Brought to us by H. Moser, the highly refined Endeavour Dual Time Concept Limited Edition is a remarkable feat of simplicity, featuring neither indices nor logos.
The brand based out of Neuhausen am Rheinfall is focused on the essence of haute horlogerie with its latest release, the Endeavour Dual Time Concept Limited Edition. No flash and no frills, this watch is all about craftsmanship and minimalistic yet highly refined aesthetics.
This watch is part of the brand’s concept series, the concept here being pure simplicity. Other watches from the series include models that display only the time or have a perpetual calendar. This latest addition is a dual time, and it’s certainly different than any other dual time model I’ve come across recently.
For one, the watch has an extremely minimalist look, with neither a logo, indices nor the “Swiss Made” emblem on the dial. Dual time watches are usually quite busy, with designers trying to pack as much information as possible on the dial. Layout is therefore very important for readability and ease of use, but those are not problematic here.
On this watch the passage of time is marked by the hour, minute and second hands. And because there is no other reference point on the face, the seconds hand looks like it’s just hovering over the dial.
Then there is a smaller hand, which is used for indicating the hour in a second time zone. Thanks to the brand’s Double Pull Crown system, the adjustment of the second time zone can be made easily without inadvertently stopping the watch or altering the primary time. The red coloured dual time hand may also be hidden under the main hour hand if the watch owner does not need the extra function, making the watch even simpler.
The in-house automatic HMC 345 movement drives this models. It features a Moser escapement and teeth for all wheels and pinions and an Original Straumann hairspring with stabilized Breguet overcoil. The movement can be appreciated through the sapphire case back, and features hand-finished and decorated components. It also provides an excellent contrast of complexity to the simplicity of the dial on the front.
The Endeavour Dual Time Concept is released in a limited run of just 10 pieces per model, and the number of each watch in the series is engraved on the movement side. Depending on the model - whether rose gold or platinum - prices range from the low $30,000s to the low $40,000s.
- 18-carat rose gold or 950 platinum, three-part
- Diameter: 40.8 mm, height: 11.0 mm
- Sapphire crystal and case-back
- Signature fumé or sky-blue fumé dial with sun pattern ground finish
- Red hand for second time zone
- Small seconds hand at 6 o’clock
- In-house automatic calibre HMC 345
- Oscillating weight made from 18-carat gold, with engraving of the company coat of arms
- Diameter: 34.0 mm, height: 6.5 mm
- Frequency: 18,000 vib/h
- 29 jewels
- Power reserve: minimum 72 hours
- Moser escapement and teeth for all wheels and pinions
- Original Straumann® hairspring with stabilised Breguet overcoil
- Pallet fork and escapement wheel made from gold
- Hand-stitched beige kudu leather strap
- Solid 18-carat rose gold or 950 platinum folding clasp, engraved with logo