H. MOSER & CIE. STREAMLINER CHRONOGRAPH GETS FUNKY
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Streamliner: the line released in 2020 by H. Moser & Cie, it is quickly becoming the must-have model. This collection is characterised by the seamless integration of its steel bracelet with the cushion-shaped case. Steel on steel, in true Moser-style. After the success of its Chronograph Flyback Automatic with a grey fumé dial and of its three-hand watch, H. Moser & Cie. is unveiling the Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic Funky Blue, featuring the now eponymous dial.
In Haute Horlogerie, it is the details which make all the difference. With the Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic Funky Blue, H. Moser & Cie. has created a piece which brings together harmonious proportions, fluid forms and high-end finishes, all presided over by this colour which has become an iconic part of the H. Moser & Cie. palette: Funky Blue. As with all models in the Streamliner collection, this chronograph has rounded curves, evoking the very first high-speed trains from the Twenties and Thirties whose name it adopts.
A shaped watch with a steel cushion case and a generous diameter of 42.3 mm, the Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic Funky Blue is water-resistant to 12 ATM in both passive and dynamic modes. Its off-centre crown, adorned with an “M”, is positioned at 4 o’clock. It balances the two push-buttons located at 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock. Designed as a sculptural piece, this case features harmonious proportions and beautiful aerodynamics. It is topped by a subtly domed Glassbox type sapphire crystal, echoed by the see-through case-back. These curves extend to the integrated steel bracelet, which is elegantly arced to follow the line of the wrist; the unique design of the links ensures that it sits perfectly on even the most slender of wrists. Highly complex in construction, this bracelet has fluid lines, based on organic forms. All the links are articulated and feature a gentle wave combining a vertical brushed finish with polished surfaces. The bezel has a sunray brushed finish; the case has alternating brushed and polished surfaces, with hollowed and satin-finished forms on the sides, in a nod to the traditional unusual shapes typical of Moser cases.
Around the edge of the Funky Blue dial, the red and white outer track measures the seconds while the inner track counts the minutes. At midday, the 60 numeral dominates the dial, harking back to the stopwatches of the Sixties and Seventies, when legibility and functionality were key. Of course, for a chronograph, accuracy is everything: this is ensured by the choice of hands to measure the elapsed time, which have a thicker base and a fine tip, like those found on counters in cars or measuring instruments. With legibility always at the forefront, H. Moser & Cie. has opted for a red seconds hand, while the minute hand is rhodium-plated. The manufacture has chosen three-dimensional curved hands to indicate the hours and minutes, formed of two sections and featuring inserts made from Globolight®, an innovative ceramic-based material which contains Super-LumiNova®.
As for the movement, the Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic Funky Blue is equipped with the calibre developed by AGENHOR, with support from the teams at H. Moser & Cie. The design of this movement is complex, yet focused on simplicity, legibility, and minimalism, whilst showcasing its practical and ergonomic side with a central display. The first automatic chronograph with a central display equipped with a flyback function on the minutes and seconds, the Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic Funky Blue offers more accurate time reading, with an emphasis on understatement. In the centre of the movement, the most discerning eyes will spot a cam sculpted into the shape of a figurine with pointed ears, recalling a certain cartoon legend and star of superhero films. This secret, aimed at those in the know, demonstrates that there is room for a little humour even in the world of traditional watchmaking.
6902-1201, steel model, Funky Blue fumé dial, steel integrated bracelet
Steel topped by a gently domed sapphire crystal Diameter: 42.3 mm Height without sapphire crystal: 12.1 mm Chronograph push-buttons at 10 and 2 o’clock Screw-in crown at 4 o’clock adorned with an engraved “M” See-through case-back Dynamic water resistance to 12 ATM (allowing the chronograph and flyback function to be used underwater)
Integrated steel bracelet Folding clasp with three steel blades, engraved with the Moser logo
Funky Blue fumé Hour and minute hands with Globolight® inserts Minute track for the elapsed seconds and minutes Tachymeter on the flange
Calibre HMC 902 developed with AGENHOR for H. Moser & Cie., self-winding movement Diameter: 34.4 mm or 15 1/4 lignes Height: 7.3 mm Frequency: 21,600 vibrations/hour Bi-directional winding Tungsten oscillating weight, positioned between the movement and the dial Double barrel Column wheel chronograph Two-stage chronograph mechanism Horizontal clutch with friction wheel; smooth wheel equipped with micro-teeth to avoid any issues when the teeth intermesh and reduce unwanted jerks when starting the chronograph Tulip yoke allowing the chronograph to be triggered or released 434 components 55 jewels Power reserve: minimum 54 hours
Hours and minutes Chronograph with central display and indication of the elapsed minutes and seconds Flyback on the minutes and seconds Automatic