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LM101 MB&F X H. Moser

United We Stand Among Independents Through Unprecedented Collaboration

In this crowning expression of the ties binding H. Moser & Cie. and MB&F for more than ten years, Edouard Meylan and Maximilian Büsser have composed a duet recital in the form of an exceptional concerto for devotees of fine watchmaking. For the first time in its history, MB&F is contributing to a Performance Art endeavour flowing in both directions in an entirely reciprocal manner. Within this framework, the two Maisons are co-signing a pair of creations whose DNA blends the main characteristics of each. A story of friendship between two men against a backdrop of shared values, for the pleasure of building and sharing, and then of jointly presenting the results of this extraordinary project.

Project Origins

H. Moser & Cie. and MB&F are both independent, human-scale Swiss companies. They are run by two passionate personalities, longstanding acquaintances who both appreciate and respect each other on both a personal and professional level. The brands have in fact been working together for more than ten years, with Precision Engineering AG – a sister company of H. Moser & Cie. – notably supplying MB&F’s balance springs. It is therefore not surprising that MB&F asked Edouard Meylan to take part as a “friend” to help create a Performance Art Piece. The latest aspect of this collaboration lies in its being a two-way street. Maximilian Büsser says: “When I called Edouard to tell him that I wanted to collaborate on a creation, I mentioned that I really liked the double balance-spring, the Moser fumé dials and the Concept watch series. Edouard immediately told me that he would let me borrow these features, but on condition that he could also reinterpret one of my machines.

After an initial moment of surprise, I gave it some thought. Being 50% Indian and 50% Swiss, I am firmly convinced that mixing DNA creates interesting results, so why not try the experiment in watchmaking? I therefore agreed and suggested the FlyingT model, which is particularly dear to my heart.” In a spirit of sharing and openness, while cultivating the notion of strength in unity, H. Moser & Cie. and MB&F have thus jointly created two models, available in several versions and issued in 15-piece limited series. This number is a nod to the 15th anniversary of MB&F as well as honouring the 15th anniversary of the relaunch of H. Moser & Cie. By pooling their strengths, these two competing yet friendly brands are working to harness the combined strengths of talented artisans, entirely in keeping with the philosophy adopted by MB&F.

MB&F X H. Moser

LM101 MB&F X H. Moser

The Legacy Machine 101 distils the very quintessence of mechanical watchmaking: the balance wheel, the power reserve and the passing of time. It is therefore no coincidence that MB&F has chosen to revisit this model – one of the purest and “simplest” in its collection – since it is indeed minimalism that guided the creation of the LM101 MB&F x H. Moser model. Like H. Moser & Cie. and the “back to basics” approach embodied in its Concept watch series, MB&F has chosen to remove its logo and return to its roots and indeed to the very origins of horology, when only the movements were signed. In the same understated spirit, it has abandoned the floating domed subdials to display the hours and minutes as well as the 45-hour power reserve by means of hands placed directly on the main dial. The fumé dials borrowed from H. Moser & Cie. can thus be expressed in complete freedom, also enhanced by a refined bezel. Four fumé dials have been chosen for the LM101 MB&F x H. Moser: Red fumé, Cosmic Green fumé, Aqua Blue fumé and, of course, the famous Funky Blue fumé. Topped with a domed sapphire crystal, the case is made of steel, for only the third time in the history of MB&F.

LM101 MB&F X H. Moser

The mesmerising large suspended balance wheel continues to take centre stage, albeit completely redesigned on the LM101 MB&F x H. Moser in order to highlight the beauty of the fumé dials. This beating heart, which represents the quintessence of watchmaking in the eyes of Maximilian Büsser, has been fitted with a double balance spring produced by Precision Engineering AG. Thanks to this pair of matching balance springs, the displacement of the point of gravity undergone by each spring as it expands is corrected, significantly improving precision and isochronism in a continuous quest for perfection. In addition, the paired balance springs also reduce the friction effect normally encountered with a single balance spring, resulting in optimised isochronism. Through the case back, the curved sapphire crystal reveals the ‘engine’ driving this timepiece. Unlike the base movement of the Legacy Machine 101, of which the finishes were determined by co-creator Kari Voutilainen, the aesthetics of the calibre that powers the LM101 MB&F x H. Moser is more contemporary, with a subtle NAC treatment to enhance its beauty.

Endeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon

H. Moser & Cie X MB&F – United We Stand Among Independents Through Unprecedented Collaboration

Edouard Meylan and Maximilian Büsser are delighted with this rewarding collaborative project. In addition to the beauty of the models created in tandem, two bodies of expertise and two sets of DNA have been blended and mutually enriched. The two different communities of the two Maisons have also pooled their skills in a wonderful spirit of openness and transparency. This experience leaves Edouard and Maximilian with a keen sense of coming back to a sense of pleasure: the pleasure of working together and of creating.

Project Origins

H. Moser & Cie. and MB&F are both independent, human-scale Swiss companies. They are run by two passionate personalities, longstanding acquaintances who both appreciate and respect each other on both a personal and professional level. The brands have in fact been working together for more than ten years, with Precision Engineering AG – a sister company of H. Moser & Cie. – notably supplying MB&F’s balance springs. It is therefore not surprising that MB&F asked Edouard Meylan to take part as a “friend” to help create a Performance Arts piece. The latest aspect of this collaboration lies in its being a two-way street. Maximilian Büsser says:

“When I called Edouard to tell him that I wanted to collaborate on a creation, I mentioned that I really liked the double balance-spring, the Moser fumé dials and the Concept watch series. Edouard immediately told me that he would let me borrow these features, but on condition that he could also reinterpret one of my machines. After an initial moment of surprise, I gave it some thought. Being 50% Indian and 50% Swiss, I am firmly convinced that mixing DNA creates interesting results, so why not try the experiment in watchmaking? I therefore agreed and suggested the FlyingT model, which is particularly dear to my heart.”

Endeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon - H. Moser X MB&F

In a spirit of sharing and openness, while cultivating the notion of strength in unity, H. Moser & Cie. and MB&F have thus jointly created two models, available in several versions and issued in 15-piece limited series. This number is a nod to the 15th anniversary of MB&F as well as honouring the 15th anniversary of the relaunch of H. Moser & Cie. By pooling their strengths, these two competing yet friendly brands are working to harness the combined strengths of talented artisans, entirely in keeping with the philosophy adopted by MB&F.

Endeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon

Endeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon – H. Moser X MB&F

H. Moser & Cie. has borrowed from MB&F the concept of three-dimensional movements, a strong element of the Geneva Maison’s identity, protected by a sapphire dome and featuring a one-minute flying tourbillon that rises above the main dial through a ventricular opening appearing at 12 o’clock. Benefiting from the expertise of its sister company Precision Engineering AG, H. Moser & Cie. has equipped its tourbillon with a cylindrical balance spring, the same as that developed by Precision Engineering AG for MB&F’s LM Thunderdome. Invented in the 18th century, the cylindrical balance spring is reminiscent of a worm- or corkscrew, rising perpendicularly around the upper rod of the balance staff.

Endeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon

Commonly used in historical marine chronometers at the time, it offers the advantage of developing concentrically, and therefore geometrically, since it works perfectly along the axis of its pivots. This gives it a significant advantage over the flat balance spring, whose opposite ends tend to exert forces on the pivots, despite the Philips or Breguet terminal curves which were specifically developed to partially correct the non-concentric opening of the balance spring. Fitted with a Breguet overcoil at both attachment points, the cylindrical balance spring reduces pivot friction and greatly improves isochronism. Due to its specific shape, the cylindrical balance spring is far more difficult to produce and takes ten times longer to make than a traditional balance spring.

Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic

H. Moser & Cie. Presents the Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic, a New Collection With Steel Integrated Bracelet

H. Moser & Cie. is entering 2020 with a creation certain to make an impact! A new line, a new case, a new integrated bracelet, a new movement, a new dial, and new hands… Everything is new, everything is different, yet everything is Moser. Rather than imitate, the brand chooses to innovate, raising the existing rules to a new level. Fluid lines, geometric curves, dynamic forms, a harmony of contrasts and textures: H. Moser & Cie. adopts minimalism as its guiding force, creating the first integrated automatic chronograph with a central display to offer a flyback function. Named the Streamliner, it has its own distinct personality, is a strikingly different beauty, yet 100% Moser.

Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic

Over five years ago, H. Moser & Cie. started the development of an entirely new and unique product line. The initial idea was to design a steel case model with an integrated bracelet. The notion of fluidity and curved continuous lines quickly became inextricable. The name of this collection was an obvious choice: it would be Streamliner, after the first high-speed trains from the Twenties and Thirties whose rounded and aerodynamic curves it evokes.

As key characteristic of the H. Moser & Cie. identity, minimalism is at the heart of the entire creation process, influencing everything from the aesthetic of the Streamliner to its movement and functions, as Edouard Meylan, CEO of H. Moser & Cie., explains: “We started with the bracelet, comfortable, elegant and different. We then designed this model around the chronograph function, as this was what we really wanted to highlight. The Streamliner is a chronograph which displays the time rather than a watch which features a chronograph. We preferred understatement, ergonomics, and legibility, opting for a central display with no sub dial: perfectly matching our minimalist philosophy. We took the very essence of the chronograph, and raised it to the next level”.

Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic

A Cushion-Shape Case Watch With Integrated Steel Bracelet

The Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic model is a form watch, with a steel cushion case 42.3 mm in diameter. With dynamic water resistance to 12 ATM, the chronograph function of the Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic can be used underwater. Its off-centre crown, adorned with an “M“, balances the two chronograph push-buttons set at 10 and 2 o’clock. Designed as a truly sculptural piece, this case boasts harmonious proportions and beautiful aerodynamics. It is topped by a subtly domed Glassbox type sapphire crystal, echoed by the see-through case back. These lines extend to the integrated steel bracelet, which is elegantly curved to follow the shape of the wrist; the unique design of the links ensures that it sits perfectly on even the most slender of wrists. Highly complex in construction, this bracelet has extremely fluid lines, based on organic forms. All the links are articulated and feature a gentle wave combining a vertical brushed finish with polished surfaces. The bezel has a sunray brushed finish; the case has alternating brushed and polished surfaces, with hollowed and satin-finished forms on the sides, in a nod to the typical shapes of Moser cases.

Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic

A World First

As far as the movement is concerned, the Streamliner is the first automatic chronograph with a central display to feature a flyback function for the minutes and seconds. Its chronograph calibre is considered by a number of watchmaking experts to be one of the best ever made. This new calibre was developed by AGENHOR with support from the teams at H. Moser & Cie. based on a philosophy very similar to the famous H. Moser & Cie. perpetual calendar, the cornerstone of the manufacture’s success. The design watch is extremely complex but the end result is simple, legible, and minimalist, with an emphasis on functionality and ergonomics thanks to the central display. In fact, by highlighting the chronograph function, AGENHOR has rewritten all of the rules at the heart of chronograph technology which have followed for over 200 years.

With the aim of enabling the watch mechanism and the operation of the chronograph and its column wheel to be admired, the oscillating weight has been placed between the movement and the dial. Using the retrograde principle which allows the elapsed minute hand to jump instantly using the energy accumulated and then released by a snail cam, the calibre HMC 902 allows the values to be read with greater accuracy. Featuring two chronograph hands, one for the minutes and one for the seconds, and two time display hands, one for the hours and one for the minutes, the Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic is nothing if not understated.

Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic

A New Signature Dial

For the dial of the Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic, H. Moser & Cie. has revisited the brand’s signature element, the fumé dial. Featuring a new anthracite shade of grey, the dial is not only fumé, it is also griffé. Around the circumference are two white and red minute tracks, the outer one measuring the seconds and the inner one counting the minutes. At midday, the 60 numeral dominates the dial, harking back to the stopwatches of the Sixties and Seventies, when legibility and functionality were key. Of course, for a chronograph, accuracy is everything: this is ensured by the choice of hands to measure the elapsed time, which have a thicker base and a fine tip, like those found on counters in cars or measuring instruments.

Always with a focus on legibility, H. Moser & Cie. has opted for a red seconds hand, while the minute hand is rhodium-plated. To display the hours and minutes, H. Moser & Cie. has selected three-dimensional curved hands, with two sections. These have inserts containing Globolight®, an innovative ceramic-based material which contains Super-LumiNova® and has never before been used on hands.

Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic

Streamliner Combines Past with Present and Future

With the Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic model, H. Moser & Cie. has created a new line, with a design and a movement which are sure to become iconic. 192 years after H. Moser & Cie. was founded, this chronograph represents everything that the manufacture stands for today. The result of dedication and hard work, the Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic draws a line between the past and the future, with this model marking the start of a new era for H. Moser & Cie.

H. Moser & Cie.’s own and unique take on Haute Horlogerie.

Venturer and Endeavour Vantablack Black Hands

And like any genie worth its salt, H. Moser & Cie. is granting not just one but three wishes. To celebrate the launch of our online store, we’re introducing three remarkable new editions – with a look to give even the most refined of aesthetes pause for thought.

Featuring minimalist concept dials in Vantablack® – the blackest black ever produced on earth, these models are equipped – for the very first time – with subtle black hands that emerge like shadows from the velvet depths of the dial. Available in three timeless styles – the Venturer Vantablack® Black Hands, with a 39mm version and an XL version in 43mm, and an Endeavour Tourbillon Vantablack Black Hands featuring a flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock.

For those who want more from a watch than the time. Namely awe, mystery, wonder… and a secret thrill that defies description. Now available in H. Moser & Cie.’s online shop.

Venturer Vantablack Black Hands

Venturer Vantablack Black Hands

H. Moser & Cie. puts the accent on Vantablack® for the dial of the Venturer Vantablack® Black Hands. With neither logo nor indices, this dial is the manufacture’s ode to minimalism and understatement. Ultra-contemporary, pared down, and timeless. Limited availability.

Venturer Vantablack Black Hands XL

Venturer Vantablack Black Hands XL

H. Moser & Cie. puts the accent on Vantablack® for the dial of the Venturer Vantablack® Black Hands XL. With neither logo nor indices, this dial is the manufacture’s ode to minimalism and understatement. Ultra-contemporary, pared down, and timeless.   Limited availability.

Endeavour Tourbillon Vantablack Black Hands

Endeavour Tourbillon Vantablack Black Hands

H. Moser & Cie. puts the accent on Vantablack® for the dial of the Endeavour Tourbillon Vantablack® Black Hands. With neither logo nor indices, this dial is the manufacture’s ode to minimalism and understatement. Ultra-contemporary, pared down, and timeless. Limited availability.

h moser and cie endeavour

The purest of the H. Moser & Cie. collections, the Endeavour perfectly balances form, colour and lines while remaining true to traditional watchmaking. Presenting time with a Midnight Blue fumé dial and three hands, the 1343-0207 brings watchmaking back to the essentials – no need for a logo, text or indices. Limited to just 10 pieces, the Endeavour Centre Seconds Concept is just about as rare as time itself.

Endeavour Centre Seconds Concept
Endeavour Centre Seconds Diamonds Concept

In 2020, we’re giving Moser-lovers around the globe the gift of Simplicity in three new Concept pieces – with a flair for fumé.

Five years ago, we created an ode to simplicity to restore even the most jaded of 21st-century seekers: our first purely minimalist Concept model, with a dial free from indices or logo.

The response was overwhelming – to a dial that expresses luxury without shouting its brand, communicates emotion without elaborate adornment, and achieves beauty through simplicity. The success of the Concept series led us to add the pure fumé dial to our permanent collection.

