Hands-On – H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Centre Seconds Automatic – When Simplicity Becomes Essential

As we already showed numerous times here, on Monochrome, the Schaffhausen-based totally manufacture H. Moser & Cie. (also known as the Robin Hood of watchmaking… folks who understand will understand, otherwise study this) is all approximately simplicity and purity of their watches, by means of removing even the brand on the dial and any kind of markers. but simplicity can also come from a show and capability, and in this example, this phrase is nothing pejorative and i would even refer to critical… some thing that the brand new H. Moser Cie. Endeavour Centre Seconds automated, supplied at Baselworld 2017, defines pretty properly.

Hours, minutes and seconds… and that’s all. For a few, this indicates “simple”. For others, this will result in another notion, “critical”. This new H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Centre Seconds automatic is the essence of the emblem, and no longer best because it best presentations the time and… the time, but especially because alongside this simple appearance, it sincerely sums up the entirety the logo is. it is a conventional, an eye fixed to turn out to be a cornerstone, but it has all the factors to become what H. Moser & Cie. ought to be: balance of the proportions, elegance of the shapes, practicality on a daily foundation, very well completed movement, and that unique twist of Moser, of direction mixed to a certain non-respect of the Swiss traditions.

What we have with this H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Centre Seconds automatic is certainly, at first, simple. A three-hander with all warning signs at the primary axis. Don’t get me incorrect even though, this display definitely is the most natural and most practical of all of them. No date, no more capabilities at the start, just the time. yet, this new watch sticks out for some thing else: the imbrication in a single watch of all the iconic elements of Moser. And the primary is the dial. 4 versions can be available, and all feature signature fumé hues (meaning gradient schemes, with the outer edge of the dial darker than the center). Even the colors used at once experience like Moser – funky blue, middle of the night blue and smoky grey. On these dials, no inscriptions (no Swiss Made, no automated, no model call) simply the brand of the emblem (for once…)

hands and indexes are also classical to the brand, with elongated and polished leaf fingers combined to faceted implemented indexes. standard, thanks to the fumé dials, the Endeavour Centre Seconds automated doesn’t feel empty or too easy. at the contrary, those watches are active and play intensively with the ambient mild. The instances, here fabricated from 18k white or 18k pink gold, are modernly but fairly proportioned: 40mm in diameter, 10.7mm in thickness. an ideal all-rounder. They display extra dynamic curves and remodeled lines, compared to older watches of the brand, but they keep the overall awesome form that create beauty and originality, with a concave bezel and concave casebands. a few elements are polished, a few are vertically brushed, growing a as a substitute dynamic case – and we recognize that a classical watch with a conventional case can now and again experience uninteresting.

New display manner right here new movement, or at least the use for the first time of the in-house automatic motion in a classical watch (this motion turned into used in the sporty Pioneer collection already). The Endeavour Centre Seconds automatic is powered by an automated calibre, with valuable rotor (quite uncommon for the logo, greater used to manually-wound movements), bringing a few practicality on a daily basis. The HMC 200 boasts a 3-day energy reserve while completely wound by means of its large engraved gold oscillating weight. The completing is high-quality, as traditional, with Moser double stripes, polished angles and perlage on the primary-plate. The conventional features of Moser movements are here: regulating organ manufactured by Precision Engineering AG, H. Moser & Cie.’s sister corporation, Straumann Hairspring with flat overcoil and interchangeable regulating organ (to facilitate provider operations).

With this new Endeavour Centre Seconds automated, H. Moser & Cie. doesn’t renew the idea of the brand and doesn’t overact. What they created is a pillar watch, supposed to become a classic for the approaching years. yet, don’t see this easy 3-hander as conservative. It has the proper balance between dressy and casual (thanks to 40mm case and its instead complex shape), it has some originality with straps in uncommon materials (braided leather-based, for a vintage and dapper appearance, or the signature raw kudu leather-based) and a exclusive look with those energetic and colorful fumé dials. universal, there’s loads happening this Endeavour Centre Seconds computerized, inspite of most effective 3-arms. greater info on www.h-moser.com.

specifications of the H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Centre Seconds automated

  • Case: 40mm diameter x 10.7mm thickness – 18K white gold or 18k purple gold – polished and brushed – sapphire crystal and see-through case-returned
  • movement – Calibre HMC 200 – in-residence – 32mm diameter – automatic – 3-day energy reserve – 18,000vph – hours, mins, seconds
  • Straps: brown or black alligator leather strap or kudu leather-based strap – gold pin buckle
  • fee: CHF 19,900

  • Reference 1200-0400, 18-carat pink gold version, signature fumé dial, brown alligator leather strap
  • Reference 1200-0401, 18-carat crimson gold model, middle of the night-blue fumé dial, brown alligator leather strap
  • Reference 1200-0200, 18-carat white gold version, signature fumé dial, black alligator leather-based strap
  • Reference 1200-0201, 18-carat white gold version, Funky Blue dial (sky-blue fumé), kudu leather-based strap

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