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The New L’Escale Resort Marina & Spa: Winch Design’s Seychelles Jewel

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The brand new boutique L’Escale Resort Marina & Spa is the first commercial hotel design from London-based Winch Design and is the only resort in Seychelles with its own private superyacht marina for vessels up to 328ft.
L'Escale Seychelles Resort Winch Design Pool Area Main Pool
Main pool overlooking the hotel’s private superyacht marina. Credit: Winch Design

Many will know Winch Design as an award-winning multi-disciplinary design studio that specializes in the bespoke design of some of the world’s most iconic superyacht interiors (the likes of which include M/Y Excellence, TIS, Cloud 9 and Here comes The Sun), along with private jets interiors and ultra-luxury homes.

Divided into specific disciplines (Yacht Studio, Aviation Studio, and Architecture Studio), the London-based studio works cohesively to deliver world-class projects for their UHNW client’s who enjoy an unparalleled level of design and detail.

Winch Design Cloud 9 Superyacht
Superyacht Cloud 9 interior by Winch Design. Credit: Winch Design

Now for the first time, Winch Design has had the opportunity to design the concept of their first-ever commercial boutique hotel design and share their passion with a new type of client, the holiday guests of their newly finished “Seychelles Boutique Resort” project.

The new L'Escale Resort Marina & Spa in Mahé, Seychelles designed by Winch Design. Credit: Winch Design
The new L’Escale Resort Marina & Spa in Mahé, Seychelles designed by Winch Design. Credit: Winch Design

Known as L’Escale Resort Marina & Spa, the boutique luxury resort can be found nestled between the mountains and the water’s edge of Mahé, the largest island of Seychelles, and is the only hotel in the 115 island archipelago with its own private superyacht marina that can moor vessels up to 328ft (100m) in size.

Created as a tranquil tropical retreat, L’Escale Resort consists of 25 luxury villas connected by a network of walkways over a Japanese-inspired water garden, which transforms into an ambient paradise by night courtesy of the underwater lighting softly lighting the gardens and surrounds.

L'Escale Resort Seychelles Winch Design Marina Grounds
Twenty-five luxury villas connected by a central water garden. Credit: Winch Design

Keen to discover more about the architecture studio of Winch Design and the origin story of their first-ever boutique hotel, I took the opportunity to ask the talented team a few questions.

SOMMER

The “Architecture Studio” at Winch Design was responsible for the concept and interior design of this boutique luxury hotel project. Could you tell us a little more about this arm of the business and some of the projects you’ve created since the beginning of the Architecture Studio in 2009?

WINCH DESIGN

Winch Design was founded in 1986 as a specialist bespoke yacht studio but the architecture studio was founded in 2009, directed by Simon Tomlinson.

The architecture department, based in our dedicated architecture studio, Prospect, has grown to account for more than half of the business activity at Winch Design.

Lead by Simon Tomlinson, a team of 50 creatives including ten chartered architects, work tirelessly to master plan, project manage and raise from the ground, buildings of diverse character and often of extraordinary scale.

Our clients lead our architecture team around the globe, with projects progressing in cities, deserts, forests, mountains and islands.

A conversation leads to an idea, a sketch and to a technical plan, and from here the architects at Winch Design come into their own, generating endlessly creative and ambitious designs and turning stone, wood and glass into structures not only aesthetically faultless, but full of life.

To name a few projects currently in progress; a Brownstone Townhouse in New York City, a 16th century cottage in the Cotswold’s and an incredibly unique home in Los Angeles, California.

“Designing an interior is an intensely personal thing. We create spaces that are expressions of a client’s personality. More than that, we create the space that they’ve always longed for and dreamed of living in.”

– Andrew Winch | Founder & Creative Director

L'Escale Resort Seychelles Winch Design Presidential Villa Master Bedroom
Presidential Villa Master Bedroom with water views. Credit: Winch Design

SOMMER

This is the first boutique hotel project Winch Design has been involved in. What was it about this particular project that caught your attention and made you want to get involved?

