Two well-known independent watch companies H. Moser & Cie. Together with luxury MB&F, they signed a pair of works integrating the main characteristics of each brand.
These two brands have already cooperated with H. Moser & Cie. Its sister company Precision Engineering AG has cooperated for more than ten years to provide them with MB&F hairsprings. Furthermore, they created two models, available in multiple versions, and released in a limited edition of 15. The number 15 is not an accidental choice: 2020 is the 15th anniversary of the establishment of MB&F and the 15th anniversary of the re-launch of H. Moser&Cie.
H. Moser & Cie. For its Endeavor cylindrical tourbillon, the concept of a three-dimensional movement was borrowed from MB&F. This is an important element of the Geneva Mason brand image. It is protected by a sapphire dome and has a one-minute flying tourbillon, which rises above the case by being located The main dial of the ventricular opening at 12 o’clock.
Thanks to the expertise of its sister company Precision Engineering AG, H. Moser & Cie. Equipped with a cylindrical balance spring for the tourbillon, the same as the balance spring developed by Precision Engineering AG for MB&F’s LM Thunderdome.
Cylindrical balance spring was invented in the 18th century and was widely used in marine timepieces with a long history at that time. Its advantage is that it greatly improves synchronization. Due to its special shape, cylindrical hairsprings are much more difficult to manufacture than traditional hairsprings, and the manufacturing time is ten times longer.
Another way of saying MB&F’s identity is the tilted dial, H. Moser & Cie. It has been used for hour and minute scales. Its tilt angle is 40°, so the owner of the fake luxury watches is the only one who reveals the secret of time to it, and it is mounted on a bevel gear to ensure the best torque transmission from one plane to another. The brand’s logo is engraved with a watermark on the sapphire dial.
The HMC 810 self-winding movement has a beating frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour and a power reserve of 72 hours.
The 42mm case is made of stainless steel and is 19.5mm thick (9.4mm without a domed sapphire crystal).
Endeavour’s cylindrical tourbillon H.Moser×MB&F has five different dial versions: fashionable blue, cosmic green, burgundy, beige or ice blue, all smoky colors.
MB&F borrowed H. Moser’s double balance spring, smoked dial and Concept watch series to revisit the LM101 model in a low-key spirit.
With hands placed directly on the main dial, the floating dome sub-dial is discarded to display hours and minutes and a 45-hour power reserve.
LM101 MB&F×H. Moser has selected four smoky dials: red smoky, cosmic green smoky, aqua blue smoky and fashionable blue smoky. The case is made of domed sapphire crystal and made of steel, which is the third time in MB&F history. It has a diameter of 40 mm and a thickness of 16 mm, including domed sapphire crystals.
The large suspended balance wheel beats at a rate of 18,000 vibrations per hour and is still the protagonist of the dial. It is equipped with a double hairspring produced by Precision Engineering AG. Thanks to the pair of matched hairsprings, the gravity displacement of each spring during expansion can be corrected, thereby significantly improving accuracy and synchronization.
Through the back cover, the curved sapphire crystal reveals the “engine” that drives the timepiece. Unlike the basic movement of the traditional machine 101 (determined by the co-creator Kari Voutilainen), the movement aesthetic of the LM101 MB&F×H movement is more modern, with subtle NAC processing to enhance its beauty. .