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 Tourbillon. Not only is it visually bold, technically phenomenal, it also a destro (the crown 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 bevelling 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 hairspring. On the back, the movement looks exactly like the ones seen with the perlage 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.