WINCH DESIGN

The client who commissioned The Seychelles Boutique Resort initially approached Winch Design for a bespoke yacht but then realised that he wanted something more. He was first looking for an ocean side property with the facilities to moor his existing yacht and dive boat alongside.

However, as the conversations progressed, he realised that he, together with Winch Design had the opportunity for not only an exclusive residence that could cater to him and his guests but also a potential commercial opportunity; to open the doors to the touring elite and share his design, a unique and exclusive, boutique hotel.

L'Escale Resort Seychelles Winch Design Pool Lounge Area
Relaxed and informal lounge area leading out to the main pool. Credit: Winch Design

A hotel project presented a new challenge for the team and allowed us to apply our design expertise in a different way. The team at Winch Design are proud of the studio’s reputation and the work to come from it, but typically the designs are enjoyed by very few.

It has been a joy for the team to create a space to the same exacting standards enjoyed exclusively by the UHNW clients of Winch Design, but one that is more accessible and can be enjoyed by others.

L'Escale Resort Seychelles Winch Design Hotel Lobby
Use of warm tones and natural fibers used throughout the hotel lobby. Credit: Winch Design

Importantly, the resort is available for exclusive hire which will allow guests complete seclusion and privacy from sunrise to sunset, for as long as they wish.

Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are expecting an uptake on exclusive hires as guests look to holiday, safely away from others, with their bubble.

L'Escale Resort Seychelles Winch Design Pool Lounge
Private lounges areas to relax by the pool. Credit: Winch Design

SOMMER

For those that have not been to the island of Mahé, Seychelles, can you describe the feel of the island (local culture/vibe) and was it important to incorporate elements of this into the design of the resort? If so, how did you do this?

WINCH DESIGN

It was very important that the spirit of the resort was laced with the DNA of Mahé. The architects worked with traditional inspiration but were accompanied by a contemporary mindset.

They visualised a structure sympathetic to the traditional Seychellois vernacular; the roof of the main building features traditional ‘double-hip’ detailing, rendering the lines of the resort in keeping with local silhouettes. Much of the design centres around water and spaces flow into one another in an intuitive, tranquil way, much like the element that guided the design.

L'Escale Resort Seychelles Winch Design Restaurant
L’Escale restaurant offers international cuisine with a creole touch. Credit: Winch Design

The interior is inspired by not only an authentic sense of place but by the dual spirits of the ocean and mountains, resulting in an interior which perfectly encapsulates the feeling of barefoot luxury.

The resort is set to a backdrop of the lush green mountains of Mahé; from which textural references are lifted into what has become a unique yet timeless series of interior and exterior spaces.

L'Escale Resort Seychelles Winch Design Presidential Villa
Presidential Villa study office with textural references from the island of Mahé. Credit: Winch Design

Sea grass and cork panelling complement stacked pebble walls in light cream and grey tones. Local granite and lava stone were used on the exterior walls, with polished and textured plasters and natural wall coverings in the interior. Woven raffia veneers, drift oak joinery and rope-wrapped columns bring a soft warmth to the spaces and renewable rattan adds delicate textural depth to the areas.

L'Escale Resort Seychelles Winch Design Exterior Restaurant Dining
Exterior features local granite, lava stone and drift oak joinery. Credit: Winch Design

Inspiration from the ocean is seen in turquoise, deep-sea blues, corals and bright yellows that are matched with sustainably sourced teak wood from Indonesia.

The interior feels organic, fresh and alive with the spirit of the island and materials found on land and at sea are crafted into works of art by specially selected artisans. A shoal of hundreds of suspended fish, brought to life by Scabetti, swim around the lighting fixtures in the guest areas and beautifully rare teak, sapele and petrified wood has been showcased in statement artworks in the entrance hall and the restaurant, dining and lounge areas.

