ENDEAVOUR FLYING HOURS
2018 MARKS A FIRST FOR H.MOSER & CIE !
Launched at the SIHH 2018, the Endeavour Flying Hours is the first timepiece that reinterprets a time display within the brand's range and we couldn’t be happier!
H. Moser & Cie is known for their « Less is more » slogan but what i like about this one is that it shows basically that it’s possible to create a new timepiece and stay true to your values. You might think : No big news…
Well, this case is quite interesting! because when you have a minimalist approach, you’re adding complexity to your developments. In fact, the exercice becomes pretty difficult so just for that is want to say « Bravo » to Edouard Meylan (CEO of H.MOSER & CIE)
Now, Let’s break it down. At the center is a big sapphire disc that indicates the minutes.
Around it, you’ll find a planetary system made of three discs. They purpose is to show the Hour by switching from one digit to the other. Their location is fixed, only the digits are moving (4 digits per disc).
The current hour appears in white and is logically pointing to a minute on the sapphire disc. That’s something to keep in mind! because approximately 10 minutes before and after an hour change, you are going to see two digits in white. A sort of « Next and Previous Hour indication » pretty confusing at first.
Developed by H. Moser & Cie and Hautlence (the sister company) of the « Meylan Group », the calibre C806 is an in-house self-winding movement with 3 days of power reserve. They used a HMC base and added the planetary complication on top.
The creation is surprisingly fine and confortable on the wrist thanks to the renowned H. Moser case. I can’t wait to see where the brand is going in terms of complications because even if i like very much the Endeavour Flying Hours (and i’m sure that the 60 pieces are already gone) it’s the general idea and thoughts behind it that amazed me.
Well done! H. Moser & Cie.
Limited Edition 60 pieces