H. Moser & Cie.: Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Purity7 March 2017
Complexity made simple: this is the philosophy of the H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Perpetual Calendar.
An iconic piece, the Endeavour Perpetual Calendar from H. Moser & Cie. is renowned for its complex movement, but also for its absolute simplicity. Without multiple sub-dials or an illegible date disc: the applique indices show not only the hours, but also the months, using a small central leaf-shaped hand. A very large date window at 3 o’clock with a new date design and a power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock complete the piece, making it the most legible and easy-to-set watch available, as it can be adjusted forwards or backwards at any time of day. The Hand-wound HMC 800 calibre with 7 days of power reserve is housed in a new Endeavour white gold case, whose lines have been adapted to increase the diameter beyond the 40.8 mm model. Measuring 42 mm, this case has a more dynamic look while still resting elegantly on the wrist thanks to its curved case-back.
The dial has indices only at 12 and 6 o’clock and there is no visible logo or brand name. With its magnificent and mysterious midnight-blue fumé dial, this model remains immediately recognisable, proving that true luxury is unmistakable, even without ostentatious branding. The Endeavour Perpetual Calendar is a limited edition of 50 pieces.
Finally, as with all new models produced from January 1st, 2017, this watch will not feature the Swiss Made label on the dial as the Schaffhausen-based Manufacture, whose creations are over 95% Swiss, does not consider the label sufficiently rigorous.