With vintage appeal and old-world artistry, the new Streamliner Small Seconds Blue Enamel from Swiss watchmaker H. Moser & Cie. is a breathtaking bridge between past and present at Dubai Watch Week 2023. Encased in gleaming steel, the exclusive timepiece evokes the refined elegance of travel’s golden era, when locomotives and ocean liners shaped both society and design.
The Streamliner Small Seconds Blue Enamel stands out through its harmonious fusion of exclusivity, performance, and craftsmanship. With a contemporary cushion-shaped case and integrated bracelet, the watch takes inspiration from the sleek aesthetics of the 1920s and 30s high-speed trains. The proportions have been reworked for a more elongated, fluid look enabled by the compact HMC 500 movement. Every steel link in the bracelet is unique and articulated for flexibility.
But it is the mesmerizing Aqua Blue enamel dial that makes this timepiece truly exceptional. Created using the traditional Grand Feu technique, the vibrant fumé dial required masterful skill and endless patience to produce. The translucent enamel was fired 12 times to achieve the exquisite ombré effect, with lighter hues concentrated in the center and deepening outward. No two dials are exactly alike.
At the heart of this objet d’art beats H. Moser & Cie.’s latest Manufacture Calibre HMC 500, their smallest 21st-century movement yet. To fit the 39mm case, they optimized and miniaturized components, even integrating a solid platinum micro-rotor for the first time. This technical feat provides a slim yet high-performance automatic movement with a 74-hour power reserve.
True to H. Moser & Cie.’s identity, the Streamliner Small Seconds Blue Enamel exemplifies their distinctive take on Haute Horlogerie – allying Swiss precision with bold contemporary style and artistic flair. The exclusive timepiece pushes boundaries, combining age-old traditions like Grand Feu enameling with modern innovations.