H. Moser & Cie.: Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic
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Over five years ago, H. Moser & Cie. started the development of an entirely new and unique product line. The idea was to design a steel case model with an integrated bracelet. The name of this collection is Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic, after the first high-speed trains from the Twenties and Thirties whose rounded and aerodynamic curves it evokes.
Edouard Meylan, CEO of H. Moser & Cie., explains: “We started with the bracelet, comfortable, elegant and different. We then designed this model around the chronograph function, as this was what we really wanted to highlight. The Streamliner is a chronograph which displays the time rather than a watch which features a chronograph. We preferred understatement, ergonomics, and legibility, opting for a central display with no sub dial: perfectly matching our minimalist philosophy. We took the very essence of the chronograph, and raised it to the next level”.
The Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic model features a steel cushion case 42.3 mm in diameter. With dynamic water resistance to 12 ATM, the chronograph function of the timepiece is useable underwater. Its off-centre crown, adorned with an “M”, balances the two chronograph push-buttons set at 10 and 2 o’clock. The case is topped by a subtly domed Glassbox type sapphire crystal, echoed by the see-through case back. These lines extend to the integrated steel bracelet, which is curved to follow the shape 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 exceptionally fluid lines, based on organic forms. All the links are articulated and feature a gentle wave combining a vertical brushed finish with polished surfaces.
When it comes to the movement, the Streamliner is the first automatic chronograph with a central display to feature a flyback function for the minutes and seconds. This new calibre was developed by AGENHOR with support from the teams at H. Moser & Cie. based on a philosophy very similar to the watchmaker’s famous perpetual calendar. The design is extremely complex but the end result is simple, legible, and minimalist, with an emphasis on functionality and ergonomics. The calibre HMC 902 allows the values to be read with greater accuracy. Featuring two chronograph hands, one for the minutes and one for the seconds, and two time display hands, one for the hours and one for the minutes.
Limited edition of 100 pieces
Case: Steel topped by a gently domed sapphire crystal Diameter: 42.3 mm Height: 14.2 mm Chronograph push-buttons at 10 and 2 o’clock Screw-in crown at 4 o’clock, engraved with an “M” See-through case back, engraved “Limited 100PCS” Dynamic water resistance to 12 ATM (allowing the chronograph and flyback function to be used underwater)
Bracelet: Integrated steel bracelet Folding clasp with three steel blades, engraved with the Moser logo
Dial: Blackor fumé and griffé Hour and minute hands with Globolight® inserts Minute track for the elapsed seconds and minutes Tachymeter on the flange
Movement: 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, placed 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 intermeshing of gears and to minimise accidental jumps when the chronograph is activated Tulip yoke allowing the chronograph to be triggered or released 434 components 55 jewels Power reserve: minimum 54 hours
Functions: Hours and minutes Chronograph with central display and indication of the elapsed minutes and seconds Flyback on the minutes and seconds Automatic