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H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Flying Hours
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H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Flying Hours

Tuesday, 16 January 2018
By The FHH Journal editors
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The Endeavour Flying Hours is the first watch from H. Moser & Cie to show the time using a satellite system of discs, without straying from the clean aesthetic for which the brand is known.

The signature H. Moser & Cie Funky Blue dial features several planetary gears mounted on star wheels: in the centre, the main disc in sapphire displays the minutes on a 240° sector; three smaller discs bearing the hour numerals are arranged around it. Each planetary gear rotates on its own axis, revealing the hour in a display inspired by the original planetary systems. The wide display angle of 240° gives the Endeavour Flying Hours highly accurate legibility. The hour discs, which are so well integrated as to be almost invisible, blend into the main dial, ensuring the aesthetic stays true to H. Moser & Cie’s signature minimalist style. To enhance the mechanism’s legibility, the current hour numeral appears in white, following the minute disc as it completes a revolution before disappearing to be replaced by the next hour.

Endeavour Flying Hours © H. Moser & Cie
Endeavour Flying Hours © H. Moser & Cie

This piece marks a significant technological milestone in the history of H. Moser & Cie. The automatic C806 calibre that powers the Endeavour Flying Hours was developed and produced jointly by Hautlence and H. Moser & Cie., and is based on the HMC 200 calibre from H. Moser & Cie. With a minimum power reserve of three days, the C806 movement is equipped with a bi-directional winding system powered by an oscillating weight in solid red gold. The escapement and hairspring are produced in-house by Precision Engineering. This fruitful collaboration has enabled multiple synergies to be created within the independent Swiss family group MELB Holding, which owns H. Moser & Cie, Hautlence and Precision Engineering AG.

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