A well known complications thanks to watches like the Audemars Piguet Star Wheel and Urwerk 105, the wandering hours originated with clocks from long ago. Just as SIHH 2018 opens its doors (and with the Swiss Icons Watch left behind), H. Moser & Cie. has just taken the covers off its unusual interpretation of the display, the Endeavour Flying Hours.
It shows the minutes on a rotating clear sapphire disc in the centre, while hours are shown on three separate discs one level below. Each of the hours discs rotate in fixed positions, with the hour numerals cut-out, allowing the current hour to be highlighted by a white disc.
The Endeavour Flying Hours is powered by the C806, an automatic movement that’s a joint development between Moser and its sister company Hautlence. The base is the Moser HMC 200 (also found in its Pioneer Sports Watch), while the time display module is a Hautlence creation. It has a 72-hour power reserve and 18k red gold rotor.
Price and availability
The Endeavour Flying Hours (ref. 1806-0200) is a limited edition of 60 pieces, priced at SFr32,000.
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