NEW: H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Concept Minute Repeater Tourbillon Aqua Blue

Some of you may (or may not) recall H.Moser & Cie’s launch of the inaugural Endeavour Concept Minute Repeater Tourbillon in 2019.

In a limited edition of ten pieces, it had a glossy black lacquered dial and a 43mm sized white gold case. Combining a minute repeater and skeletonised one-minute flying tourbillon, the hammers and chimes of the repeater were highlighted on the dial side. The chimes had to be curved so as to not interfere with the flying tourbillon and the sliding bolt with runner was made from Teflon.

As was the case for the Swiss Alp Concept Black Minute Repeater that was its predecessor (of sorts), it contained the manually-wound Calibre HMC 903, which had a 21,600 VPH and a power reserve of ninety hours.

Now there are two new variations on the Endeavour Concept Minute Repeater Tourbillon model. This time, in a 40mm case in either 5N 18k red gold or titanium, but both with an aqua blue dial that features grand feu enamel on a hammered surface. The earlier model was 14mm thick but these two new watches are 13.5mm thick.

There is also a new movement, the manually-wound HMC 904, which beats at 21,600VPH and has a power reserve of ninety hours. It features double Moser stripes on the plate and bridges. The movement is, of course, hand-finished and decorated.

As was the case for the 2019 launch model, the chimes have had to be curved, and of course the one-minute tourbillon at 6 ‘clock has a skeletonised bridge.

The grand feu dial of the new Endeavour Concept Minute Repeater Tourbillon Aqua Blue is is created by taking a gold base which is given a ‘hammered pattern’, after which four different colour pigments which have been washed and crushed are applied by the enameller. After this it is put in the oven and fired a dozen times to get that distinctively Moser fumé dial.

Coming on brown or black alligator straps with either a red gold or titanium pin buckles respectively, both are limited to twenty pieces with an RRP of CHF 330,000.

 

[Photo credit: H.Moser & Cie]



Categories: H. Moser & Cie, Minute Repeaters, Watch Profile, watches, Women's watches

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