser & Cie. 

Reference 1802-0500, DLC-treated titanium model, fumé dial, black alligator strap with carbon-effect matte finish, limited edition of 20 pieces.

DLC-treated titanium, three-part Diameter: 40.8 mm
Height: 11.3 mm
Sapphire crystal
in crown adorned with an “M”

Rhodium-plated fumé with sunburst pattern Appliqué indexes

In-house automatic calibre HMC 802
Diameter: 34.0 mm or 15 lignes
Height: 6.5 mm
Frequency: 21,600 vibrations/hour
Automatic bi-directional pawl winding system
Rotor in 18-carat red gold engraved with the H. Moser & Cie. company hallmark and limited edition number
Power reserve: minimum 3 days
Moser teeth for all wheels and pinions
Original Straumann Double Hairspring®
Moser minute tourbillon at 6 o'clock with skeletonised bridges

Hours and minutes
Second time zone can be hidden when not in use

Hand-stitched black alligator strap with carbon-effect finish for a matte look Pin buckle in DLC-treated titanium with engraved Moser logo 

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