L'Escale Resort Seychelles Winch Design Private Lounge in Penthouse Suite
Private lounge of the Penthouse Villa at L’Escale Resort & Marina. Credit: Winch Design

A central philosophy underpinning the hotel was the symbiotic relationship between ocean and mountain and this is illustrated perfectly by the architects’ decision to create a clear visual line from the ocean directly through the centre of the resort to the spa area, set to the backdrop of the mountain-scape.

A visual pathway that links both spirits of the resort; right to the ocean and left to the mountains behind.

L'Escale Resort Seychelles Winch Design Resort Marina Aerial View
Designed with a clear visual line from the ocean directly through the centre of the resort to the spa area. Credit: Winch Design

SOMMER

The new marina at L’Escale Resort Marina & Spa can accommodate superyachts up to 328ft/100m in length and has direct access to the hotel. Can you elaborate a little on what makes this a unique feature?

WINCH DESIGN

The private superyacht marina is an important and unique selling point of the resort as it will enable complete exclusive access to guests arriving. It is capable of mooring superyachts of up to 100m in length, and is the first resort in the world to do so. The marina offers a different level of exclusivity compared to anything else seen on Mahé.

L'Escale Resort Seychelles Winch Design Marina Bedroom Villa Pool
L’Escale Resort villa pool overlooking the marina. Credit: Winch Design

SOMMER

What was your favorite aspect of being involved in the design of this hotel?

WINCH DESIGN

Not only bringing to life such authentic space and raising the bar for ultra-luxe barefoot design, but also the challenges of the studio’s first major project in such a remote location and in a new part of the world.

Part of our success comes from the network of exceptionally skilled suppliers and artisans that we have hand-selected over the past three decades to work on our projects; for the Seychelles Boutique Hotel project, we needed to seek out, establish and develop new relationships with suppliers.

L'Escale Resort Seychelles Winch Design Bedroom Spa Villa
The master bedroom of the Spa Pool Villa. Credit: winch Design

Time differences, language barriers and a hot and humid climate all provided new challenges for the team, but challenges that we were happy to overcome.

Ensuring the best quality was also of paramount importance – not only at delivery but as the hotel evolves. The team had to think about how selected furniture, fixtures and equipment, materials and finishes would manage under the tropical climate.

L'Escale Resort Seychelles Winch Design Foyer Details
Simplicity in the foyer details at L’Escale Resort & Marina. Credit: Winch Design

SOMMER

How long did it take for the project to progress from initial conversations until the finished product?

WINCH DESIGN

The Boutique Hotel Seychelles was a fast-paced project from the outset, taking four years from concept to completion. The team worked with the original site blueprint and existing building [the old Wharf Hotel and Marina] to space plan, design, and develop the overall look and feel of the resort. They embraced the opportunity to build in a new corner of the world and sourced local artisans from not only the Seychelles but South East Asia to help create this unique resort.

L'Escale Resort Seychelles Winch Design Penthouse Suite Bathroom
L’Escale luxury Penthouse Villa bathroom. Credit: Winch Design

The outcome is a perfectly skilled combination of high-end luxury coupled with a relaxed, barefoot and authentic Seychellois experience.

The resort is the perfect size, full of everything imaginable for a spoiling stay but small enough to feel intimate, and the perfect size for exclusive use by a group of guests.

L'Escale Resort Seychelles Winch Design Presidential Villa Outdoor Dining
Outdoor dining option of the Presidential Villa. Credit: Winch Design

For more information on L’Escale Resort & Marina and to speak with the concierge regarding private bookings of the entire resort, visit the website here.

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Watches & Wonders 2021: Zenith New Releases

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Zenith Watches reveals their latest watch designs at Watches & Wonders 2021: The Zenith Defy 21 Spectrum Collection and a revival of some of their most historic pieces with the new Zenith ICONS program.
Zenith Defy 21 Spectrum Collection Black and Blue

This year at Watches & Wonders 2021, Zenith has revealed the new bright and colorful Zenith Defy 21 Spectrum Collection along with the revival of some of their most historic pieces thanks to the new Zenith ICONS program.

