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Streamliner

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. 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.

Streamliner

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.

Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept Aventurine

With the Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept Aventurine model, H. Moser & Cie. lets you voyage deep into the Milky Way, bringing not just the moon to your wrist, but the stars as well! Paying tribute to the lunar body, the interpretation of the moon phase it provides is minimalist yet highly poetic, in a model featuring an aventurine dial stripped of indices and logo and twinkling with light…

At 6 o’clock, a silvery moon waxes within a beautifully proportioned window. This satellite takes on a resolutely modern and understated appearance. In this ode to purity, H. Moser & Cie. has opted for a Concept dial, stripped of indices and logo, to allow the moon complete freedom of expression. And, because the brand never does things by halves, if you are giving someone the moon, why not the stars too! To enhance the beauty of the moon, H. Moser & Cie. has selected an aventurine dial, subtly twinkling with brilliant inclusions to spectacularly mirror the constellations of the night sky.

The Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept Aventurine is available in two sensual models: 5N red gold, and steel. These two materials magnify the beauty of the aventurine dial, offering a stairway to the stars. An alligator leather strap completes the piece; black for the red gold model, midnight blue for the steel version.

Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept Aventurine

The Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept Aventurine is one of the most precise moon phases available, with just one day’s deviation every 1027 years. It is powered by the HMC 801 hand-wound Manufacture calibre, equipped with an interchangeable Moser escapement, ensuring the watch has a minimum 7-day power reserve, with an indicator on the movement side. The moon phase display system is an extremely precise display that can be set to within a minute. It can be easily adjusted using the push-button located on the case flank, aided by the small central arrow-shaped seconds hand, which is a 24-hour indicator.

The Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept Aventurine from H. Moser & Cie. embodies technical complexity; it is elegant, poetic and unconditionally understated, worthy of the finest watchmaking traditions. Available in 5N red gold or steel, each model is released in a limited edition of 50 pieces.

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

The EoY 2019 Winners

On October 25th, 2019, in the Samsung Hall in Zurich, the jury of the prestigious “Entrepreneur of the Year” 2019 competition, organized by Ernst & Young, presented awards in four categories to Swiss winners. H. Moser & Cie., partner in this event for the eighth consecutive year, warmly congratulates these entrepreneurs for their endeavours and their outstanding achievements.

On the occasion of the gala evening organized by Ernst & Young in Zurich, Maurizio Tallero, Director of Production & Product Development and member of the board of H. Moser & Cie., greeted the entrepreneurs participating in the competition, in recognition that they represent the future of Switzerland. He congratulated the winners and gave them a timepiece from H. Moser & Cie., a rare and refined distinction for the top cadre among Swiss entrepreneurs.

The 2019 winners are:

  • Stefan & Christian Ganzoni, SIGVARIS Holding AG, Winterthour, “Family Business” category
  • Ueli Jost, Veriset AG, Root, “Industry/High-Tech/Life Sciences” category
  • Fabio Ronga, beqom SA, Nyon, “Trade/Services” category
  • Patrick Thévoz & Adrien Briod, Flyability SA, Paudex, “Emerging Entrepreneur” category

H. Moser & Cie. cultivates the entrepreneurial spirit in honour of the work of founder Heinrich Moser, who was a tireless entrepreneur. Innovation, creativity and quality are all characteristics at the core of this spirit for H. Moser & Cie. As a prestigious Manufacture, design, development and production are all carried out in-house for its own watch movements. Together with its sister company Precision Engineering AG, they cultivate the know-how and expertise required for the production of advanced components, such as the regulating organs, including escapements and even the hairsprings. Supporting Swiss entrepreneurs alongside Ernst & Young is just one of the ways they continue the legacy of founder Heinrich Moser.

THE NEW PERPETUAL CALENDAR

For the first time in its history, H. Moser & Cie. has created a perpetual calendar with two windows displaying the date and month. The aim of this development is to offer optimal legibility in the brand’s sportiest line: Pioneer. The Pioneer Perpetual Calendar MD features a steel case water-resistant to 120 metres, enabling it to display the time under any conditions, whether on land or underwater. A practical, wearable perpetual calendar for everyday heroes.

THE NEW PERPETUAL CALENDAR

In 2015, H. Moser & Cie. launched the Pioneer collection. This contemporary collection, imbued with a pioneering, adventurous spirit, was the obvious choice to accommodate the brand’s new perpetual calendar with dual window display. A stylish creation with two large windows to display the date and month and two discs featuring the Flash Calendar function, which changes instantly when necessary. The date can be set at any time of the day, forwards or backwards, with no risk to the movement.

THE NEW PERPETUAL CALENDAR

The Pioneer Perpetual Calendar MD is an innovation par excellence, available in two models with bold colours: the first features the Funky Blue dial with traditional indexes and markers; the second is dressed in a brand new colour – Burgundy – and stripped of almost all indications except for the dots that mark the hours. An offset small second sits at 6 o’clock, and a power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock, along with the leap year cycle indicator, which is concealed on the movement side. The leaf-shaped hands are partially skeletonised and filled with Superluminova®, as are the hour marker dots on the flange.

THE NEW PERPETUAL CALENDAR

At the heart of the Pioneer Perpetual Calendar MD beats a new Manufacture calibre. A complex marvel of ingenuity, the HMC 808 hand-wound movement offers a comfortable power reserve of at least seven days thanks to its double barrel.

The Pioneer Perpetual Calendar MD finds H. Moser & Cie. daring to push the limits of fine mechanical watchmaking ever further, always aware of the brand’s need to continue innovating and reinventing itself.

