It seems a few months have passed since the presentation of the first Streamliner model by H. Moser & Cie. Instead it was 2020 and I still remember that I was struck by the fluid and soft design of this watch, with a personality of its own that would leave you speechless due to the high quality level of its finishes.
After a chronograph version, a 3-hand automatic and a perpetual calendar, over the Geneva Watch Days 2022 H. Moser & Cie. Presented the new Stramliner Tourbillon Vantablack with a small opening in the dial that highlights this mechanical complication surrounded by deep darkness.
In addition to the complication, which remains an important evolution and a sign of maturity of the Streamliner collection, what is striking is its sophisticated appearance dictated by the18K 5N red gold case and bracelet.
The case finishes still maintain the technical characteristic of radial brushing on the top, with polished bevels on the middle case and a brushed band in the center. The comfortable “lobster tail” bracelet, one of the Streamliner's most distinctive elements, is also made of gold and still mostly brushed. The change of material certainly makes it a more sophisticated and less sporty watch.
What about the dial? H. Moser & Cie. In this sense is always a certainty for the ability to amaze, finding extraordinary color palettes. For its Streamliner Tourbillon, the house opted for the Vantablack. A black color to the nth degree, without logo, covered with an innovative material created in 2012 and considered the darkest substance in existence. Composed of juxtaposed carbon nanostructures, it absorbs 99,965% of light and is regularly used in astrophysics for telescopes and by the military as a thermal camouflage.
In the Streamliner Tourbillon, the darkness is interrupted to showcase the protagonist of the watch… the tourbillon. The dial has a sandwich construction, with the indexes fixed to the back of the dial via a plate, and the hands have Globolight luminous inserts.
Inside the case is the in-house caliber HMC 804: an automatic movement with a bidirectional winding system, which is capable of reaching up to 3 days of power reserve. The central rotor is in solid gold. The one-minute tourbillon features a double hairspring, manufactured in-house by the sister company of H. Moser & Cie. Precision Engineering AG. Thanks to this solution, the movement of the point of gravity on each spiral, when it expands, is corrected and the friction effect reduced, greatly improving accuracy and isochronism.
THEH. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Tourbillon Vantablack, is priced at CHF 109.000 (including tax) and is not a limited edition.
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