H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Flying Hours: Malaysia Price and Review

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Putting a unique spin on high complication.

H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Flying Hours
When one thinks of H. Moser & Cie, the first thing that comes to mind is the brand’s uniquely minimal aesthetics. Despite being under new ownership and having introduced some truly statement-making timepieces lately, the brand has not deviated from its intrinsically unique DNA and in fact continues to elevate its craft in watchmaking.

This year the Swiss watchmaker brings us something rather interesting with the unveiling of the Endeavour Flying Hours, a futuristic-looking timepiece with classical ideals and, as always, H. Moser & Cie’s spirit of simplicity.

Utilising a very unique way of telling the time with a mechanism developed by sister company Hautlence, the watch has no hands on the dial. Instead, time is displayed via a wandering hour concept using discs and wheels.

Though this concept is not new, as brands like Audemars Piguet and Arnold & Son have their own spin on it, the Endeavour Flying Hours is still quite revolutionary. Unlike the others who mount their hour discs on a central rotating carriage that traverses a stationary minute track “wandering” its way across, the Endeavour Flying Hours has a minute track that takes up a 420-degree arc along the central rotating disc.

H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Flying Hours

The hour discs then rotate on their own central axis with a single hour indicator at a time turning white or blank to line up with the minute track. Sounds complicated? It may be but once you get a hang of it you’ll take to it like ducks to water.

Inside the watch is the Calibre C806, a movement jointly developed by H. Moser & Cie and Hautlence. H. Moser & Cie.’s HMC200 is used as the base for the movement with a red gold bi-directional winding rotor, and oscillates at 21,600vph. Packing a power reserve of up to 72 hours, the movement is beautifully decorated with 34 jewels, perlage on the baseplate, the iconic Moser double stripes deco on the bridges, and topped off with a wave finishing.

Holding it all together and protecting it is a pristine looking 42mm white gold case with a funky blue sunburst dial that adds a certain sporty elegance. Complementing it is a kudu leather strap with white gold clasp. The kudu is a wild African antelope whose hide has been noted to be more rugged as the animal’s grazing habits among thorny trees leave the hide with unique scars and blemishes, making each piece different from one another.

H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Flying Hours

If you are hankering for something that’s really special but still discreet at the same time, the Endeavour Flying Hour should definitely be on the top of your list. Unusually complicated in build yet minimal in design, the watch encapsulates H.Moser & Cie’s innovative spirit and strong DNA. Comfortable on the wrist and eye-catching to those who see it, it goes well with any outfit, making for a truly versatile wear.

Case

42mm white gold

Dial

Funky blue sunburst dial with three rotating hour discs and a central minutes sapphire disc

Movement

Automatic Calibre C806 developed by Hautlence

Strap

Beige kudu leather

Functions

Hours and minutes

Power Reserve

72 hours

Price

RM137,600

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Leong Wong

Editor, CROWN Malaysia

A familiar face in Malaysia's horological publishing scene, Leong has been involved in lifestyle journalism since the mid-1990s. Besides watches, he takes a keen interest in cars and men's fashion.

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