BY JOVAN KRSTEVSKI
Following the recent release of a few stunning sports watches such as the Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Funky Blue and the Pioneer Centre Seconds Rotating Bezel for Collective Horology, H. Moser & Cie. has now dropped the highly complex yet elegant Endeavor Concept Minute Tourbillon. This watch features a gorgeous sunburst blue dial along with two intricate complications from the world of horology: the Tourbillon and minute repeater.
Like other members of the Endeavor family, the new Endeavor Concept Minute Repeater Tourbillon continues to showcase a purity in design following a minimalist yet playful approach. Presented in a vibrant shade of blue with a nice sunburst finish, the face of the watch is strangely beautiful. The dial is devoid of all commonly found elements such as hour and minute markers, a date window, and even text, leaving the wearer to enjoy the vast expanse of electric blue with those floating leaf-shaped hands and the two complications on offer. At 6 o’clock is a large circular opening that gives way to the Tourbillon whereas the minute repeater mechanism is spread throughout the dial which is quite a rare sight to witness on the front of a watch. To incorporate the hammers and the gongs the dial has been hollowed out in different shapes at several places. This not only helps to achieve excellent sonic capabilities but also lends the face a sense of depth and dimension.
The case on this watch measures a relatively large 43mm in diameter and features a nice curvaceous silhouette. And, while the case has been designed to offer wrist presence, it should be able to sit comfortably on the wrist, thanks to its lightweight titanium construction and those downward curving lugs. The right side of the case is flanked by a nice grippy conical crown whereas the left side features a pusher that can be used to activate the minute repeater and sing the time to the wearer. As for the finishing, the case has been entirely polished to accentuate the dressy vibe of the watch.
As beautiful as the front of this watch, the rear of the watch also paints a similar picture giving away a great view of the HMC 903 calibre. A manually wound movement, the HMC 903 is a technical behemoth that comprises 400 parts and offers an autonomy of around 90 hours operating at 3 Hz. As expected, the movement has been beautifully decorated using perlage, Geneva stripes, hand beveled bridged, and more.
The H. Moser & Cie. Endeavor Concept Minute Repeater Tourbillon comes attached to a black alligator strap with red lining. The production run is limited to just 20 pieces and the retail price has been set at CHF 330,000.
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