The “Concept” concept by H. Moser & Cie. has been generally utilized as of late, with watches void logos, markers or files (not even the Swiss-made notice). The thought is to zero in on the watch and its execution, rather than on promoting and logotypes. With regards to this concept, at Baselworld 2019 Moser launches a watch that targets catching the genuine pith of the minute repeater. Decreased to its most insignificant articulation, the chiming components are shown on the dial accompanied by a flying tourbillon – nothing else. However, making something straightforward includes complexity. Meet the H. Moser & Cie. Attempt Concept Minute Repeater Tourbillon.
Moser’s “Concept” watches have the huge favorable position of being perfect to such an extent that when something is added to their dials it promptly becomes the star of the watch. With nothing around to divert, the spotlight is focused solely on one component. This was the raison d’être of the new Endeavor Minute Repeater and this haute horlogerie and customary complication was put smack on the dial – and not through the dial (as often seen) or under the dial (as much more often seen).
The magnificence of this new H. Moser & Cie. Minute Repeater comes from the whole chiming mechanism set over the dial. We as a rule see hollowed dials that uncover a few pieces of the hammers and gongs. Here, these two components are hovering over a dark lacquered dial, making extraordinary differentiation and prompt spotlight on the complication. However, basic thoughts often uncover complex execution. For this watch, the brand has built up another development, type HMC 903, together with MHC Manufactures Hautes Complications SA – a development creator worked in chiming watches.
Having the hammers and gongs over the dial was challenging, both technically and spatially to keep the measurements sensible – particularly with the expansion of a flying tourbillon. With the whole chiming mechanism set on top of the development and the watch, the thought was to have the gongs wound one close to another one on a solitary level – and not one over the other on two levels, the old style way. Additionally, these gongs are bended and not level all together not to venture over the tourbillon. Tuning round gongs is now challenging, however having them shaped is significantly more complex when it comes to giving them the ideal tone.
The aftereffect of this complex architecture is a watch that keeps up sensible measurements – 43mm x 14mm – while offering an amazing, cleaned up view on two high-end complications – the repeater and the tourbillon. The case, here in 18k white gold, likewise has a complex development. The trigger impelling the repeater is incorporated onto the primary plate and not the situation, to acquire space. The case has been to a great extent hollowed inside – repeaters need space to make reverberation and thus harmonious and amazing sound.
The flying tourbillon, noticeable under a skeletonized confine, is mounted on metal balls to decrease grinding and thus improve chronometry. It traditionally beats at 3Hz and the hand-wound development has a comfortable 90-hour power save when completely twisted. The development is flawlessly finished with twofold Moser waves, screwed gold chatons and sloped bridges.
The watch is deliberately unadulterated and traditional, with a dark tie matching the dial – just to keep the piece exquisite, cautious and focussed on its complications. The H. Moser & Cie. Attempt Concept Minute Repeater Tourbillon is a fascinating blend of contemporary and conventional themes. Cost and accessibility to be affirmed. More subtleties at www.h-moser.com .