For the first time in its history, the Schaffhausen – based Manufacture has revisited its time display methods to create a new, disc – based system. The mechanism is inspired by the planetary system s that led to the birth of modern, independent watchmaking. Adopting a technical approach that respects the elegant, understated style of H. Moser & Cie., the result is an exceptionally refined time measuring instrument. The Endeavour Flying Hours 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 H. Moser & Cie.’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 d is appearing to be replaced by the next hour. A hypnotic ballet that captivates the eye.
This piece marks a significant technological milestone in the history of H. Moser & Cie. 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. This fruitful collaboration has enabled multiple synergies to be created within the independent Swiss family group MELB Holding, which owns H. Moser & Cie., HAUTLENCE and Precision Engineering AG.
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.
The unmistakeable H. Moser style of irreverent Haute Horlogerie.