H. MOSER & CIE
Endeavour Flying Hours
January 29, 2018
H. Moser & Cie. knows that to innovate, you have to challenge yourself. For the first time in its history, the Schaffhausen-based Manufacture has revisited its time display methods to create a new, disc-based system. The mechanism is inspired by the planetary systems that led to the birth of modern,
independent watchmaking. Adopting a technical approach that respects the elegant, understated style of H. Moser & Cie., the result is an exceptionally refined time measuring instrument. The Endeavour Flying Hours represents a major step for the Schaffhausen-based Manufacture. This remarkable modular development is based on its automatic HMC 200 calibre, which has been modified to create the C806 movement.
The signature H. Moser & Cie. Funky Blue dial features several planetary gears mounted on star wheels: in the centre, the main disc in sapphire displays the minutes on a 240° sector; three smaller discs bearing the hour numerals are arranged around it. Each planetary gear rotates on its own axis, revealing the hour in a display inspired by the original planetary systems. The wide display angle of 240° gives the Endeavour Flying Hours highly accurate legibility. The hour discs, which are so well integrated as to be almost invisible, blend into the main dial, ensuring the aesthetic stays true to H. Moser & Cie.'s signature minimalist style. To enhance the mechanism’s legibility, the current hour numeral appears in white, following the minute discas it completes a revolution before disappearing to be replaced by the next hour. A hypnotic ballet that captivates the eye.
This piece marks a significant technological milestone in the history of H. Moser & Cie. The automatic C806 calibre that powers the Endeavour Flying Hours was developed and produced jointly by HAUTLENCE and H. Moser & Cie., and is based on the HMC 200 calibre from H. Moser & Cie. With a minimum power reserve of three days, the C806 movement is equipped with a bi-directional winding system powered by an oscillating weight in solid red gold. The escapement and hairspring are produced in-house by Precision Engineering AG, a sister company of H. Moser & Cie. and HAUTLENCE. This fruitful collaboration has enabled multiple synergies to be created within the independent Swiss family group MELB Holding, which owns H. Moser & Cie., HAUTLENCE and Precision Engineering AG.
For the strap of the Endeavour Flying Hours, H. Moser & Cie. has opted for beige kudu leather with a raw finish to add an unconventional touch to this highly refined and timelessly elegant model, which is available in a limited edition of 60 pieces.
The unmistakeable H. Moser style of irreverent Haute Horlogerie.