A single stroke of the brush can sometimes communicate better than a well-assembled painting. The methodology behind the H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour collection is all about saying a lot with a few words. Imbibing the idea of minimalism, the Endeavour collection holds the distinction of being truly elegant inside the world of aesthetical beauty. With clean round dials and polished cases, the collection is home to exquisite and unique materials coupled with varied complications.
The Endeavour Centre Seconds series endows the true meaning of the Endeavour collection with its clean dials and dauphine hands. With no brand logo on the dial, the watches by H. Moser & Cie. are differentiated by a gradient texture on the dials also called fume. This was the trademark of H. Moser almost half a century ago and it still is. Inside the Endeavour Centre Seconds series, these fume dials provide the timepieces with depth and are coupled with cases made with rose or white gold and sometimes steel too. The Centre Seconds is also available in diamond-studded bezel variants with a 38mm dial. All the timepieces under the Endeavour Centre Seconds series are equipped with the in-house HMC 200 automatic movement.
A unique take on the wandering hours’ complication, the H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Flying Hours series tells the time in an engaging manner. With three discs on the dial and a rotating disc placed over these dials, the timekeeping duties are measured by a white marker beneath the carved-out hour markers on the three discs. Meanwhile, the minutes are displayed over the rotating disc. The Flying Hours is perfectly placed inside a white gold or a steel case with fume dials.
The Flying Hours is equipped with the in-house automatic movement, the HMC 806 with a power reserve of approximately 72 hours.
The Perpetual Calendar
A perpetual calendar consists of a date indicator, a month calendar, and a leap year marker. Fathom that there are 12 hours in a day and 12 months in a year is self-explanatory. But no other brand could picture this idea into a perpetual calendar. Inside the H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Perpetual Calendar series, the month is marked by the 12-hour indexes. Pointed by a tiny hand in the centre, the month is then complemented by a date window at the 3 o’clock marker and at the 6 o’clock marker is the small seconds’ sub-dial. Whereas, the power reserve indicator is fixed at the 9 o’clock marker. Now, being an ultra-minimalistic timepiece, the leap year marker had to be fixed at the back of the watch. At the case back, the leap year marker is denoted by a star-like wheel.
The Perpetual Moon & Minute Repeater
While crafting a simple set of timepieces, it gets difficult to fit in various complications. This is not the case with H. Moser & Cie. Adding two widely popular complications in its minimalistic collection, the brand displayed its watchmaking and aesthetic prowess. Be it the minute repeater or the perpetual moon, the Endeavour collection still holds the distinction of being a minimalistic watch. The H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Minute Repeater is fixed with a hammer and a gong at the 10 o’clock marker with a tourbillon placed at 6 o’clock. What makes these timepieces unique is that the gong is crafted like a wire circumnavigating the dial. This wire makes sure the acoustic of the repeater is uniformly spread and produces an exquisite sound.
Whereas, the moon phase inside the H. Moser & Cie’s Endeavour Perpetual Moon series is fixed at the 6 o’clock marker over an aventurine or a fume dial.
Inside the H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Tourbillon series, the one-minute tourbillon is fixed at the 6 o’clock marker. With many delectable variations, the Endeavour Tourbillon series is a feast to the eyes. With dial made with rare materials such as ox’s eye or falcon’s eye, the Endeavour Tourbillon series is more like a theatrical performance than just a timekeeper. The series is also home to the blackest colour in the world, the Vantablack. Vantablack is known to absorb 99.96% of the light that hits thus giving an impression of a flat surface.
Further raising its stakes for a more opulent watch, the Endeavour Tourbillon series also holds a timepiece with a diamond-studded bezel. Available in various case materials such as white gold rose gold and steel DLC.