This is possibly the most streamlined tourbillon watch ever

This is possibly the most streamlined tourbillon watch ever

Less is more

Text: Angelyn Kwek

Pared back haute horlogerie has a new look, and it’s H. Moser & Cie’s Endeavour Tourbillon Concept

De-cluttering has never been buzzier than when the new year rolls around. At least for the first two weeks anyway... or however long your resolve holds out. While we're not saying you should Marie Kondo your watches if you happen to be in the throes of the life-changing magic of tidying up, perhaps it's time to consider a particularly minimalist outlook when it comes to curating future pieces. Enter the Endeavour Tourbillon Concept from H. Moser & Cie, where technical artistry has created a combination of streamlined meets sexy.

With design cues that take the essence of a tourbillon and the refined simplicity of H. Moser's fumé dials, this contemporary reworking has done away with all the frills for a timepiece that's unexpectedly striking in its austerity. Centred by an eye-catching flying tourbillon at the 6 o'clock mark, the Endeavour Tourbillon Concept is a super sleek, 42mm-sized watch rocking the famous Funky Blue sunburst-patterned dial, framed in a white gold case for an overall aesthetic that gives the complication maximum visual impact. And driving the mechanism is the HMC 804 automatic calibre with a three-day power reserve, anchored behind the skeleton bridge on which the tourbillon is mounted — much like an illusionist performing a floating trick.

H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Tourbillon Concept

Though it lacks indices and logos, the luxury of the timepiece comes through based purely on the product alone, where it exudes a sense of maturity and poise in its return to watchmaking basics. If you're a purist at heart (or a purist in-the-making), this is the horology dream to set you on the path of sexy minimalism.

The H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Tourbillon Concept is available at authorised retailer Sincere Fine Watches, limited to 20 pieces.