H. Moser & Cie. unveiled today the Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic, another steel case model with integrated bracelet.
The improvement of this model started more than five years ago and the Streamliner name explains the inspiration behind it: the first high-speed trains from the Twenties and Thirties of the past Century.
In presenting it, Edouard Meylan, the CEO of H. Moser & Cie. remarked that the Streamliner is a chronograph which displays the time rather than a watch which features a chronograph.
The steel cushion case is 42.3 mm in diameter and 14.2 mm thick. It features an off kilter crown, adorned with an “M”, at 4 o’clock to harmonize with the two chronograph press catches set at 10 and 2 o’clock.
Topped by a slightly domed Glassbox-type sapphire crystal, the Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic offers dynamic water resistance to 12 ATM, i.e. chronograph and flyback functions can be activated underwater.
The dynamism of the watch is emphasized by the easily integrated steel bracelet, with articulated links designed to follow the shape of the wrist. Its fluid lines are highlighted by the combination of a vertical brushed finish with polished surfaces.
Brushed and polished surfaces characterize also the case that feature emptied and satin-finished structures on the sides, a design component typical of Moser timepieces.
The Streamliner is the first automatic chronograph with a central display to feature a flyback function for the minutes and seconds. This was possible thanks to another development created by the specialized Swiss company AGENHOR with help from the teams at H. Moser & Cie.
Showcased through the transparent sapphire crystal caseback, the self-windingCalibre HMC 902 beats at 21,600 vibrations each hour and offers 54 hours of force save thanks to its twofold barrel. The oscillating weight is not visible because it is placed between the development and the dial. This way, it is possible to completely appreciate the beautiful architecture and finishes of this 434-parts segment wheel development.
Featuring another anthracite shade of gray, the dial is fumé and griffé, with two tracks around the circumference to tally seconds and minutes. The 60 numeral at 12 o’clock brings to mind the stopwatches of the Sixties and Seventies.
The hands that measure the elapsed time (red for quite a long time and rhodium-plated for quite a long time) have a thicker base and a fine tip to guarantee amazing legibility, an unquestionable requirement for a chronograph. Legibility is additionally improved by the fact that the elapsed minute hand bounces instantly using the energy accumulated and then released by a snail cam equipping the caliber HMC 902.
To display the hours and minutes, the new Streamliner utilizes three-dimensional bended hands with inserts in Globolight, a ceramic-based material which contains Super-LumiNova.
The H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Ref. 6902-1200 is a limited edition of 100 pieces with a price of Swiss Francs 38,000. h-moser.com