Following H.Moser & Cie’s “Green Dragon” release last year, the brand has now released the Streamliner Centre Seconds with a brand new coloured fume dial. The Streamliner collection features quite a few variations of timepieces. Ranging from the simple three-hander and tourbillon models to perpetual timepieces to even wall clocks. This new timepiece is a special edition watch that will only be available for one year.
The design of the Streamliner Centre Seconds was inspired by (and named after) some of the first high-speed trains that emerged in the 1920s and 1930s. The 40mm cushion-shaped case has elegant rounded curves while seamlessly integrating itself into the bracelet. What this means is that it doesn’t have lugs like a standard watch would. The case also comes with different finishing techniques, from satin-finished forms on the sides to alternating brushed and polished surfaces on top.
The elegant curves of the case are matched beautifully on the integrated bracelet. The steel bracelet has an arch design that follows the shape of the wrist, which makes for a smoother and more comfortable fit. The finishing of the bracelet is as immaculate as the case itself, as it features a gentle wave combined with a vertical brushed finish with polished surfaces. While the bracelet appears to be single links integrated together from the front, the back of the bracelet shows that it’s actually three-piece links. Another nice design touch is that the links of the bracelet are shaped in the letter “M”, a nice reference back to the brand. This sophisticated and flexible bracelet was made to stand out from the norm.
While this case and bracelet design are not new, as it is featured in all of the timepieces in the Streamliner collection, the all-new colour on the fume dial certainly is. For the first time, H. Moser & Cie has added a smoked salmon dial as a colour option for their iconic fumé dials. Salmon-coloured dials have become a classic in the world of horology, and have grown ever more popular over the last few years.
When it comes to H.Moser and Cie, however, it was never going to be just a simple salmon-coloured dial. Termed “Smoked Salmon”, this dial colour goes through a broad spectrum of hues as the wrist moves and the dial plays with light. The colour variations range from chocolate to a golden hue. As this Streamliner Centre Seconds model is a special edition, H.Moser & Cie has given the dial a “griffe” finish. The griffe finish is a claw-like pattern or vertical brushed finish that we see on this dial. To round off this beautiful dial are the hour and minute hands, which are made from two sections that give them a three-dimensional view. The hands have an insert containing Globolight®, which is an innovative ceramic-based material that has Super-LumiNova ®.
CEO of H.Moser & Cie, Edouard Meylan, is excited with the addition of this new dial colour as he states “There is salmon and there is salmon. Our inspiration does not come from the traditional Atlantic salmon, or “Salmo salar” to give it its Latin name, but from its very rare cousin, the “Oncorhynchus kisutch”. Allowed to mature in total freedom and massaged each day by specialists using an oil infused with aromatic herbs picked from the slopes of the Himalayas, this species only eats crustaceans that have been pre-digested by pink flamingos. Each individual fish is smoked using a secret recipe made using Scottish whisky. This is what gives the flesh this exceptional colour, and is the inspiration behind our new dial.”
Underneath this beautiful dial is the brand’s in-house HMC 200 automatic calibre movement. The movement comes equipped with a regulating organ developed by Precision Engineering AG, which is the sister company of H.Moser & Cie. The HMC 200 movement gives out a very generous power reserve of 3 days. The watch comes with an open case back, which allows the wearer to see the finishing on the HMC 200 movement, such as the Moser double stripes and the engraved solid gold oscillating weight.
With salmon-coloured dials growing popular over the last few years, H.Moser & Cie has given their fresh take on this beautiful colour. The colour is being added to a timepiece that already has its own unique identity in the world of horology with its iconic case and bracelet design.
- Case: 40.0 mm
- Case Material: Steel
- Dial: Smoked Salmon griffé
- Crystal: Slightly domed sapphire crystal
- Water resistance: 120m (12 bar)
- Movement: HMC 200 automatic calibre
- Power reserve: Minimum 3 days
- Strap: Integrated steel bracelet folding clasp with three steel blades, engraved with the Moser logo.
Availability: May 2023
International Recommended Retail Pricing: CHF 19 900