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Introducing: H. Moser & Cie Streamliner

H.Moser streamliner

Whilst I think we can all agree that the less said about this year the better, 2019 was about one thing and one thing only (well in watch circles at least) namely the stainless-steel sports watch with integrated bracelet.

Each passing week seemed to bring a new addition to the ranks of Sports Luxe. Some were foolishly attempting to hoover up sales from customers not prepared to sit on endless waiting lists or pay the premiums being asked for the Nautilus or Royal Oak while most were trying to offer entry-level pieces with the same levels of charm and glamour, which never ends well.

H.Moser streamliner

H. Moser and Cie were late to the party, but when they arrived with the Streamliner Flyback Chronograph it blew the competition out of the water, offering a design so original and contemporary that it deserved to be mentioned in the same breath as Genta’s icons.

The only downside was the fact it was limited to just 100 pieces, which sold out in next to no time. However, given the rapturous reception for the watch it seemed only a matter of time before Moser produced new Streamliner models as part of a dedicated collection.

H.Moser streamliner

For this second watch, the Streamliner Central Seconds Matrix Green, Moser has done what it does best, it has pared back and simplified, producing a three-handed watch with a single crown, a far cry from the silhouette created by the bullhead pushers and four o’clock crown of the earlier watch. Stripping the watch back in this manner only serves to draw sharp focus on what is probably the most complex case and bracelet designs currently being produced. It’s the kind of watch you’re unlikely to ever tire of owning with so many details to discover whether it’s the scalloped caseband, the myriad of surface finishes or the flashes of polished metal emanating from the joints of the bracelet links.

H.Moser streamliner

The dial is one of those irresistible fumé numbers that Moser has become renowned for, this time introducing a new verdant shade, Matrix Green, that fades almost to black at the far edge of the dial.

While inside beats the tried and tested inhouse 3Hz HMC 200 automatic movement with 18ct rose gold rotor and three days of power reserve. It’s a great movement but a little anti-climactic considering the sight of the AgenGraph that greeted owners of the Flyback Chronograph.

H.Moser streamliner

Nevertheless it’s hugely encouraging to see that the Streamliner’s idiosyncratic design is quite this flexible, virtually guaranteeing that we’ll be seeing a lot more for Moser’s quirky smash hit.

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Price & Specs:

Model Name: H. Moser & Cie Streamliner
Ref: 6200-1200
Case/Dial: 40mm diameter, steel
Water Resistance: 120m (12 bar)
Movement: Calibre HMC 200, automatic, bi-directional pawl winding system
Frequency: 21,600 vph (3 Hz)
Power Reserve: 72h (3 days)
Functions: Hours, minutes, central seconds
Strap: Integrated steel bracelet
Price: CHF 19,900

More details at H.Moser & Cie.

About the author

James Buttery

James Buttery lives and breathes watches, editing watch industry bible WatchPro before moving to QP magazine. He has been called on to comment on watches and the industry by the BBC, CNN and the International New York Times among others. Now, he’s the head of watches over at Hype Beast.

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