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H.Moser X MB&F - Entwined destinies

H.Moser X MB&F Entwined destinies

Endeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon H. Moser × MB&F.

Many were not yet aware that H. Moser & Cie operates on a principle similar to the Friends of MB&F. These are partial participants in the development of a project, or major partners, who bring vision, design and even a movement to a timepiece. Yet they remain secret… except in the case of the Endeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon H. Moser × MB&F. A sister project, a mirror watch, a high complication counterpart of the LM 101 MB&F x H. Moser, this tourbillon is also a Friends-inspired Moser and a Moserized MB&F. What does it have of MB&F ? An offcentered and tilted display principle reminiscent of the LM Thunderdome, but with a flat flying tourbillon. The height of these elements requires the use of a wide dome-shaped sapphire crystal. And what does it embody of Moser ? A steel case from the Endeavour collection, a fumé dial in an Ice Blue color, devoid of any indication, and a sapphire crystal subdial bearing its name. Finally, for the first time, a Moser watch welcomes a cylindrical balance-spring, coiled in the shape of a vertical tube. It is identical to the one used on the LM Thunderdome, but used here in a simpler tourbillon mechanism. This is more than just a special touch, but instead the very foundation of the project itself.

Entwined destinies

Endeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon © H. Moser & Cie × MB&F

Technical Specifications:
Case : steel, with high domed sapphire crystal on top and
transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Size: 42mm in diameter, 19.6 mm thick
Movement: mechanical self-winding, HMC810 caliber, 72-hour power reserve, flying tourbillon, cylindrical balance-spring
Functions: Off-centered hours and minutes
Dial: Sunburst gradient-patterned Ice Blue
Strap: black crocodile
leather with steel folding clasp Limited series of 15

 

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H. Moser & Cie. was created by Heinrich Moser in 1828. Based in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, it currently employs around 60 people, has developed 14 in-house calibres to date, and produces more than 1,500 watches per year.

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