Timepieces in the H. Moser & Cie Streamliner collection are the ultra-modern version of the “luxury sports watch with an integrated bracelet” concept, albeit based on the design of trains and cars from the 1930s-1950s. Check out images of the streamlined locomotives – even in static, they embody speed and movement and do not look archaic. The emotional response to the Streamliner watch of the 21st century and the streamliner transport of the 20th century is very much the same – admiration. And it now comes in a new rainbow-styled edition, combined with a tourbillon regulator.
Since the introduction of the Streamliner line in 2020, we admired the Flyback Chronograph, the Centre Seconds, the Perpetual Calendar and the Streamliner Tourbillon editions – the Vantablack in gold and Bucherer BLUE in steel, the latter decorated with blue sapphires. The new Streamliner Tourbillon Rainbow features a case middle set with baguette-cut coloured sapphires, and all in all, it is a copy of the Bucherer BLUE, apart from the colour of the stones.
The H. Moser & Cie Streamliner Tourbillon Rainbow has a stainless steel case (40mm x 12.1mm) and a bracelet with a triple-blade folding clasp with a quick-release feature. The dial is a signature fumé with a sunburst pattern, with faceted applied markers, hours and minutes hands have Globolight (ceramic-based material with lume) inserts, and the one-minute flying tourbillon with skeletonised bridges shines through the aperture at 6 o’clock. The logo in transparent lacquer is almost invisible; it is another H. Moser & Cie signature design invention to support the minimalistic philosophy. A slightly domed sapphire crystal protects the dial, and the screw-in crown is engraved with an “M”.
The see-through caseback opens the view to the in-house Calibre HMC-804 with an automatic bi-directional pawl winding system, using a red gold rotor with an engraved H. Moser & Cie. logo. The tourbillon regulator has a double hairspring to improve accuracy; this is achieved by the two identical and symmetrical hairsprings compensating for each other. The HMC-804 operates at 21,600vph and, when fully wound, can run for at least three days.
As mentioned earlier, if it was not for the total of 60 baguette-cut rainbow-coloured sapphires (there’s a minute track for you) totalling 2,90 carats, it is pretty much the same reference as the limited to 18 pieces Bucherer BLUE edition of the Streamliner Tourbillon. There needs to be more information about the Rainbow’s planned quantities, so we assume it is not limited and will be available as production permits. Another good news is that H. Moser & Cie. releases the Streamliner Rainbow Tourbillon in a red-gold version with a Vantablack dial.
The price for the new stainless steel H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Tourbillon Rainbow has not been indicated yet but we can assume it to be in the same vein as the Bucherer edition, so about CHF 110,000. For more details, please visit www.h-moser.com.