The Streamliner Centre Seconds Smoked Salmon, an H. Moser & Cie. special-edition timepiece (Ref. 6200-1207), is a new addition to the brand’s Streamliner Centre Seconds catalogue. It succeeds the Streamliner Centre Seconds Matrix Green model. Available only for a year, the three-hand watch has a vintage feel to it that complements the elegance of the design.
The timepiece draws inspiration from and is named after the first high-speed trains of the 1920s and 1930s. The 40 mm cushion-shaped steel case comes without lugs and has a fully integrated steel bracelet. The water resistance offered is 120 metres.
The Streamliner Centre Seconds Smoked Salmon stays true to the unusual shapes that Moser cases are typically known for. The case middle has hollowed and satin-finished forms on the sides and alternating brushed and polished surfaces. The steel bracelet is appropriately curved, allowing the watch to sit comfortably on the wearer’s wrist. All links of the bracelet are articulated and feature a gentle wave, combining a vertical brushed finish with polished surfaces. The folding clasp has three steel blades, engraved with the Moser logo. The caseback is see-through and the screw-in crown is adorned with an ‘M’.
The brand new fumé dial, called Smoked Salmon, lends a vivid vintage touch to the watch. A classic in Haute Horology, the colour shifts through a variety of hues, based on how light falls on the dial when the wearer moves his or her wrist. The dial — that has a griffé finish as well — moves from chocolate to gold and even ensures a surprising mirror effect. The three-dimensional hours and minutes hands feature inserts with Globolight®, an innovative ceramic-based material containing Super-LumiNova®.
Speaking on the salmon colour and why this model’s dial may look different from other salmon dials, H. Moser & Cie. CEO Edouard Meylan said, “Our inspiration does not come from the traditional Atlantic salmon or ‘Salmo salar’, to give it its Latin name, but from its very rare cousin, the ‘Oncorhynchus kisutch’. Allowed to mature in total freedom and massaged each day by specialists using an oil infused with aromatic herbs picked from the slopes of the Himalayas, this species only eats crustaceans that have been pre-digested by pink flamingos. Each individual fish is smoked using a secret recipe made with Scottish whisky. This is what gives the flesh this exceptional colour and is the inspiration behind our new dial.” The Streamliner Centre Seconds Smoked Salmon watch is run by the HMC 200 automatic calibre, which is designed, developed and produced entirely in-house. It comes equipped with a regulating organ, manufactured by Precision Engineering AG, the sister company of H. Moser & Cie. The HMC 200 calibre — decorated with the famous Moser double stripes — houses a large, engraved, solid gold oscillating weight and ensures a minimum three-day power reserve.