Sunday, 8 March 2015

Pre-Basel 2015: Moser Goes Minimalist With The Endeavour Concept Watch Fumé (With Pricing)

Minimalism has long been a hallmark of H. Moser & Cie. timepieces, and the new Endeavour Concept Watch Fumé takes that idea to the absolute extreme, with a dial absent of any markings.



H. Moser & Cie. has always prized simplicity, evident from the beginning with the concise construction of its Perpetual Calendar. Drastic simplicity is what the Concept Watch Fumé is all about. Essentially a Endeavour Centre Seconds (formerly known as the Monard) with a dial stripped of all indices and text, the concept watch is left with only the graduated tones of the fumé, making them even more striking than usual.


Ostensibly to emphasise the tangible qualities of the watch, rather than a brand or logo, the unadorned dial of the Concept Watch Fumé is otherwise identical to the conventional fumé dials employed by the brand. It's finished with a sunburst brushing and a galvanic coating that gradually darkens towards the edge of the dial.



The movement inside is the HMC 343, a hand-wound calibre with a seven day power reserve indicated by a display on the rear of the watch. It's also equipped with the trademark interchangeable escapement module that can be swapped out during servicing for quicker turnaround.



Available only on special order, the Concept Watch Fumé is priced at approximately 22,000 Swiss francs before taxes.