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INTRODUCING: H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Small Seconds Blue Enamel with Micro-Rotor

The H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Small Seconds Blue Enamel.

Now, in a smaller form factor, the time-only luxury sports watch appeals to an even broader audience.

When H. Moser & Cie. first launched the Streamliner, it was at the height of the luxury sports watch boom. Despite that, it stood out for its tapered, single-link bracelet that follows the curved-and-angled cushion edges of the watch case. Moser had already added complications to the line, such as a flying tourbillon and central flyback chronograph.

The H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Small Seconds Blue Enamel in steel case and bracelet.
The H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Small Seconds Blue Enamel in steel with bracelet.

Until now, the smallest Streamliner model is the 40mm tourbillon version with a Vantablack dial. But at Dubai Watch Week 2023, H. Moser & Cie. presented a new model in a 39mm case equipped with a new movement, the HMC 500. This self-winding and ultra-thin movement features a micro-rotor with a small seconds display at 6 o’clock and 74 hours of autonomy when fully wound.

The stunning blue dial of the watch is crafted in grand feu blue enamel with a gradient effect.
The stunning blue dial of the watch is crafted in grand feu blue enamel with a gradient effect.

The new Streamliner Small Seconds Blue Enamel is housed in a brushed stainless steel case with fully articulated links that ensure a great wrist fit. Inspired by the Streamliner trains from the past century, the smooth and fluid lines of the watch are contrasted with the dial and material finishes.

The process of the dial's producted through 12 firings can be seen from this image.
The process of the dial’s production through 12 firings can be seen from this image.

The dial is in a vivid blue with a gradient effect, produced using grand feu enamel on a patterned and textured gold dial. Using three different enamel powders that are painted by hand, the dial is then heated in a kiln, and this process is repeated over and over using a translucent enamel to create the gradient effect.

The HMC 500 movement can be seen through the caseback of the H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Small Seconds Blue Enamel.
The HMC 500 movement can be seen through the caseback of the H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Small Seconds Blue Enamel.

Applied indexes and Globolight-coated hands display the hours and minutes on the main dial, with a circular-grained small seconds counter at 6 o’clock in galvanic blue. On the reverse, the HMC 500 movement can be fully appreciated through the exhibition caseback. The design of the movement reveals the gear train using a partially skeletonised bridge, as well as the winding gears. The mainplate and bridges are anthracite-coloured and brushed with Genevan stripes, contrasting against the brass gears and white gold rotor. 

The Streamliner Small Seconds Blue Enamel is available at Cortina Watch across the region and is priced under CHF30,000, a steal for a Moser timepiece. Check it out today.

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Darren has been writing about, and admiring the craft of watchmaking for over a dozen years. He considers himself lucky to live in a golden age of horology, and firmly believes that the most difficult watches to design are the simplest and the most intriguing to discover.