Looking to the future, Zenith’s new Defy 21 Spectrum collection consists of five color variations representing the different wavelengths of visible light, with each version featuring a bezel set with baguette-cut precious stones to match the colored movements and rubber straps: green tsavorites for the green edition, orange sapphires for the orange edition, blue sapphires for the blue edition, amethyst for the purple edition, and black spinels for the black edition.

Zenith Defy 21 Spectrum Orange

Featuring a stainless steel case embedded with 288 brilliant-cut diamonds, the bedazzled timepieces are powered by El Primero 21, Zenith’s revolutionary 1/100th of a second chronograph caliber with matching color movements.

Zenith Defy 21 Spectrum Collection Green Purple

The new Zenith Defy Spectrum Collection pieces are limited to 10 pieces of each color and are priced at USD$35,900.

Zenith Defy 21 Spectrum Collection Technical Specifications
Zenith Defy 21 Spectrum Color Watches

Watch Model

  • Reference 32.9005.9004/05.R944: Orange Limited Edition 10 pieces (Boutique only)
  • Reference 32.9006.9004/06.R918: Blue Limited Edition 10 pieces (Boutique only)
  • Reference 32.9007.9004/07.R922: Purple Limited Edition 10 pieces (Boutique only)
  • Reference 32.9008.9004/08.R943: Green Limited Edition 10 pieces (Boutique only)
  • Reference 32.9009.9004/09.R921: Black Limited Edition 10 pieces (Boutique only)

Case

  • Stainless steel set with 288 VVS brilliant-cut diamonds
  • Bezel set with 44 VVS colored baguette-cut sapphires
  • Diameter: 44 mm
  • Height: 15.4mm
  • See-through case back
  • Screw-in crown adorned with an “M”
  • Water-resistant to 3 ATM

Dial/Functions/Indications

  • Openworked dial with two different-colored counters
  • Colored main plate on movement + colored oscillating weight
  • Rhodium-plated hours and hands markers with Super-LumiNova®
  • Hours and minutes in the center with small seconds at 9 o’clock 1/100th of a second Chronograph: Central chronograph hand that makes one turn each second, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, 60-second counter at 6 o’clock, Chronograph power-reserve indication at 12 o’clock.

Movement

  • El Primero 9004 automotive movement
  • Power reserve minimum 50 hours
  • Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5Hz)

Bracelet

  • Colored rubber with “Cordura effect” and titanium double folding clasp

Price

  • Price of the Zenith Defy 21 Spectrum Collection Watch (limited to 10 pieces of each color): USD$35,900 /34,900 CHF available from June 2021

The second announcement from Zenith is their plan to revive some of their most sought-after and important vintage models with the Zenith ICONS program.

Zenith Icons Program Watch Box

Selecting the brand’s most important historical references, Zenith will curate a selection of iconic and vintage Zenith watches to be restored and certified by the Manufacture in Le Locle and sold exclusively at Zenith’s boutiques.

Each Zenith ICON watch will come with a 3-year warranty and “passport” to track its path in this new life.

“This is an exciting new chapter for Zenith’s legacy, and I’m extremely proud of the teams at the Zenith Manufacture for taking on this initiative,” shared Julien Tornare Zenith CEO. “We are bridging the past with the future by celebrating Zenith’s rich history and the references that have become true icons of watchmaking. We are acquiring historical timepieces from sources who have cherished them for a very long time and allowing others the opportunity to enjoy them. These rare pieces can now embark on a second life using existing resources at the Manufacture, and I’m really excited to share these pieces of history with our customers. This is just the beginning!”

The Zenith Icons program begins with finding the most well-preserved examples of its most iconic historical references.