This dial has become symbolic of a uniquely ‘Moser’ aesthetic: resolutely minimalist, unflinchingly bold – timepieces that are classic but never conventional. And this year, to celebrate the fifth birthday of the series, we’re introducing three new limited-edition models fitted with a concept fumé dial.

H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Collection

These three new models combine immaculate proportions, harmonious forms and high-end finishes with Swiss Made manufacture calibres, and are available in red gold, white gold or steel – in a three-hand model for the Endeavour Centre Seconds Concept, or with a Tourbillon. The famous fumé dial appears in our signature Funky Blue – or, for the Endeavour Centre Seconds Diamonds Concept, in a brand-new Burgundy hue paired with 60 brilliant-cut diamonds.

Endeavour Tourbillon Concept

The antithesis of cluttered dials, unnecessary features, and aggressive logos, the Endeavour Concept is a real ‘think piece’. A much-needed return to the very essence of watchmaking, without the fanfare of obvious branding. Showcasing the signature fumé dial without embellishment, indices or logo, these Endeavours cast a spotlight on the unadulterated beauty of craftsmanship, expertise, and quality. And toward the people who create the magic behind our name. But have no fear – it also proves that true luxury will always be recognised, even without a logo.

Streamliner h moser & cie watches

Marking the start of a new era in the H. Moser & Cie. story, the Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic is an unprecedented reimagining of the Stainless Steel Chronograph. Redefining the traditions of design, movement, and composition, the debut timepiece in H. Moser & Cie.’s latest collection unites our trademark codes of minimalism and contemporary elegance.

Throw out the rulebook, forget everything you’ve learned… and get ready to meet the new Line of Beauty.  This ‘Streamliner’ explores novel ways to express the essence and durability of familiar materials. An obsession with ergonomics has led to the seamless integration of liquid lines and mesmerising curves. Materials are reimagined, as light and shadow are mastered anew.

As much a wearable work of art as a watch, with the Streamliner H. Moser & Cie. watches has created a new form. Think Renaissance, think Enlightenment – think the first brushstrokes of Modernism. More than ever before, the Streamliner Chronograph marks the dawning of a New Age in Haute Horlogerie.

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A softly curved case with a gently domed surface and recessed sides echoes in perfect harmony with the contours of an integrated and uniquely designed steel bracelet.

Conceived by Agenhor, the chronograph calibre is simply unparalleled, elevating every individual aspect of the traditional chronograph movement. By placing the automatic winding mechanism between the dial and the movement, we have left the case back clear – to offer an unobstructed view of the innovative and complex calibre.

The intricacy of this movement is balanced by a pure, minimalist dial – the signature of H. Moser & Cie. – featuring newly-designed ceramic luminescent hands and raw, vertical brushing on the elegant fumé dial.   And for the first time in history, we have mounted the hands of the flyback coaxially on the centre of the dial. This innovation unites the elements in a fluid motion, while maintaining a streamlined, uncluttered dial.

Think you know the rules of the road? Wait until you get behind the “wheels” of our groundbreaking Streamliner Chronograph. And see what happens when a dream becomes reality…

Edouard Meylan

The WATCHESPEDIA team had the pleasure of interviewing Edouard Meylan, CEO of H. Moser & Cie. during the Dubai Watch Week 2019.

Born in 1976, Edouard Meylan was involved in the watchmaking world from a young age through his family, in this field for generations. With a Masters in Engineering from the EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, and an MBA from Wharton, Philadelphia, USA, Edouard has a 360° perspective of the watchmaking business. His experience includes regional leadership roles for high-end independent watch brands in Asia and Europe, management consulting across various industries and founding a luxury brand, prior to joining H. Moser & Cie.

Full interview with Edouard Meylan:

In 2013, Edouard became CEO at H. Moser & Cie. He has brought a refreshing dynamism to the company, which is now clearly positioned as an innovative, key player on the new watchmaking scene. Under the leadership of Edouard and his team, H. Moser creations have benefited from a modern approach and an air of bold distinction, while still staying true to the brand DNA of the Manufacture.

