Jun. 06, 2019
Strongly inspired by the pilot-watches of the 1920s and antique pocket watches in general, the piece somehow still looks utterly modern and fun.
A pleasantly round steel case measuring 42-mm and featuring tapered lugs as well as a notched crown, traditional railway minute track complemented with minute indexes, 3D appliqué Arabic numerals and the sword-shaped hands both coated with luminescent pigment – you know a classical pilot’s watch when you see one. However the electric-blue dial with sunburst pattern really adds a dynamic touch to the entire classical design, not mentioning the one-minute flying tourbillon with skeletonized bridges 6 o’clock. The strap in raw caramel-colored kudu leather featuring white stitching further breaks with the traditional codes.
The tourbillon is an interchangeable module, assembled and regulated separately to the movement. Visible behind its bridges beats the HMC 804 automatic calibre designed, developed and produced entirely by H. Moser & Cie. It features a three-day power reserve, a double flat hairspring and the oscillating weight with a bi-directional pawl winding system which reduces the time required to fully wind the watch. The oscillating weight is skeletonized, revealing the beautifully decorated mechanism through the transparent caseback.