Once a watch is found that appears to be in excellent condition, the Manufacture works with its Heritage department to conduct research, tracing back the watch’s origins to ensure that all parts are genuine and coherent.

Thanks to a massive archive spanning the entire history of the Manufacture’s production, Zenith can identify and authenticate even the smallest component of any watch it has ever built. Once the Heritage Department approves a watch, the Manufacture purchases it and hands it to the Heritage team, who conduct further inspections on it.

Once the Heritage department has approved the watch, the timepiece enters the restoration phase to retain as many original parts and materials as possible.

After this is completed, a “passport” is issued for the Zenith ICON watch and stored digitally in the Zenith Archives to provide a 3-year warranty covering the movements and any manufacturing defects and normal wear-and-tear of components.

The aim is to release Zenith Icons pieces as capsule collections, bringing together references with a shared history, function, or theme. One of the first collections, available at Shanghai Nanjing West Road Boutique, will focus on some of the earliest and most iconic El Primero references from 1969 to 1972.

A384
The A384 made its debut in 1969 as the face of the El Primero that figured on launch press cuttings and on the cover of the first El Primero brochures. It stands out with its “square barrel” case signed with the Zenith 4-pointed star logo and its “panda” dial – which has turned tropical in this case, making it all the more desirable.

Zenith Icons Watch A384

A385
One of the original trio of stainless steel references that launched alongside the El Primero calibre, the A385 is the model Zenith chose for its advertisements and photo-shoots in 1969. It left its mark on the era with its “shaded smoky brown” gradient dial, unprecedented at the time, and its “square barrel” case, signed with the Zenith 4-pointed star logo.

Zenith Icons Watch A385

A386
What would become the template for Zenith’s signature Chronomaster line, the A386 was launched in 1969 in a more classical round-case with straight lugs variant of the first El Primero-equipped watch. It garnered attention for its unprecedented tri-colour chronograph counters and decimal scale, becoming one of the most significant references in the history of the El Primero calibre and an icon among chronograph wristwatches.

Zenith Icons Watch A386

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Watches & Wonders 2021: H.Moser & Cie New Releases

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H.Moser & Cie reveals their latest watch designs at Watches & Wonders 2021: The Pioneer Centre Seconds MEGA Cool, Pioneer Tourbillon MEGA Cool and the Endeavour Tourbillon Concept Tiger’s Eye.
H.Moser & Cie Pioneer Tourbillon MEGA Cool Blue Lagoon Watch Lifestyle
Watches and Wonders 2021 Reveal: H.Moser & Cie Pioneer Tourbillon MEGA Cool. Credit: H.Moser & Cie

H.Moser & Cie has revealed three new watches as part of Watches & Wonders this year, with the first two taking inspiration from the turquoise waters of paradise islands: the Pioneer Centre Seconds MEGA Cool edition and the Pioneer Tourbillon MEGA Cool edition, which both share the same colored “blue lagoon” fumé dial.

Featuring a “barely there” transparent lacquer H. Moser &Cie. logo, affixed at 12 o’clock, the latest editions borrow from Moser’s “Concept” design, eliminating the logo entirely. Meanwhile, both models share the same anthracite grey faceted applique indices with Super-LumiNova markers for night-time viewing.

H.Moser & Cie Pioneer Centre Seconds MEGA Cool Blue Lagoon Logo
The transparent logo found on the dial of both Pioneer MEGA Cool models. Credit: H.Moser & Cie

The Pioneer Centre Seconds MEGA Cool is powered by Moser’s own in-house HMC 200 movement. In contrast, the Pioneer Tourbillon MEGA COOL is powered by the self-winding HMC 804 caliber, with both models boasting a three-day power reserve.

