Driven by a desire to return to the essential, the Schaffhausen manufacture has redefined the notion of luxury and human watchmaking by stripping away the superfluous and focusing not simply on displaying the time, but embodying a true expression of emotion – a spirit that perfectly coincide with Oriental Watch Company’s customer-oriented belief. The watch has been one of the most popular models in Oriental Watch Company since it was introduced six years ago. The fumé dials in daring and surprising colours has also become H. Moser & Cie.’s signature. H. Moser & Cie. introduced three models in different versions last year on the fifth anniversary of the Concept series. In 2021, H. Moser presents Endeavour Centre Seconds Concept Special Edition in honour of the 60th anniversary of Oriental Watch Company. In addition to the graceful proportions, harmonious forms, high-end finishes, and 100% Swiss Made manufacture calibres, the novelty features a “60” engraving, interpreted with a specially created font type, at the 12 o’clock position on the Cosmic green dial to commemorate the diamond jubilee of the retailer. Crafted with white gold, the 40 mm three-hand timepiece houses the HMC 200 self-winding manufacture calibre featuring patented double-hairspring. The Endeavour case is matched with a profound yet energetic Cosmic green dial while the rim of the back case is engraved “Oriental 60th anniversary”. Apart from the signature fumé dial, H. Moser & Cie. has also fitted the special edition timepiece with another hallmark of the brand – a double balance spring produced by Precision Engineering AG – as a dedication to the 60th anniversary of Oriental Watch Company. Thanks to this pair of matching balance springs, the displacement of the point of gravity undergone by each spring as it expands is corrected, significantly improving precision and isochronism in a continuous quest for perfection. In addition, the paired balance springs compensates for any positional errors by keeping the centre of gravity always in the middle.
Mr. Edouard Meylan, CEO of H. Moser & Cie. said, “Oriental Watch Company is one of the most established and reputable watch retailers in Hong Kong and the region. The double balance-spring, the fumé dial and the Concept series are the signatures of H. Moser & Cie. By incorporating these elements, as well as the specially designed ‘60’ engraving, in the special edition timepiece, the bonding between H. Moser & Cie. and Oriental Watch Company is closer than ever. With this special edition timepiece, we hope to celebrate the diamond jubilee of Oriental Watch Company while showing our respect for the company’s devotion.” Mr. Dennis Yeung, Managing Director of Oriental Watch Company Limited, remarked, “H. Moser & Cie.’s creations are always full of character and surprises. For nearly two centuries, the Maison keeps moving with the times while inheriting the true essence of traditional watchmaking. These shared motivations are exactly the reasons H. Moser & Cie. and Oriental Watch Company have had a close relationship over the years. In many cultures of the East, ‘60’ often signifies one complete cycle that would lead to a new beginning; in the West, it happens that ‘60’ also denotes a complete cycle in time-measuring. 60th anniversary would be a new milestone for Oriental Watch Company as well as its partnership with H. Moser & Cie. I sincerely look forward to seeing more new creations from H. Moser & Cie. in our stores and continuing to go side by side with the brand.”