Edouard Meylan was a speaker at Dubai Watch Week’s Horology Forum:

  1. What H. Moser did (Nov. 24, 2019)
Endeavour Tourbillon Concept Vantablack

If you’re a true Moser Pioneer, you’re probably familiar with the modern miracle that is Vantablack®. But our latest creation, a Concept design that’s minimal enough to be mistaken for modern art yet ambitious enough for an astronaut, is flying to new heights.

Welcome aboard the Endeavour Tourbillon Concept Vantablack®. With an eye for dramatic contrast and the subtle beauty of an ebony sky the watchmakers at H. Moser & Cie. have integrated materials designed for astrophysics and aerospace into a streamlined creation that houses one of the most complex mechanisms in Haute Horlogerie: the Tourbillon.

Set within a minimalist concept dial without logo or indices, a one-minute flying tourbillon floats delicately at 6 o’clock. Subtly positioned at precise depths to produce minimal reflection, the intricate mechanism features a visible bridge and cage in feather-light aluminium. Derived from aerospace technology, this innovative material reduces inertia and improves the energy balance.

We’ve been working with the extraordinary properties of Vantablack® for some time, refining our practices and harnessing its powers. Special cases and tools had to be designed to transport and handle this delicate material – which is composed of carbon nanotubes 10,000 times finer than a human hair, and captures every photon to literally absorb light.

Used in astrophysics, military camouflage and stealth equipment, Vantablack® is renowned as the blackest black on earth. It creates the rare sensation of staring into deep space – the profound peace of the Infinite, encircled on your wrist.

Finally, an 18-carat white-gold case sets off this blackest-black dial with the purity of a full moon, while leaf-shaped hands and black PVD detail on the tourbillon bridge add subtle elegance. But with a simplicity that belies its complex heart, this latest Endeavour conceals a self-winding HMC 804 calibre with our signature double hairspring, for impeccable accuracy and a minimum three-day power reserve.

The Endeavour Tourbillon Concept Vantablack® is for those who know the value of wonder and see the poetry in precision. An ode to elegance and simplicity, created with materials equally at home on your wrist or in the heavens.

1. Swiss Alp Watch Concept Dubai Limited Edition and 2. Endeavour Centre Seconds Concept Diamonds Dubai Limited Edition

In collaboration with Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, H. Moser & Cie. has created two limited edition timepieces featuring dials in brand new colourways. In tribute to the long-standing partnership that links the Seddiqi and Meylan families, these two models celebrate the friendship and values that these two firms share.

A fumé dial with a sunburst pattern in warm tones is combined with the bold aesthetic of the Swiss Alp Watch, available in steel with a black DLC treatment.

These two creations form part of H. Moser & Cie.’s Concept series of watches, with neither logo nor indices, and were officially launched during Dubai Watch Week.

1. Swiss Alp Watch Concept Dubai Limited Edition and 2. Endeavour Centre Seconds Concept Diamonds Dubai Limited Edition

Classic but sensual: the Swiss Alp Watch Concept Dubai Limited Edition fits perfectly with this philosophy. Its rectangular case with soft, rounded corners is made from steel coated with a black DLC treatment, topped by a crystal with curved edges, for a resolutely contemporary look. With its brand new shade of radiant yellow, the pared-down dial is utterly striking. A black kudu leather strap adds to this creation, which is driven by the hand-wound HMC 324 form movement and released in a limited edition of 10 pieces.

Mohammed Abdulmagied Seddiqi, CCO of Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons commented: “Collaboration between Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons and H. Moser has existed since the very first edition of Dubai Watch Week and we have produced a limited edition every year. This year we are launching two new models, and we are especially thrilled to have worked on the first ever H. Moser ladies concept watch, released for Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, during Dubai Watch Week 2019”.