H.Moser & Cie Pioneer Centre Seconds MEGA Cool Blue Lagoon
H.Moser & Cie Pioneer Centre Seconds MEGA Cool with Blue Lagoon dial. Credit: H.Moser & Cie

Both Pioneer MEGA Cool editions are also water-resistant up to 12 ATM and are available with four different straps– a rubber, Kevlar, alligator leather strap, or a metal bracelet.

H.Moser & Cie Pioneer Tourbillon MEGA Cool Blue Lagoon Watch with bracelet, rubber and kevlar strap
H.Moser & Cie Pioneer Tourbillon MEGA Cool with Blue Lagoon dial. Credit: H.Moser & Cie

The third new watch revealed is the semi-precious stone inspired Endeavour Tourbillon Concept Tiger’s Eye with two unique hued dials that have entirely removed the logo and any markings to create a blank canvas that draws attention to the one-minute flying tourbillon.

H.Moser & Cie Endeavour Tourbillon Concept Tiger's Eye Ox Falcon
The new H.Moser & Cie Endeavour Tourbillon Concept Tiger’s Eye in Falcon’s Eye and Ox’s Eye. Credit: HMC

The first model is the red-hued dial inspired by the stone Ox’s Eye, while the second is the blue “Falcon’s Eye” dial created using Tiger’s Eye, a variety of microcrystalline quartz.

Formed of amosite, the fibers of Tiger’s Eye are partially replaced with silica following a natural transformation known as “pseudo morphosis” that gives the stone its iridescent effect when polished. When the stone’s various layers include fibrous crocidolite and silica, the stone takes on a blue color and is known as “Falcon’s Eye,” while a reddish tone is known as Ox’s Eye.

H.Moser & Cie Endeavour Tourbillon Concept Tiger's Eye Falcon Eye
Due to the nature of working with natural stone each dial pattern is completely unique. Credit: H.Moser & Cie

“Tiger’s Eye is a natural reinterpretation of Moser fumé dials, which have been a key part of the brand’s success,” shares Edouard Meylan, H. Moser & Cie CEO. “Its horizontal lines lend it balance and symmetry. It is a dynamic stone which seems to come to life as it catches the light. The richness of its details are revealed gradually; it must be admired from different angles to fully appreciate its beauty. Just like a Moser timepiece. With the Endeavour Tourbillon Concept Tiger’s Eye model, we wanted to enhance the brilliance of the Tiger’s Eye using a highly contemporary approach. The 1970s has been a great source of inspiration for us in terms of design and aesthetic trends. Tiger’s Eye was very popular at this time, and it was showcased in a number of timepieces, with a look that was quite Baroque or Rococo in style. We have opted for a contrasting interpretation, minimalist and understated, with a Tiger’sEye dial featuring no logo or indices, adorned with only the flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock”.

H.Moser & Cie Endeavour Tourbillon Concept Tiger's Eye Ox's Eye
The Red Gold Ox’s Eye variant is limited to 50 pieces in total. Credit: H.Moser & Cie

Only 50 pieces will be made of each edition due to the difficulty in sourcing stones with regular parallel lines and the complexity required to produce the dials.

As Tiger’s Eye stones are all different, each piece will be entirely unique, and the Moser’s workshop anticipates producing only 20 pieces per year.

H.Moser & Cie’s new releases are available from their online store or through authorized retailers.


H.Moser & Cie Pioneer Centre Seconds MEGA Cool Blue Lagoon Fumé Dial Technical Specifications
H.Moser & Cie Pioneer Centre Seconds MEGA Cool Blue Lagoon
H.Moser & Cie Pioneer Centre Seconds MEGA Cool Blue Lagoon Fumé Dial. Credit: HMC

Watch Model

  • Reference 3200-1214: Steel model with Blue Lagoon fumé dial edition (with steel bracelet, rubber, Kevlar or alligator leather strap)

Case

  • Solid steel case with domed sapphire crystal
  • Diameter: 42.8 mm
  • Height: 10.6mm (without sapphire crystal)
  • See-through case back
  • Screw-in crown adorned with an “M”
  • Water-resistant to 12 ATM

