Enfant Terrible H. Moser & Cie Goes Subtle With A New Streamliner
This Swiss manufacture gives its integrated steel sports watch the funky blue treatment.
H. Moser & Cie, the indisputable enfant terrible of the Swiss horological scene (see: the bonkers Swiss Icons watch, mechanical ‘Apple’ watch, and the Swiss Made watch—complete with a real cheese case), is back with a contemporary take on its Streamliner.
The H. Moser & Cie Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic Funky Blue 2.0 sees the Schaffhausen-based manufacture introduce its new transparent lacquer logo to the model. Defined by clean, fluid lines and a singular silhouette, the signature cushion-shaped case and integrated bracelet are crafted from steel, with a wearable diameter of 42.3mm.
Fumé (or gradient) dials are a specialty of the manufacture, with H. Moser & Cie applying the technique to the newcomer in its Funky Blue shade. Placing an emphasis on legibility, the chronograph features a subtle minute track and a tachymeter scale on its flange. the transparent lacquer logo sits under 12 o’clock, serving as a secret signature for those in the know. “The brand must take a back seat to its creations, with H. Moser & Cie. remaining synonymous with minimalism, refined elegance and understatement,” says the manufacture of the design choice.
Powered by the calibre HMC 907, the timepiece is equipped with a 72-hour power reserve and is water resistant to 120 metres. The movement has been treated to a contemporary finish—visible through the sapphire glass caseback, it has the Moser stripes angled at 45° and anthracite grey rhodium-plating on the bridges and main plate. The tungsten oscillating being sits between the dial and movement, allowing for increased visibility of the chronograph and column wheel operation.
“The Streamliner draws a connection between our history, which dates back almost 200 years, and a very promising future,” explains Edouard Meylan, CEO of H. Moser & Cie. “Since we acquired the brand in 2012, we have increased annual production fivefold and turnover eightfold, and our profitability as a group greatly exceeds that of the average Swiss watch company. The Streamliner collection has been a formidable boost, but we are taking care to maintain a balance between our four lines, each of which has its own personality and characteristics.”
Limited to 100 examples, the Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic Funky Blue 2.0 is priced at approx. $75,000 (45,000CHF).
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