At Dubai Watch Week 2023, H. Moser & Cie has added a new iteration to its highly coveted Streamliner collection. The Streamliner Small Seconds Blue Enamel watchoffers a seamless blend of exclusivity, performance, and craftsmanship. The latest model is meant for those who appreciate refined and high-performance watchmaking. The classic steel is enhanced by a refined silhouette and sleek proportions, housing the brand’s 18th Manufacture calibre.
GMT India takes a deep dive into what makes the new Streamliner watch an irresistible piece.
Case in Point
The 39 mm steel case is sleek in its cushion-shaped form, offering water-resistance of up to 120 metres. The shape draws inspiration from the curves and roundness of the first high-speed trains of the 20s and 30s, which are also the inspiration behind its name. The new variant, however, has been redesigned with elongated lines, thanks to the smaller dimensions of the new calibre HMC 500. The steel bracelet is integrated with the case, elegantly extending the curves of the case. With fluid, organic lines, the watch has an extremely complex construction. Each link is unique and articulated, showcasing subtle sophistication and flexibility.
Shades of Blue
H. Moser & Cie.’s love affair with vivid blue dials has been evident in the brand’s recent releases. With this version, the brand accentuates the steel case and bracelet with a grand feu enamel dial in Aqua Blue colour. The Maison’s signature fumé finish adds a subtle charm to the timepiece as well. The unique finish is achieved through several processes. After the gold base is engraved with a pattern, three colours are washed, crushed finely, and applied for an ombré effect. It takes 12 firings to create the fumé effect on a translucent grand feu enamel dial, where the lighter shades deepen gradually towards the centre. The result makes each dial unique.
Punctuating the edge of the dial are timeless steel applique indices. Essentially, the dial has been kept clean and no logo has been featured. The hours and minutes are displayed by the three-dimensional hands, made from two sections, and feature inserts with Globolight®, an innovative ceramic-based material, containing Super-LumiNova®. The offset small seconds is displayed at 6 o'clock on a lacquered subdial with a circular pattern, offering a beautiful contrast with the base dial.
The new automatic calibre HMC 500 drives the Streamliner Small Seconds Blue Enamel model. This is the 18th in-house Manufacture calibre. Speaking about the movement, Edouard Meylan, CEO of H. Moser & Cie., told media, "Our starting objective was to have a movement that was slim yet high-performance. We then spent a great deal of time working to optimise the dimensions, which is why we decided to integrate a micro-rotor for the first time in our history.” He went on to add, “Made from solid platinum, this micro-rotor is mounted on a ball bearing, equipped with a bi-directional pawl winding system and offers sufficient barrel torque to provide a power reserve of 74 hours."
Featuring open bridges, decorated with traditional Moser stripes and anthracite grey finishes, calibre HMC 500 has a highly contemporary appearance. The brand’s hallmark is proudly showcased on the micro-rotor.