It’s consistently a touch of overwhelming to review a straightforward 3-hand dress watch in light of the fact that, on the whole, they will in general direct in favor of ‘traditionalist, exemplary, downplayed tastefulness’ and can have you thumbing through your Thesaurus in search of one more approach to communicate ‘moderate, exemplary, downplayed polish’. Fortunately, when it comes to H.Moser & Cie., things are extraordinary. Although the Endeavor Center Seconds Automatic is Moser’s least difficult 3-hand dress watch and is the brand’s translation of a ‘classic in the making’, it talks an undeniably more contemporary language than a significant number of its friends, more in line with the occasions and the brand’s unavoidable philosophy. The two watches we are taking a gander at today – one in red gold and the other in white gold – might be connected yet the mentality they communicate couldn’t be more unique.
The embodiment of H. Moser & Cie.
Moser is eminent for its moderate style and appealing fumé dials. What looks basic on a superficial level regularly gives a false representation of shrewd mechanical arrangements that energize complications like interminable schedules and tourbillons . With no pointless naming on the dial – and on occasion without even the brand name on the dial, as we saw on the Endeavor PC Purity – the magnificence of a Moser is that you can spot it from a long ways off. Practically 90% of Moser’s dials are fumé, which means a lighter resonance in the middle that heightens on the boundaries, frequently alluded to as a slope dial. Housed in wonderfully proportioned valuable metal cases (with exemptions like the lively Pioneer in steel) Moser figures out how to decipher its stylish contemporary esthetic across the entirety of its watch lines. Combined with in-house developments that are imagined, created and delivered within the brand’s assembling in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Moser bundles a one of a kind, extravagance item that stands apart from the group. In any case, there is one fixing missing from the blend and that is Moser’s non-traditionalist method of communicating its items and its main goal to adhere to a meaningful boundary between what comprises a really 100% Swiss made watch and what many driving brands guarantee is a Swiss made watch.
Cool out of control blue and white gold or smooth champagne and red gold?
Both Endeavor models display wonderful fumé dials with a similar lengthened applied records and exquisite leaf-shaped hands. Housed in 40mm cases with a thickness of 10.7mm, the Endeavor family case is the brand’s high-end case, generally saved for complications . You can feel the delightful and lavish weight of the gold, and like other Endeavor watches, the case has a delicately bended ergonomic back making this watch especially comfortable on the wrist. With exchanging polished and vertically brushed parts, the unique lines of the case are accentuated.
The white gold model comes with an out of control blue dial, presumably the most famous tone of dial and the shading that put Moser on the ‘guide of cool’. Very few upscale watch brands would go similarly as arranging a tone as ‘astounding’, however this is where Moser varies. Moser realizes how to converse with a more youthful, hipper group and combining an extravagant white gold watch with the ragged allure of a crude kudu leather tie is right on the money. Kudu is a surprising sort of leather sourced from gazelles and characterized by regular scratches and scars because of the bush habitat of these creatures. The impact of kudu, somewhat like stone-washed pants, solidifies the stylish, easygoing nature of this watch.
The red gold Endeavor is a completely extraordinary pot of fish. The combination of warm red gold and the mark fumé dial (which can best be depicted as a champagne-dim tone, contingent upon the light) and the handsome plaited leather lash, loans this watch a more stylish, smooth character, practically Italian in appearance. In a nutshell, the red gold model oozes a smooth, man-about-town sort of look that diverges from the more laid-back character of the crazy blue white gold model.
In-house automatic development HMC 200
As a watch trying to become your regular companion, Moser has prepared the Endeavor Center Seconds with a viable automatic development with 3 days/72 hours of self-sufficiency (which means you can take it off on Friday before the activity pressed end of the week and lash it on again on Monday without overlooking anything). Type HMC 200 is outfitted with a managing organ fabricated by Precision Engineering AG, Moser’s sister company, and a Straumann hairspring. Like every one of Moser’s watches, the directing organ is interchangeable to encourage administration activities. The sapphire caseback permits a perspective on the enormous engraved gold wavering weight and the hallmark Moser twofold stripes, polished points and perlage.
Rebel with a reason: a touch of irreverence
The last fixing that separates Moser from the group is the brand’s unpredictable approach to communication, which has figured out how to raise a ruckus the watch business. Who can fail to remember the Swiss Mad watch with its case produced using 100% Swiss cheese? Incredibly entertaining but a compelling method of scorning the “Swiss Made” mark that necessitates that solitary 60% of the components in a watch be of Swiss root. For H. Moser, a brand with a high level of assembling self-governance equipped for creating all the components of a watch – including the hairsprings – 60% was offending to genuine watchmakers and chose to eliminate the Swiss Made mark from every one of its watches .
The white gold Endeavor Center Seconds Automatic model highlighted in this article comes on a crude kudu lash while the red gold model is fitted with a plaited leather tie. Both models retail for CHF 19,900. More subtleties on www.h-moser.com .