Featured H. Moser & Cie MB&F Release

A Match Made In Heaven

The names Moser and MB&F brings to mind exquisite dials and boldness in design. Both are also among the most creative minds in the industry.  This collaboration between the two did not disappoint with the Endeavor Cylindrical TourbillonTourbillon A tourbillon is a complication in a mechanical watch that is designed to improve the accuracy of the watch by compensating for the effects of gravity on the balance wheel and escapement. It consists of a rotating cage that holds the balance wheel and escapement, which rotates on its own axis once per minute. This rotation helps to average out the positional errors caused by gravity, making the watch more accurate [Learn More]. Not only is it visually bold, technically phenomenal, it also a destro (the crownCrown The knob on the outside of the watch that you typically use to either wind the mainspring or set the time [Learn More] on the left).

Not surprised by the use of fumé dial, it combines nicely with the 3D tourbillion showing prominently above the dial. Although the display somewhat reminds me of the MB&F LM Thunderdome Triple-Axis tourbillon. For this collaboration though, the display is transparent, which allows you to see through it and admire the finishing of the movement behind it. But, let’s be honest, you didn’t get this watch to tell the time! 

Of course, the finishing is typical Moser with excellent bevellingAnglage Anglage is a decorative technique used in the finishing of mechanical watch movements. It involves beveling, polishing, and chamfering the edges of various movement components, such as the main plate, bridges, and gears, to create a smooth and polished look [Learn More] on the edges and no details spared on the polishing. 

Powering the watch is the HMC 810 movement, which is seen in the Endeavor Tourbillon, however, the movement is inverted in this case because the tourbillon is displayed at the 12 0’clock position instead of 6 o’clock, hence the destro crown. 

Additional changes were made to allow the hands to display on the disc above the dial. The carriage of the tourbillon is propped up vertically to display the hairspringHairspring The hairspring is a thin spring in a mechanical watch movement that is connected to the balance wheel. The balance wheel oscillates back and forth at a consistent rate, and the hairspring helps regulate these oscillations. The hairspring works by applying a restoring force to the balance wheel, which helps to keep the balance wheel oscillating at a consistent rate. The hairspring is also known as a balance spring. [Learn More]. On the back, the movement looks exactly like the ones seen with the perlagePerlage Perlage is a decorative technique used in the finishing of mechanical watch movements. It is a type of circular graining that involves making small, circular marks on the surface of various movement components, such as the main plate, bridges, and gears, using a specialized tool. The marks are arranged in a uniform pattern and are typically very small and closely spaced. This technique is used to enhance the aesthetic of the movement and it also helps to protect the movement from dust, dirt, and other debris. [Learn More] and beveled edges, since all the changes are made on the dial side.

The watch is fitted inside a 42mm case and stands at a tall 19.5mm. However, most of the height is due to the 6.5mm tall sapphire crystal to cover the 3D display of the dial and tourbillon. The actual case profile is only 13mm! Looking at the side of the case, it is very well finished with both polished sides that concave inwards and have a touch of fine brushed edges.

There are a total of 5 dial variations of this series and only 15 pieces will be made for each dial. Suggested retail price is $79,000 USD available starting on June 3rd.

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