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H. Moser & Cie x MB&F Streamliner Pandamonium for Only Watch 2023

We’ve already talked a lot about this year’s edition of Only Watch, the charity auction of 1-of-1 special edition watches raising money for Muscular Dystrophy research. We’ve talked about the most outrageous watches being sold, we’ve talked about some of the highlights like the Tudor Prince, we’ve even talked about the UK equivalent EveryWatch. Through it all though, we’ve been waiting for one final watch to be announced for the auction and now it’s here. The H. Moser & Cie x MB&F Streamliner Pandamonium for Only Watch 2023.

H. Moser & Cie x MB&F Streamliner Pandamonium Only Watch 2023

This is the second time that H. Moser & Cie. and MB&F have collaborated on a watch and for this piece, what we have is essentially an MB&F LM housed within the H. Moser Streamliner case. That means structurally it has a 42.3mm diameter design with an integrated bracelet and a sweeping shape inspired by historic streamliner trains from America.

H. Moser X MB&F Streamliner Pandamonium

The complication on display is a minute repeater with a flying balance wheel and double hair spring. As a fun touch, where the chiming gong and hammers are located at 10 o’clock, a miniature panda sculpture is present, sculpted as if it’s using the complication as a set of DJ decks. Hence the name Pandamonium, a pun based on the words pandemonium meaning large noise and well… a panda. Forming the base of the dial is an aquamarine fumé gradient.

H. Moser & Cie x MB&F Streamliner Pandamonium Only Watch 2023

A dial side chiming complication wristwatch with an exposed mechanism and a blue dial – where have I heard that description before? Ah, that would be the Christopher Ward Bel Canto, and actually the Pandamonium is having a similar amount of positive feedback online as the Bel Canto did when it was originally announced. Although there are obviously some major differences based on the fact that the Streamliner Pandamonium is a true minute repeater with a price estimated at £300k+ while the Bel Canto is an adapted jumping hours module and highly accessible at less than £3,500.

H. Moser & Cie x MB&F Streamliner Pandamonium Only Watch 2023
H. Moser & Cie x MB&F Streamliner Pandamonium Only Watch 2023

Is the H. Moser & Cie x MB&F Streamliner Pandamonium the best watch from Only Watch 2023? It’s not out of the question, although personally I still prefer some of the more colourful entrants like the Grönefeld Mandala. And ultimately it’s not really a question of it being the best when what matters is that it’s another great watch raising money for important research.

Price & Specs:

  • Model: H. Moser x MB&F Streamliner Pandamonium
  • Ref: 6906-1200
  • Case/dial: 42.3mm diameter x 17mm thickness, stainless steel case, aquamarine fumé dial with sunburst pattern, Micro panda sculpture in white gold decorated entirely by hand, with turntables and mixing desk, at 10 o’clock
  • Water resistance: 50m (5 bar)
  • Movement: H. Moser & Cie HMC calibre 906, manual winding, 395 parts, 37 jewels
  • Frequency: 18,000 vph (2.5 Hz)
  • Power reserve: 54h
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, minute repeater
  • Strap: Stainless steel bracelet
  • Price/availability: Unique piece for Only Watch

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Michael Sonsino

As Digital Editor for Oracle Time, Michael needs an eye for detail, which makes it a good thing that his twin joys in life are miniatures and watches. He's a lifelong fan of fine timepieces, especially those of a more historic nature - if it has a twist of Art Deco, all the better. Recent purchase: Seiko Prospex 1959 Alpinist Modern Re-Interpretation. Grail watch: Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921.