Cylindrical Tourbillon Limited Edition: Precision Meets Elegance - WATCHESPEDIA

Cylindrical Tourbillon Limited Edition: Precision Meets Elegance

Introduction to Cylindrical Tourbillon Limited Edition

H. Moser & Cie. presents the Streamliner Cylindrical Tourbillon Skeleton Alpine Limited Edition, the first fruit of its collaboration with Alpine Motorsports.

For this timepiece symbolizing the union between the two brands, H. Moser & Cie. wanted to create a design attuned to the aesthetic tastes of the stable's F1 drivers and endurance racing team: fine engineering visible from every angle, a bold character, a touch of color, and a comfortable strap which fits all wrists and is made from rubber for guaranteed durability.

And the result is a roaring success: a fully chiselled three-dimensional sculptural watch, which looks spectacular and is perfect for everyday wear thanks to its balanced proportions and 12 ATM water resistance.

Design and Mechanics of Cylindrical Tourbillon Limited Edition

H. Moser & Cie. chose its flagship Streamliner collection for the first model in its partnership with Alpine Motorsport. A very fitting choice if you think of the high-speed trains that inspired both the name and the curves of this line.

And, for the occasion, the Manufacture has removed all superfluous material, creating a fully skeletonized version that enables the movement to be admired from every angle.

Embodying precision and exceptional engineering, the Streamliner Cylindrical Tourbillon Skeleton Alpine Limited Edition is an ode to transparency and three-dimensionality.

Cylindrical Tourbillon Limited Edition

At the heart of this timepiece is a one-minute flying tourbillon fitted with a cylindrical hairspring positioned at 6 o'clock, which showcases the expertise of H. Moser & Cie.'s sister company, Precision Engineering AG.

Invented in the 18th century, the cylindrical hairspring rises perpendicularly around the upper stem of the balance spindle. A frequent feature on marine chronometers at the time, it offers the advantage of developing concentrically.

The cylindrical hairspring – fitted with two Breguet overcoils attached at two points – reduces the friction of the pivots and improves the isochronism properties, all the more so if the hairspring is combined with a tourbillon, as is the case here.

Nowadays, the cylindrical hairspring is difficult to produce because it requires expertise that has been lost.

Each cylindrical hairspring is shaped by hand, and it takes ten times as long to produce as a traditional hairspring. H. Moser & Cie. loves to play with contrasts, and here the brand has enjoyed combining traditional expertise with an ultra-modern watch.

Aesthetic Elements of Cylindrical Tourbillon Limited Edition

At 12 o'clock, the skeletonised main dial is topped with a small translucent domed dial, following the curve of the sapphire crystal and sporting the signature blue colour of H. Moser & Cie. and Alpine Motorsports, in a bright and distinctive shade thanks to the clarity of the synthetic spinel used.

Very high quality and difficult to machine, synthetic spinel brings intensity and added value to the watch.

Designed for discerning connoisseurs, the Streamliner Cylindrical Tourbillon Skeleton Alpine Limited Edition stands out thanks to its timeless elegance and understated sophistication.

With no logo at all, it features only a discreet engraving of the brand names on the reverse side, underlining its exclusivity and pure minimalist look.

The indices feature Super-Luminova®, while the inserts which top the hour and minute hands are made in Globolight®, guaranteeing perfect legibility even at night.

As for the strap, H. Moser & Cie. has opted for a blue moulded rubber strap which imitates the texture of a textile strap, prioritising comfort without compromising sophistication.

Durability and Functionality of Cylindrical Tourbillon Limited Edition

The automatic calibre HMC 811 is fully skeletonised on both the front and on the reverse side, where a large open-worked gold rotor can be seen oscillating.

The beauty of this movement is further enhanced by the lightness of the flying tourbillon, which twirls gracefully under the sapphire crystal.

This powerful, sleek timepiece is spectacular yet easy to wear thanks to its compact design. Water-resistant to 12 ATM, it is as perfect for sports as it is for dressy occasions.

The watch will be produced in a limited series of 100 pieces. H. Moser & Cie.'s own and unique take on Haute Horlogerie.

About H. MOSER & CIE

H. Moser & Cie. was created by Heinrich Moser in 1828. Based in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, it currently employs more than 90 people, has developed 18 in-house calibres to date and produces around 3,000 watches per annum.

Through its sister company Precision Engineering AG (PEAG), H. Moser & Cie. manufactures parts such as regulating organs and balance-springs, which are used for its own production as well as to supply its partner companies.

Independent company incorporated into Moser Watch Holding in 2012, Precision Engineering AG specialises in watch components for escapements, from their initial design to the production of a quality product ready to be integrated into the watch movement it must regulate.

H. Moser & Cie. is honoured to have a Moser family member with the company as Honorary Chairman and President of the Heinrich and Henri Moser Foundation.

The aim of the Moser Foundation, created by one of Heinrich Moser’s descendants, is to keep the family history alive and seek out antique pieces for the Moser Museum, located in Charlottenfels Manor, Heinrich Moser’s family home.

With its substantial watchmaking expertise and highly acclaimed experience in the sector, MELB Holding holds shares in H. Moser & Cie., Hautlence and Agenhor SA.

MELB Holding is an independent family group, based in the heart of the legendary Vallée de Joux.

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