THE FUSION OF PRECISION, ELEGANCE AND MECHANICAL PERFORMANCE

Neuhausen am Rheinfall, April 18th, 2024

Moser & Cie. presents the Streamliner Cylindrical Tourbillon Skeleton Alpine Limited Edition, the first fruit of its collaboration with Alpine Motorsports. For this timepiece symbolising 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 colour, 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.

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 skeletonised 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. 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.

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.

The automatic calibre HMC 811 is fully skeletonised on both the front and on the reverse side, where a large openworked 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.

Moser & Cie.’s own and unique take on Haute Horlogerie.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – STREAMLINER CYLINDRICAL TOURBILLON SKELETON ALPINE LIMITED EDITION Reference 6811-1200, fully skeletonised steel model, small domed dial in synthetic spinel, blue rubber strap, limited edition of 100 pieces

Case

Steel topped by a slightly domed sapphire crystal

Diameter: 42.3 mm

Height without sapphire crystal: 11.0 mm

Height with sapphire crystal: 14.0 mm

Screw-in crown adorned with an engraved “M”

See-through case-back

Water-resistant to 12 ATM

Dial

Small domed dial in bright blue synthetic spinel at 12 o’clock

Skeletonised main dial

Indices in Super-LumiNova®

Hour and minute hands with Globolight® inserts

Movement

Fully skeletonised HMC 811, automatic three-dimensional Manufacture calibre

Diameter: 34.0 mm or 15 lignes/height: 5.5 mm (without hands or tourbillon)

Frequency: 21,600 Vib/h

28 jewels

171 components

Automatic bi-directional pawl winding system

Fully skeletonised gold oscillating weight

Power reserve: minimum 74 hours

Cylindrical hairspring with two Breguet overcoils

One-minute flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock with skeletonised bridge; hand-bevelled balance bridge Diamond bevelling

Main plate and bridges with anthracite finish

Functions

Hours and minutes

Strap/bracelet 

Blue rubber strap

Steel folding clasp, engraved with the Moser logo

REFERENCE & PHOTOS

Streamliner Cylindrical Tourbillon Skeleton Alpine Limited Edition, ref. 6811-1200, fully skeletonised steel model, small domed dial in synthetic spinel, blue rubber strap, limited edition of 100 pieces