H. Moser Endeavour Dual Time Concept
Limited edition watches often come in the form of highly complicated showstoppers—and while I’ll be the first to admit that it’s nice to have your figurative gob smacked by a jaw-dropping new watch, every now and then it’s nice to see a bit of understated simplicity. The H. Moser Endeavour Dual Time Concept is a perfect example of that, managing to incorporate a second timezone into an effortlessly stylish and simple dial. We’ve seen previously what H. Moser & Cie can do with minimalist design with the Endeavour Perpetual Calendar, released least year—now it’s the dual timezones turn.
The beautiful fumé dial sets the tone for the rest of the watch, with its elegant colour-fade effect being both simple and impactful at the same time. Nothing interrupts the mesmerising expanse of the dial, save hands for the regular time, second time zone and small seconds. The way the GMT function works is straightforward and easy to read—the second time is displayed by a red hand, which can be hidden beneath the hour hand of the home time when not needed.
The movement that powers the watch, in the form of the in-house automatic calibre HMC 345, is no less sophisticated. It beats at 18,000vph and has a respectable power reserve of 72 hours. The watch makes use of H. Moser & Cie’s double-pull crown mechanism, which prevents accidental readjustment of the time, and the movement features a Straumann hairspring and Breguet overcoil.
The watch comes in both red gold and platinum, and each variation is limited to only ten pieces—which is probably what you should expect from a watch that puts such emphasis on minimalism. It will be interesting to see what other complications H. Moser & Cie can put the pared-down treatment to in future.