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H.Moser & Cie.’s Streamliner In Gold & Black: A Tribute To Minimalism

H. Moser & Cie. followed up on the success of the original steel Streamliner by releasing a red gold iteration with the Manufacture’s automatic caliber and flying tourbillon. This tribute to minimalism’s clean lines looks great with the intricate design and high-quality materials. By combining the tourbillon, the classic mechanism of Haute Horlogerie, with Vantablack®, a unique coating used in astronomy and borrowed from the aerospace sector, the Manufacture creates a stunning contrast. The Streamliner Tourbillon Vantablack®, introduced by H. Moser & Cie., is a minimalist, cutting-edge, and enduring timepiece.

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Red gold covers the entire watch, from the cushion-shaped case to the integrated bracelet with movable links, for this particular iteration of H. Moser & Cie Streamliner .’s model. The high-end finishes for which the Streamliner collection is recognized necessitate painstaking polishing and satin-finishing work on neighboring surfaces.

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Smooth transitions between different types of finishes are essential. The vertical brushed finish of the 5N red gold is broken up by the polished lines that run around the outer rim, and they look fantastic against the deep black of the Vantablack® dial. The dial’s crimson gold indices, which puncture its otherwise pitch-black surface, further emphasize the contrast between the two materials. H. Moser & Cie. has accomplished a remarkable technological accomplishment by fixing these indices from the reverse side, making them appear or disappear against the Vantablack®, this cutting-edge material developed in 2012 that the Manufacture has come to love and master over the years.

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The military uses it as thermal camouflage, to boost the stealth level of specific equipment, and in civil contexts for solar panels; in astrophysics, it is utilized for telescopes. The material consists of nanostructures of carbon that have been arranged side by side. A photon is absorbed by Vantablack® to the tune of 99.965 percent. Since our visual system relies on reflected light to deduce what we’re looking at, Vantablack® seems to be completely devoid of substance to our eyes. Once behind the sapphire crystal, this material is perfectly protected, but only after H. Moser & Cie. put in place a structure and developed particular techniques to work with it.

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The one-minute flying tourbillon at six o’clock, which appears to float in the black hole, brings this extraordinary timepiece to life. This automatic HMC 804 caliber is a work of art since it features a double hairspring developed and manufactured by H. Moser & Cie.

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The Precision Engineering Company

To achieve ever-higher standards of precision and isochronism in the pursuit of perfection, this pair of matched hairsprings compensates for the shift in the center of gravity on each spring as it expands and lessens the impact of friction. The Streamliner Tourbillon Vantablack® model is a sleek and sophisticated watch that packs a powerful punch thanks to its cutting-edge technology.

 

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