A Closer Look at the H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Flying Hours

Watch maker are evolving their designs everyday adapt themselves better to changing markets demands. Among the most important market demands that most successful business have to adapt to is the need for new designs. Humans soon get bored when the designs they first fell in love with become common. Moreover, when that happens, whoever gets to offer something new also gets to make the most sales. The only way to counter that is not to wait for your design to get outdated, but to offer new designs periodically after reaching a certain milestone of sales, or a specific period has elapsed. It’s with that in mind that leading watch makers such as H. Moser & Cie make frequent releases of watch models with varying designs each year.

The Dial and Case

Earlier this year, they release the Endeavour Flying Hours at the SIHH 2018. However, the new Endeavour Flying Hours deviates away from their traditional timepiece designs. The design still uses the endeavor case as well as the artistic sunburst dial.

The case is made of white gold and measures 12.3 mm high and 42 mm in diameter, and they signed the crown with an “M.” They have also made use of the wandering hours display design. The design isn’t totally unique but may have borrowed a leaf from brands such as Urwerk and even avant-grade watch designs from other watchmakers.

One that bears the closet resemblance to the use of a “disc display” is the Audemars Piguet Star Wheel. However, there is a distinction in that the Audemars Piguet has a central rotating carriage that spins that hour discs such that they align with the minute track. The Moser Endeavour Flying Hours uses a concept that’s similar to the Urwerk satellite hours that rates the central minutes track and hour discs simultaneously.

The uniquely designed dial has a planetary gear design that’s mounted on wheels, three smaller hour discs set beneath and around the sapphire minutes display. The minutes-mechanism moves the minutes track along a 240-degre arc by means of a rotating disc. To display the hour, an independently rotating hour disc has hour indicators that turn white sequentially, and align with the minutes track.

The Endeavour Flying Hours has a sporty elegance added to its design thanks to the choice of colors and materials. The sunburst’s Funky Blue color that covers the dial and the Kudu strap combine to give the sporty appearance but they are not too bold as to make it a fully casual watch. The Kudu is a wild animal that resembles antelope and resides in Africa. A Kudu’d hide is perceived as more “natural” because it has unique blemishes unlike calf leather.

The Movement

Moser & Cie chose to use the Calibre C806 on the Endeavour Flying Hours. The Calibre C806 is a joint product of Hautlence and H. Moser & Cie. It has the H. Moser & Cie’s HMC200 as the movement’s base thanks to its 3 days power reserve and the bi-direction winding system. You will also find it interesting that the HM200 has an oscillating weight made of gold, and some of its parts are produced in-house. The parts made in-house include the hairspring that by Precision Engineering, which is a sister company to Hautlence and H. Moser & Cie.

The movement has a decent finish of Geneve lines and beveled edges for its decorations quite reasonable for a watch that doubles up as a casual and official watch. Overall, it gives appearance lets users focus more on its technicalities than the appearance of the movement. You will therefore find you will enjoy most of its beauty simply by looking at it from the front.

Conclusion

You will find that the Endeavour Flying Hours is a perfect combination of excellent craftsmanship and artistry, to create a cleverly designed watch. It gives those who prefer classic watches an opportunity to try something new and unconventional without having to go overboard. However, others may see a shortcoming, in that they may have expected the new complication to receive a new casing, which would have made it stand out. The watch is priced at $32,000, and is a perfect wristwatch for those doing a balancing act between the classic wristwatch design and the modern watch designs. We will keep an eye on the Endeavour Flying Hours to see how deeply it will penetrate the market.


Add Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Kevin Mayer
20 Things You Didn’t Know About Kevin Mayer
10 Reasons to Add Peer to Peer Lending To Your Portfolio
Maryellis Bunn
20 Things You Didn’t Know About Maryellis Bunn
David Einhorn
20 Things You Didn’t Know About David Einhorn
HSBC
What the New Digital Banking Platforms are Looking Like
Apple Card
10 Drawbacks About Owning The Apple Card
Do You Really Need to Save That Much for an Emergency Fund?
10 Recession Proof Dividend Stocks You can Lean On
20 Ways Technology is Watching You Without You Knowing
Blockchain
Five Companies Leading the Way in Blockchain Technology
airplane technologies
20 Technologies That Will Rule the World in 2020
Chatbots
The Growing Use of Chatbots in Customer Service
The 20 Best Hotels in Sedona, Arizona
The 20 Best Things to Do in San Antonio for First Timers
Oceanside Municipal Pier in San Diego
The 20 Best Seafood Restaurants in San Diego
10 Reasons Puerto Vallarta Beach Club is the Ultimate Romantic Getaway
Best Ford Taurus Models
The 10 Best Ford Taurus Models of All-Time
Best Cadillac SRX Models
The 10 Best Cadillac SRX Models of All-Time
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
The 10 Best Mercedes GLC Models of All-Time
Best Cadillac Escalade Models
The 10 Best Cadillac Escalade Models of All-Time
The 20 Best Movado Watches of All Time
The 20 Best Gym Watches for 2020
Diesel Men's Master Chief Quartz Model DZ1206
The 20 Best Diesel Watches of All-Time
The 20 Best Skagen Watches of All-Time