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

Pioneer Centre Seconds Funky Blue Black Edition_

Pioneer by name, Pioneer by nature, the Pioneer Centre Seconds Funky Blue Black Edition is a watch with wanderlust. Sapphire to the wrist, oceanic Funky Blue fumé to the sky, its technical specifications make it a worldly travel companion. Packed like a pro in a slick yet sturdy case of jet black DLC (Diamond-Like-Carbon) steel, this adventurous beauty is ‘gearing up’ to accompany real-life Pioneers around the world for a whole year.

A very special launch for a very special watch:

The Pioneer Tour For the launch of one of their boldest watches yet, H. Moser & Cie. has gone a little bit wild. To understand the marvel that is the Pioneer Centre Seconds Funky Blue Black Edition, they want real pioneers to experience it. There’s no replacement for the thrill of putting this beauty on the wrist. So, this month, H. Moser & Cie. is lending the Pioneer Centre Seconds Funky Blue Black Edition to lucky guardians, who will accompany it on an adventure around the globe for one year – with no route planned whatsoever. Because a real adventure demands that spontaneous bit of magic.

Pioneer Centre Seconds Funky Blue Black Edition_

One year. One epic odyssey. Countless destinations.

H. Moser & Cie. will start the adventure by lending the Pioneer to a friend and fellow watch-lover. And from then on, the rest is up to chance. The friend will hand it over to someone of their choice, after which it will be passed from watchlover to watchlover… destination (and connoisseur) unknown. Each person will keep the watch for a week, photographing the Pioneer on their wrist against a captivating view of their location, and sharing them with the world. And then the Pioneer will be set free to roam once again never resting long in one place, always on the road (or in the air…or underwater…). The community will be able to track the journey of the Pioneer Centre Seconds Funky Blue Black Edition on a dedicated landing page, as well as on Instagram @moserwatches under the hashtag #PioneerTour. Subscribers will receive H. Moser & Cie. newsletters with a recap of all the Pioneers’ adventures, and insider information about watchmaking and special product features.

Pioneer Centre Seconds Funky Blue Black Edition_

A closer look at the Pioneer Centre Seconds Funky Blue Black Edition

H. Moser & Cie. has encased their all-terrain model, the Pioneer, with a layer of DLC (Diamond-Like-Carbon) in pitch black. Under the domed sapphire crystal sits an iconic Moser fumé dial in stunning Funky Blue – a first for the Pioneer collection. The hour markers and hands, in luminescent Superluminova®, glimmer like stars in the night sky. But looks aren’t everything. Behind its midnight-hued exterior, the Pioneer Centre Seconds Funky Blue Black Edition boasts an HMC 200 movement – an in-house caliber with a Straumann® Hairspring, beating at 21,600 vibrations per hour. Equipped with a bi-directional pawl winding system, and a power reserve of more than three days, this newest member of the Pioneer family is ready for everyday adventures or world-wide odysseys. Water resistant up to 120 metres with a versatile black rubber strap, it’s even fit to sail the seven seas.

Pioneer Centre Seconds Funky Blue Black Edition_

Follow the journey: • www.pioneerchronicles.com/pioneertour

@moserwatches / #pioneertour

Endeavour Perpetual Moon
Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept

H. Moser & Cie. is proud to join the fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy by participating for the third time in the Charity Auction organised by the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy through the Only Watch campaign. To mark the occasion, the Schaffhausen-based Manufacture has created a unique piece, in a poetic tribute to the lunar body: the Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept Only Watch. The dial on this model is made from Vantablack®, a super-black coating that holds the world record as the darkest man-made substance. It is composed of carbon nanotubes that are vertically aligned next to each other and is capable of absorbing 99.965% of light. Fascinating and mysterious, the Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept Only Watch reinterprets the moon phase in an understated and resolutely modern way, highlighting the beauty of the moon in an ode to its purity.

Endeavour Perpetual Moon

On November 9th, 2019, Geneva will host the eighth Only Watch charity auction, with proceeds donated to research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. H. Moser & Cie. wanted to support this campaign once more with the donation of a unique piece, the Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept Only Watch. Symbolising life, the perpetual and constantly renewed cycle of the lunar body in all its beauty and poetry, this creation pays tribute to the moon in a large window at 6 o’clock. Surrounding it is only space, as the Endeavour Perpetual Moon Only Watch is part of H. Moser & Cie.’s Concept series, without logo or indices. The dial, made from Vantablack®, accentuates this impression, giving the sensation of looking into a real black hole at its centre out of which the moon shines.

Endeavour Perpetual Moon

Within the 5N red gold case of the Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept Only Watch beats the HMC 801 hand- wound Manufacture movement, equipped with the interchangeable Moser escapement. This calibre ensures the watch has a minimum 7-day power reserve, with an indicator on the movement side. The moon phase system is an extremely precise display that can be set to within a minute. A perpetual moon, the Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept Only Watch is one of the most precise moon phases available, with one day’s deviation every 1027 years.

Endeavour Perpetual Moon

The Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept Only Watch will be on display in Monaco during the Monaco Yacht Show, which takes place between September 25th and 28th, 2019. The Only Watch 2019 collection will then go on tour in Dubai, Paris, London, New York, Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei, and, finally, Geneva, from November 7th to 9th, 2019.

Endeavour Perpetual Moon

Edouard Melyan

During this year’s SIHH 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland, we had the great honour to be able to interview Edouard Meylan, CEO of H.Moser & Cie. Mr. Meylan gave us a run through this year’s novelties for the H.Moser brand.

Interviewed by Pascal Grenacher