We’re halfway through the thirteenth month of 2020, or at least it feels that way. What better antidote to all of this (/me gesticulates wildly) than to cast our eyes upon the latest work of art from Moser: a limited edition “electric blue” repeater going by the name of Endeavour.
Says H. Moser & Cie:
H. Moser & Cie. is orchestrating a dazzling ballet beneath a framework of titanium: hammers, chimes and a flying tourbillon spin in harmony on the dial of the Endeavour Concept Minute Repeater Tourbillon. To allow the passage of time to be both heard and admired, the Schaffhausen-based Manufacture is displaying this complex mechanism which sounds the hours on the dial side, choreographed against a brand-new shade, Electric Blue, and stripped of logo and indices. A welcome return back to basics, this purist approach allows all the beauty of the complication to be expressed without any unnecessary elements.
It’s limited to 20 pieces worldwide and costs 330,000 Swiss francs (roughly $370,000 USD), which likely means none of us here at WristWatchReview will be adding it to our watchbox anytime soon. But, that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate the craftsmanship, and ding-ding-ding, from afar.
The tech specs are as follows:
Reference 1903-0500, titanium model, Electric Blue dial, black alligator leather strap, limited edition of 20
Diameter: 43.0 mm/height: 14.0 mm
Sliding bolt with runner made from Teflon
See-through sapphire crystal case back
Crown adorned with an “M”
Electric Blue with sunburst pattern
Hammers and chimes on dial side
Leaf-shaped hour and minute hands
Hand-wound HMC 903 calibre
Diameter: 33.0 mm/height: 9.62 mm
Frequency: 21,600 Vib/h
Power reserve: 90 hours
Double Moser stripes on the plate and bridges
Movement and components hand-finished and decorated
One-minute flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock with skeletonised bridge
Hours and minutes
Minute repeater with hour, quarter-hour and minute chimes
Hand-stitched black alligator leather with red lining
Titanium pin buckle, engraved with the Moser logo