Endeavour Centre Seconds Concept Diamonds Dubai Limited Edition

In collaboration with Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, H. Moser & Cie. has created two limited edition timepieces featuring dials in brand new colourways. In tribute to the long-standing partnership that links the Seddiqi and Meylan families, these two models celebrate the friendship and values that these two firms share.

These two creations form part of H. Moser & Cie.’s Concept series of watches, with neither logo nor indices, and were officially launched during Dubai Watch Week.

The Endeavour Centre Seconds Concept Diamonds Dubai Limited Edition boasts a taupe fumé dial which subtly enhances the harmonious forms and perfectly balanced proportions of the 38-mm Endeavour case, created from steel and featuring a bezel set with diamonds.

Endeavour Centre Seconds Concept Diamonds Dubai Limited Edition

The second model designed by H. Moser & Cie. for Dubai Watch Week is the Endeavour Centre Seconds Concept Diamonds Dubai Limited Edition. It features a steel case, which has been redesigned for a diameter of 38 mm.

With more dynamic curves and reworked lines, it boasts perfectly balanced proportions. The bezel is set with diamonds to enhance the brand new taupe coloured fumé dial, which features neither logo nor indices. Paired with the HMC 200 automatic Manufacture movement, this timepiece is 100% Swiss and 100% H. Moser & Cie, and released in a limited edition of 9 pieces.

Mohammed Abdulmagied Seddiqi, CCO of Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons commented: “Collaboration between Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons and H. Moser has existed since the very first edition of Dubai Watch Week and we have produced a limited edition every year. This year we are launching two new models, and we are especially thrilled to have worked on the first ever H. Moser ladies concept watch, released for Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, during Dubai Watch Week 2019”.

The Heritage Centre Seconds Funky Blue

With elemental links to the H. Moser & Cie. brand, the Heritage Centre Seconds Funky Blue forges a subtle link between past and present, between tradition and modernity. Reminiscent of the pocket watches converted to wristwatches in the early 1920s using fine attachments, this creation is largely inspired by vintage timepieces conceived by Heinrich Moser, founder of H. Moser & Cie.

At the same time, it displays a resolutely contemporary character thanks to the use of innovative materials, notably Globolight®, a ceramic compound injected with Super-LumiNova®. A modern symbol of the Schaffhausen-based brand’s vast heritage, the Heritage Centre Seconds Funky Blue perfectly represents H. Moser & Cie.: a modern manufacture with a history dating back almost 200 years.

In creating the Heritage line, H. Moser & Cie. took inspiration from the watches that evoke the brand’s history from 1828 to the present day, and specifically those dating from the early 20th century. The Heritage Centre Seconds Funky Blue is a beautifully rounded model with classic touches. Its steel case features tapered lugs and a notched crown. And, because tradition at H. Moser & Cie. never means dull or fusty, behind the classic façade of this watch lies an emphatically irreverent aesthetic, as revealed by the Heritage Centre Seconds Funky Blue’s electric blue dial – one of the most popular Moser dials – which
brings the entire design to life.

The traditional railway style minute track is in white for a contemporary contrast, while the sword-shaped hands are highlighted with Super-LumiNova®. The oversized appliqué numerals recall the sports watches of the 1900s, but these use Globolight®, an innovative ceramic-based material containing Super-LumiNova® that can adopt any shape or colour. To further break with traditional codes, the strap in raw leather features white stitching to add one last finishing touch to this creation. The Heritage Centre Seconds is an Haute Horlogerie piece that draws from a broader palette. It is a traditional yet timeless model in a steel case, which blurs boundaries and is impossible to sum up in a single word.

The Heritage Centre Seconds Funky Blue

Visible behind the sapphire case-back, the HMC 200 movement is the driving force behind the Heritage Centre Seconds Funky Blue. This calibre, entirely designed, developed and produced in-house, is equipped with a regulating organ manufactured by H. Moser & Cie.’s sister company, Precision Engineering AG. Decorated with the famous Moser double stripes, the HMC 200 calibre offers a minimum power reserve
of 3 days.

The unmistakeable H. Moser & Cie. style of irreverent Haute Horlogerie.