H. Moser & Cie. upended expectations last year with its release of the original Streamliner, the watch industry’s first self-winding flyback chronograph with a minimalist central display. This year, the brand expands the Streamliner family, named for the aerodynamically curved high-speed trains of the early 20th century, with a simpler time-only model that also ushers in an all-new dial color. Here’s the scoop on the Streamliner Centre Seconds, which makes its debut at this week’s Geneva Watch Days exhibition.
Like its chronograph predecessor, the watch has a cushion-shaped case made of stainless steel that is smoothly integrated, sans lugs, into a fluidly curving, articulated bracelet in the same material. Measuring 40 mm in diameter and water-resistant to 120 meters, the ergonomically sculpted case features alternating brushed and polished surfaces, and includes a slightly domed sapphire crystal to protect the dial. The dial itself is executed in Moser’s signature fumé, or gradient, style, here in a new color called Matrix Green, which offers a palette of shades ranging from olive green to rose gold depending on the lighting. The two-section hands have inserts made of Globolight, a ceramic-based luminous material.
Inside the Streamliner’s case, beating behind a clear sapphire caseback, is Moser’s self-winding HMC 200 movement, equipped with a solid gold oscillating weight and amassing a power reserve of three days. (Unlike the movement in the Streamliner Flyback Chronograph, this one’s rotor is in full view rather than sandwiched in the center.) The plates and bridges are decorated with Moser’s hallmark stripe motif; the movement, made in-house, is also outfitted with another Moser innovation, an Original Straumann hairspring.
The H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Centre Seconds retails for $21,900. For an in-depth look at the original Streamliner, click here.