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The New H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Tourbillon Skeleton in Steel

The new skeletonised Streamliner offers a unique aesthetic, especially with its fantastic bracelet.

| By Denis Peshkov | 3 min read |

This new creation by H. Moser & Cie. is the brand’s second venture into the skeleton watch category, following the Pioneer Cylindrical Tourbillon Skeleton introduced in 2022. Notably, a tourbillon watch joined the Streamliner collection the same year, presented in full red gold attire with a Vantablack-coated dial. In 2024, a Tourbillon Skeleton is added to the Streamliner series, a spectacular manifestation of skill, creativity, and signature Moser style. We gladly share what we know and live images with you.

The new Tourbillon Skeleton resides within a 40mm Streamliner case, notable for its lugless, cushion-shaped design. While loosely octagonal, its lines flow gracefully through the flanks, setting it distinctly apart from other eight-sided watches. Despite its somewhat intricate shape, the case boasts a compact quality, thanks to the absence of traditional lugs, and ensures comfortable wear, enhanced by the bracelet’s design.

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A narrow cavity with a pronounced brushed finish runs along the side of the watch, adding a captivating layering effect. Every part is meticulously crafted, from radial brushing atop the case to a wide polished bevel, down to the brushed cavity, and back to mirror polishing on the caseback. With a thickness of 10.3mm, augmented by a sapphire crystal, the case stands at 12.1mm, further enhancing its presence.

Let’s examine the integrated bracelet, a pivotal aspect of the case design, rather than relegate it to the customary concluding remarks. The Streamliner bracelet wraps around the wrist seamlessly, owing to its narrow link design and the proximity of the links to each other. The compact and densely arranged links ensure effortless conformity to any wrist shape. Mirroring the exceptional finishing seen on the case, each link’s surface is vertically brushed, harmonising with the brushed elements of the case. However, the contrasting high polish on the sides of each link emerges when the links articulate, imparting a dynamic sense of movement to the bracelet as light simultaneously hits the polished and brushed sections.

The Tourbillon Skeleton’s openworked dial seamlessly merges with the case and bracelet design, forming a harmonious ensemble. Monochromatic with an anthracite finish on the main plate and bridges, adorned with brushed surfaces and diamond-polished bevels, it epitomises the Streamliner aesthetic, enriched by red gold accents. On the dial, red gold-plated faceted baton indices float above the three-dimensional structure, anchored at just one end, with a double index at 12 o’clock and the absence of an index at 6 o’clock, where a one-minute flying tourbillon with a skeletonised bridge resides.

The red gold-plated central hour and minute hands, featuring Globolight inserts, stand out against the grey background, while a fully skeletonised oscillating weight in gold casts a subtle shadow from the opposite side. The slightly domed sapphire crystal with a touch of distortion enhances the viewing experience, and our camera beautifully captures the reflection of the tourbillon’s cage lower part at 6 o’clock.

Although the Streamliner Tourbillon Skeleton’s movement wasn’t conceived as openworked, H. Moser ingeniously adapted an existing one. The result is amazing in all its architectural and technical beauty. The HMC 814 self-winding calibre, derived from the HMC 804, now in its fully skeletonised form, maintains a robust 72-hour power reserve and utilises a bidirectional pawl winding system. Operating at 21,600 vibrations/hour, the HMC 814 comprises 167 components, including 28 jewels.

The new Streamliner Tourbillon Skeleton will stand dramatically apart. It is another win for the creative minds at H. Moser & Cie. It is priced at CHF 79,000 and has entered the collection as a permanent member.

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1 response

  1. Ugh, for 80K, I would be buying this over anything else Ithink.


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