Hands-On – H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Centre Seconds Automatic – When Simplicity Becomes Essential

By rolex
April 7, 2021
5 min read

As we previously showed a few times here, on Monochrome, the Schaffhausen-based assembling H. Moser & Cie. (otherwise called the Robin Hood of watchmaking… Those who realize will see, otherwise read this ) is about effortlessness and virtue of their watches, by r emoving even the logo on the dial and any sort of markers . In any case, effortlessness can likewise come from a presentation and usefulness, and for this situation, this word is nothing disparaging and I would even allude to essential… Something that the new H. Moser Cie. Try Center Seconds Automatic, introduced at Baselworld 2017, characterizes very well.

Hours, minutes and seconds… and that’s all. For a few, this implies “simple”. For others, this will lead to another idea, “essential”. This new H. Moser & Cie. Try Center Seconds Automatic is the pith of the brand, and not just in light of the fact that it just shows the time and… the time, however chiefly on the grounds that close by this basic appearance, it really summarizes everything the brand is. It is a work of art, a watch to become a foundation, yet it has all the components to become what H. Moser & Cie. should be: equilibrium of the extents, style of the shapes, reasonableness consistently, all around finished development, and that novel spot of Moser, obviously combined to a specific non-respect of the Swiss traditions.

What we have with this H. Moser & Cie. Attempt Center Seconds Automatic is in reality, from the start, basic. A 3-hander with all signs on the focal pivot. Don’t misunderstand me though, this showcase absolutely is the most normal and generally pragmatic of all. No date, no additional highlights from the outset, simply the time. However, this new watch stands apart for something else: the imbrication in a solitary watch of the relative multitude of notorious components of Moser. Also, the first is the dial. 4 adaptations will be accessible, and all element signature fumé colors (which means slope schemes, with the periphery of the dial hazier than the middle). Indeed, even the tones utilized quickly feel like Moser – crazy blue, midnight blue and smoky dark. On these dials, no engravings (no Swiss Made, no automatic, no model name) simply the logo of the brand (for once…)

Hands and files are additionally traditional to the brand, with prolonged and polished leaf hands combined to faceted applied records. Generally, thanks to the fumé dials, the Endeavour Center Seconds Automatic doesn’t feel unfilled or excessively perfect. Despite what might be expected, these watches are exuberant and play seriously with the surrounding light. The cases, here made of 18k white or 18k red gold, are currently however sensibly proportioned: 40mm in breadth, 10.7mm in thickness. An ideal all-rounder. They show more powerful bends and patched up lines, compared to more established watches of the brand, yet they keep the by and large particular shape that make style and creativity, with a sunken bezel and curved casebands. A few sections are polished, some are vertically brushed, making a rather unique case – and we realize that a traditional watch with an exemplary case can some of the time feel boring.

New show implies here new development, or if nothing else the utilization interestingly of the in-house automatic development in a traditional watch (this development was utilized in the energetic Pioneer assortment as of now). The Endeavour Center Seconds Automatic is fueled by an automatic type, with focal rotor (very uncommon for the brand, more used to physically twisted developments), welcoming some reasonableness consistently. The HMC 200 flaunts a 3-day power hold when completely twisted by its huge engraved gold wavering weight. The finishing is charming, of course, with Moser twofold stripes, polished points and perlage on the fundamental plate. The customary highlights of Moser developments are here: directing organ produced by Precision Engineering AG, H. Moser & Cie.’s sister company, Straumann Hairspring with level overcoil and interchangeable directing organ (to encourage administration operations).

With this new Endeavour Center Seconds Automatic, H. Moser & Cie. doesn’t recharge the idea of the brand and doesn’t exaggerate. What they made is a column watch, intended to become an exemplary for the coming years. However, don’t see this simple 3-hander as traditionalist. It has the right harmony among dressy and easygoing (thanks to 40mm case and its rather complex shape), it has some innovation with ties in surprising materials (plaited leather, for a vintage and neat look, or the mark crude kudu leather) and a particular look with these vivacious and colorful fumé dials. In general, there’s a ton going on this Endeavour Center Seconds Automatic, even with just 3-hands. More subtleties on  www.h-moser.com .

Specifications of the H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Center Seconds Automatic

  • Case: 40mm width x 10.7mm thickness – 18K white gold or 18k red gold – polished and brushed – sapphire precious stone and transparent case-back
  • Movement – Caliber HMC 200 – in-house – 32mm measurement – automatic – 3-day power hold – 18,000vph – hours, minutes, seconds
  • Straps: earthy colored or dark gator leather lash or kudu leather tie – gold pin buckle
  • Price: CHF 19,900
  • Reference 1200-0400, 18-carat red gold model, signature fumé dial, earthy colored crocodile leather strap
  • Reference 1200-0401, 18-carat red gold model, midnight-blue fumé dial, earthy colored croc leather strap
  • Reference 1200-0200, 18-carat white gold model, signature fumé dial, dark gator leather strap
  • Reference 1200-0201, 18-carat white gold model, Funky Blue dial (sky-blue fumé), kudu leather strap