Presented at SIHH 2018 haute-horlogerie exhibition, the Endeavour Flying Hours by H. Moser & Cie. represents a major step for the Schaffhausen-based Manufacture. This remarkable modular development is based on its automatic HMC 200 calibre, which has been modified to create the C806 movement.
The signature H. Moser & Cie. Funky Blue dial features several planetary gears mounted on star wheels: in the centre, the main disc in sapphire displays the minutes on a 240° sector; three smaller discs bearing the hour numerals are arranged around it. Each planetary gear rotates on its own axis, revealing the hour in a display inspired by the original planetary systems. The wide display angle of 240° gives the Endeavour Flying Hours highly accurate legibility.
The hour discs, which are so well integrated as to be almost invisible, blend into the main dial ensuring the aesthetic stays true to the brand’s signature minimalist style. To enhance the mechanism’s legibility, the current hour numeral appears in white, following the minute disc as it completes a revolution before disappearing to be replaced by the next hour.
The automatic C806 calibre that powers the Endeavour Flying Hours was developed and produced jointly by HAUTLENCE and H. Moser & Cie., and is based on the HMC 200 calibre from H. Moser & Cie. With a minimum power reserve of three days, the C806 movement is equipped with a bi-directional winding system powered by an oscillating weight in solid red gold. The escapement and hairspring are produced in-house by Precision Engineering AG, a sister company of H. Moser & Cie. and HAUTLENCE.
For the strap of the Endeavour Flying Hours, H. Moser & Cie. has opted for beige kudu leather with a raw finish to add an unconventional touch to this highly refined and timelessly elegant model, which is available in a limited edition of 60 pieces.
Model: Endeavour Flying Hours
Reference 1806-0200, white gold model, Funky Blue dial equipped with 3 discs for the hours and a central sapphire disc for the minutes, beige kudu leather strap, limited edition of 60 pieces
Solid 18-carat white gold
Diameter: 42.0 mm, height: 12.3 mm
See-through sapphire crystal case-back
Screw-in crown adorned with an “M”
Funky Blue with sunburst pattern
1 central disc in sapphire for the minutes
3 open-worked discs in Funky Blue for the hours
Automatic C806 Manufacture calibre developed by HAUTLENCE and H. Moser & Cie.
Oscillating weight made from solid 18-carat red gold
Diameter: 32.0 mm
Height: 6.5 mm
Frequency: 21,600 Vib/h
Power reserve: minimum 72 hours
Automatic bi-directional winding system
Original Straumann Hairspring® with flat overcoil
Planetary display of hours and minutes
Beige kudu leather
18-carat solid white gold pin buckle, engraved with the Moser logo