Saturday, November 18, 2017

THE NEW MOSER TOURBILLON---ENOUGH SAID!

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H. MOSER & CIE.: THE ESSENCE OF THE TOURBILLON




Neuhausen am Rheinfall

H. Moser & Cie. enjoys combining design cues to create an unexpected effect and make the traditional sexy. In the Endeavour Tourbillon Concept, H. Moser & Cie. has extracted the essence of this complex mechanism with both technical and aesthetic appeal, combining it with the minimalist approach characteristic of the Schaffhausen-based Manufacture to emphasise the visual impact of the tourbillon. By associating it with the refined simplicity of the H. Moser fumé dials in their Concept style, without logo or indices, the Endeavour Tourbillon Concept represents an elegant yet contemporary reworking of the tourbillon. Only the essence remains: 100% traditional Swiss watchmaking, resolutely contemporary and utterly seductive. 


Positioned at 6 o'clock, the eye-catching flying tourbillon takes centre stage in the pared-back dial; appearing to float weightlessly. 

The Endeavour Tourbillon Concept is an ode to simplicity in white gold with the famous Funky Blue dial. Refocusing the debate on genuine luxury, striking and distinctive even in the absence of a logo, H. Moser & Cie. has placed the spotlight back on the product. The Schaffhausen-based Manufacture has also responded to a real need: the desire to return to basics, a desire for authenticity. The Endeavour Tourbillon Concept is a timepiece that has to be earned. Its secrets are not readily revealed, but must be discovered over time. Not everyone can own such a watch. Maturity and self-confidence are vital in order to design, as well as wear, such a pure model with a look as bold as this.  

Founded on ingenuity, the H. Moser & Cie. Manufacture has developed more than 10 calibres over the last 10 years. Behind the skeleton bridge of the Moser minute tourbillon, the latest movement – the HMC 804 automatic calibre with three-day power reserve – can be seen beating. Powering this movement, the oscillating weight transfers the energy to the barrel via a bi-directional pawl winding system which reduces the time required to fully wind the watch. Made from 18-carat solid red gold, the oscillating weight is skeletonised to reveal the mechanism beneath.

A marvel of ingenuity, this movement is equipped with a double flat hairspring designed and produced in-house. Thanks to this pair of matched hairsprings, the movement of the point of gravity on each spring when it expands is corrected, significantly improving accuracy and isochronism in continual pursuit of perfection. In addition, the paired hairsprings also reduce the effect of friction normally experienced with a single hairspring, improving isochronism. Finally, the tourbillon's unique design makes it an interchangeable module, assembled and regulated independently of the movement via a simple plug and play system which allows easy servicing. The result is a tourbillon better adapted to the needs of early 21st century users.

The unmistakeable H. Moser style of irreverent Haute Horlogerie.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – ENDEAVOUR TOURBILLON CONCEPT
Reference 1804-0200, white gold model with Funky Blue dial, hand-stitched and buffed kudu leather strap, limited edition of 20 pieces


Case
18-carat white gold, three-part
Diameter: 42 mm
Height: 11.6 mm
See-through sapphire crystal case-back
Engraved with "1 of 20"

Dial
Funky Blue with sunburst pattern
Leaf-shaped hour and minute hands

Movement
HMC 804 automatic Manufacture calibre
Diameter: 32.0 mm or 14 1/4 lignes
Height: 5.5 mm
Frequency: 21,600 vibrations/hour
Automatic bi-directional pawl winding system
Oscillating weight in 18-carat red gold with engraved H. Moser & Cie. logo
Power reserve: minimum 3 days
Original double hairspring
Moser minute flying tourbillon at 6 o'clock with skeletonised bridges

Functions 
Hours and minutes

Strap
Hand-stitched and buffed kudu leather strap
18-carat solid white gold folding clasp engraved with the Moser logo


Endeavour Tourbillon Concept, ref. 1804-0200, white gold model with Funky Blue dial, hand-stitched and buffed kudu leather strap, limited edition of 20 pieces


H. MOSER & CIE.
H. Moser & Cie. was created by Heinrich Moser in 1828. Based in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, it currently employs 55 people, has eight of its own calibres and produces 1,200 watches per annum. H. Moser & Cie. manufactures parts such as regulating organs and balance-springs, which are used for its own production as well as to supply its partner companies. H. Moser & Cie. is honoured to have a Moser family member with the company as Honorary Chairman and President of the Heinrich and Henri Moser Foundation. The aim of the Moser Foundation, created by one of Heinrich Moser’s descendants, is to keep the family history alive and seek out antique pieces for the Moser Museum, located in Charlottenfels Manor, Heinrich Moser’s family home. With its substantial watchmaking expertise and highly acclaimed experience in the sector, MELB Holding holds shares in H. Moser & Cie. and Hautlence. MELB Holding is an independent family group, based in the heart of the legendary Vallée de Joux.




33-CARAT, LIGHT PINK DIAMOND SOLD FOR RM 60 MILLION, MORE OR LESS LAH!

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Jewels from Prestigious Aristocratic Families Shine in Geneva
As Collectors from 50 Countries take Part in Sotheby’s Sale

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR A FANCY LIGHT PINK DIAMOND
A superb 33.63 carat fancy light pink diamond ring by Harry Winston
Sells for $12.8 million (CHF 12.6 million)


Geneva, 15 November 2017 – A new world auction record for a Fancy Light Pink diamond was set this evening at Sotheby’s auction of Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels in Geneva when a superb 33.63 carat Fancy Light Pink diamond, mounted as a ring by Harry Winston around 1970, sold for $12,818,240 (CHF12,647,000).

Tonight’s sale at Mandarin Oriental, Geneva also saw a strong results for Noble Jewels, as Sotheby’s celebrates ten years of dedicated sales of jewels with royal and aristocratic provenance. Confirming the passion among collectors for Art Deco jewels, strong prices also emerged in the sale room for a stunning selection of Art Deco jewels, including signed pieces by Cartier and Bulgari.

Collectors from 50 countries took part in today’s auction, driving the total to $78,974,049 (CHF 77,919,025), with 87% of lots sold and 67 % of them achieving prices above high estimates.

Following the sale, David Bennett, Worldwide Chairman of Sotheby’s International Jewellery Division said: “Today’s results show the strong and continued appetite from international collectors for jewels with aristocratic provenance, a category we launched 10 years ago and which has gone from strength to strength since then. I am delighted to have set a new auction record this evening for a Fancy Light Pink diamond, exactly one year after the previous record, set here at Sotheby’s in Geneva. This is an exceptionally elegant stone, whose noble provenance also enhanced its value.” 

Lot 356

Superb fancy light pink diamond ring
Harry Winston, circa 1970
Set with a step-cut fancy light pink diamond weighing 33.63 carats, between tapered baguette diamond shoulders, size 51, signed Winston. 
Estimate: CHF 7,900,000 – 13,700,000
Lot Sold: CHF 12,647,000
© Sotheby’s

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