H. Moser & Cie: Streamliner Centre Seconds Smoked Salmon19 April 2023
Inspired by and named after the first high-speed trains of the 1920s and 1930s, while reinterpreting their rounded curves, the Streamliner Centre Seconds features a 40.0 mm cushion-shaped steel case, which is water resistant to 12 ATM. Its highly ergonomic design has no lugs on the case and a fully integrated steel bracelet. The case middle has hollowed and satin-finished forms on the sides, and alternating brushed and polished surfaces, in a nod to the traditional unusual shapes typical of Moser cases. It is topped by a subtly domed sapphire crystal, echoed by the see-through case back.
To further elevate the steel of the case and the bracelet, H. Moser & Cie. has created a brand-new fumé dial called Smoked Salmon. This colour, a classic in Haute Horology, adds a vintage touch to this model. Stunningly vivid, it passes through a broad spectrum of hues as the wrist moves, shifting from chocolate through to gold. Along with a griffé finish found only on special editions (this model will be available for one year only), the dial constantly plays with light, moving from black to a surprising mirror effect. To display the hours and minutes, the three-dimensional hands made from two sections feature inserts with Globolight, an innovative ceramic-based material containing Super-LumiNova.
To those who say it does not look like salmon, Edouard Meylan, CEO of H. Moser & Cie. and seasoned fly fisher, says: “There is salmon and there is salmon. Our inspiration does not come from the traditional Atlantic salmon, or “Salmo salar” to give it its Latin name, but from its very rare cousin, the “Oncorhynchus kisutch”. Allowed to mature in total freedom and massaged each day by specialists using an oil infused with aromatic herbs picked from the slopes of the Himalayas, this species only eats crustaceans that have been pre-digested by pink flamingos. Each individual fish is smoked using a secret recipe made using Scottish whisky. This is what gives the flesh this exceptional colour, and is the inspiration behind our new dial.”
Bringing the Streamliner Centre Seconds Smoked Salmon model to life is the HMC 200 automatic calibre, which is designed, developed and produced entirely in-house. It is equipped with a regulating organ manufactured by Precision Engineering AG, the sister company of H. Moser & Cie. Decorated with the famous Moser double stripes, the HMC 200 calibre houses a large, engraved, solid gold oscillating weight, and guarantees a minimum three-day power reserve. (Price CHF 19,900)