Jan 19, 2023
H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Tourbillon Review
The Tourbillon, invented by Abraham-Louis Breguet in 1801, remains one of the most captivating complications in the realm of high horology.
The H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Tourbillon Concept in Funky Blue serves as an exceptional example of a tourbillon that artfully blends time-honored tradition with contemporary technology, all while maintaining a casual and stylish aesthetic.
H. Moser & Cie describes the tourbillon as a mechanism designed to counteract the effects of gravity on a watch's timekeeping precision. By placing the regulating organ and escapement within a constantly rotating device around a central axis, positional errors are effectively eliminated.
Introduced in 2017 by Swiss independent watchmaker H. Moser & Cie, this model boasts a minimalistic dial devoid of indexes or even a logo, and features a striking funky blue color. The modern and fitting 42mm case further enhances its appeal.
Taking center stage on the front is the H. Moser flying tourbillon with a patented double-hairspring.
Powered by the in-house caliber HMC 804, the Endeavour Tourbillon Concept in Funky Blue exudes a casual vibe through the use of materials like stainless steel, limited to 20 pieces, and a kudu leather strap that lends the watch a less formal appearance than a traditional tourbillon.
According to H. Moser & Cie, "Along with the sunburst pattern and gradient color effect of the fumé dial, this concept model takes a minimalistic approach by foregoing the logo and all other markings from the watch face."
H. Moser elaborates, "The HMC 804 is an automatic tourbillon movement which counteracts the effects of gravity in two ways: the one-minute flying tourbillon, and the patented double hairspring where two identical hairsprings compensate for any positional errors."
The back of the watch reveals the automatic caliber HMC 804, a double hairspring flying 60-second tourbillon that boasts exceptional precision and mesmerizes the wearer with its captivating motion against the partially open dial.
A noteworthy power reserve of 72 hours is impressive given the complexity of the watch. The movement is exquisitely decorated with traditional Côtes de Genève stripes.
The partially cut gold rotor allows for a clear view of the remarkable movement.
The only suggested improvement for this watch is the strap. We added an alligator strap in a blue jeans color, and it harmonizes perfectly with the dial.
In conclusion, the H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Tourbillon stands out as an exceptional choice for true connoisseurs of high horology.