Hot! H Moser & Cie celebrates Cortina Watch’s 50th Anniversary with a unique timepiece!

Endeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon X Cortina

CONTENT: Yiew Kai Jie

Designed by H Moser & Cie, Cortina Watch’s 50th Anniversary Endeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon Skeleton was made to celebrate the brand’s 50th anniversary and is a reflection of the shared values and long standing relationship between the two companies.

To celebrate its 5th decade in the watch industry, Cortina Watch has launched a number of unique and limited-edition timepieces with renowned watchmaking partners to mark its Golden Jubilee. H. Moser & Cie. has also unveiled an exquisite one-off collection that includes a limited edition timepiece made especially for and in conjunction with Cortina Watch’s anniversary festivities.

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Available in only 10 pieces, the watch is housed in the Endeavour case – a stellar example of H. Moser & Cie.’s contemporary interpretation of the classical round watch. Under its slightly domed sapphire crystal, the fully skeletonised cylindrical tourbillon movement enchants its wearer with its concentric motion.

The limited-edition Endeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon Skeleton features a one-minute flying tourbillon equipped with a cylindrical hairspring. Unlike typical tourbillons, a cylindrical tourbillon beats in a concentric motion, which is particularly mesmerising to watch as it genuinely resembles a beating heart. The hairspring, made by H. Moser & Cie.’s sister company, Precision Engineering, has two Breguet curves that helps reduce friction and improve isochronism. It also takes ten times longer to produce than conventional hairsprings.

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Encased in 18-carat red gold, this Endeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon Skeleton measures just 42mm in diameter. Under its slightly-domed sapphire crystal, rests a meticulously skeletonized dial with roman numerals, in addition to a sub-dial in H. Moser & Cie.’s signature fumé dial in the iconic Funky Blue colour. The pièce de résistance of this watch is adorned with the Moser “M”, whereas “Cortina Watch 50th Anniversary Since 1972” is inscribed on the sapphire crystal see-through case back. This remarkable timepiece is orchestrated by the calibre HMC 811, a self-winding, three-dimensional Manufacture movement that has been fully open worked. This watch also offers high precision and functionality through the use of an automatic bi-directional pawl winding system with a minimum power reserve of 74 hours.

“Although H. Moser & Cie. and Cortina Watch began an exclusive partnership in 2018, our association with the Meylan family began many years before that. We are truly grateful to have fostered a close-knit relationship across two generations, and hopefully many more beyond that.” said Mr Jeremy Lim, CEO of Cortina Watch.

“We are especially thrilled to be associated with Cortina Watch’s 50th anniversary and to have created this sculptural piece, designed to be a true work of art. The combination of the large, fully skeletonised movement with its contemporary look inspired by the industrial world, with the classical shape of the Endeavour case, as well as the contrast between the anthracite PVD finish on the main plate and the bridges with the red gold case, look absolutely stunning.” said CEO of H. Moser & Cie., Edouard Meylan.

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