Dial/Functions/Indications

  • Blue Lagoon fumé with sunburst pattern
  • Anthracite grey hour and minute hands Globolight® inserts
  • Anthracite grey applique indexes with hour markers in Super-LumiNova®
  • H.Moser & Cie logo in transparent lacquer
  • Hours and minutes
  • Central seconds

Movement

  • HMC 200 self-winding calibre
  • Diameter: 32.0 mm or 14 1/4 lignes
  • Height: 5.5 mm
  • Frequency: 21,600 Vib/h
  • Jewels: 27 jewels
  • Automatic bi-directional pawl winding system
  • Power reserve: minimum of 3 days
  • Original Straumann Hairspring® with flat overcoil
  • Finish with Moser double stripes

Bracelet

  • Steel bracelet, Kevlar, rubber or alligator leather strap
  • Steel pin buckle, engraved with the H. Moser & Cie. logo

Price

  • Price of the H. Moser & Cie Pioneer Centre Seconds MEGA Cool Blue Lagoon Watch: US$15,300

H.Moser & Cie Pioneer Tourbillon MEGA Cool Blue Lagoon Fumé Dial Technical Specifications
H.Moser & Cie Pioneer Tourbillon MEGA Cool Blue Lagoon Watch with bracelet, rubber and kevlar strap
H.Moser & Cie Pioneer Tourbillon MEGA Cool Blue Lagoon Fumé Dial. Credit: HMC

Watch Model

  • Reference 3804-1205: Steel model with Blue Lagoon fumé dial limited edition of 50 pieces (with steel bracelet, Kevlar, rubber or alligator leather strap)

Case

  • Solid steel case with domed sapphire crystal
  • Diameter: 42.8 mm
  • Height: 10.8mm (without sapphire crystal)
  • See-through case back
  • Screw-in crown adorned with an “M”
  • Water-resistant to 12 ATM

Dial/Functions/Indications

  • Blue Lagoon fumé with sunburst pattern
  • H.Moser & Cie logo in transparent lacquer
  • Anthracite grey applique indexes, with hour markers in Super-LumiNova®
  • Anthracite grey hour and minute hands with Globolight® inserts
  • Hours and minutes
  • Central seconds

Movement

  • HMC 804 self-winding calibre
  • Diameter: 32.0 mm or 14 1/4 lignes
  • Height: 5.5 mm
  • Frequency: 21,600 Vib/h
  • Automatic bi-directional pawl winding system
  • Solid 18K red gold engraved oscillating weight
  • Power reserve: minimum of 3 days
  • Original double hairspring
  • One-minute flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock with skeletonised bridges

Bracelet

  • Steel bracelet, Kevlar, rubber or alligator leather strap
  • Steel clasp engraved with the H. Moser & Cie. logo

Price

  • Price of the H. Moser & Cie Pioneer Tourbillon MEGA Cool Blue Lagoon Watch: US$54,900

H.Moser & Cie Endeavour Tourbillon Concept Tiger’s Eye Technical Specifications
H.Moser & Cie Endeavour Tourbillon Concept Tiger's Eye Ox Falcon
H.Moser & Cie Endeavour Tourbillon Concept Tiger’s Eye. Credit: HMC

Watch Model

  • Reference 1804-0222: White gold with blue Falcon’s Eye natural stone dial and blue alligator strap limited to 50 pieces
  • Reference 1804-0401: Red gold with red Ox’s Eye natural stone dial with brown alligator leather strap limited to 50 pieces

Case

  • 18K red gold or white gold
  • Diameter: 40 mm
  • Height: 11.2mm (without sapphire crystal)
  • See-through case back

Dial/Functions/Indications

  • Natural Tiger’s Eye Stone in Falcon’s Eye or Ox’s Eye
  • Leaf-shaped hour and minute hands

Movement

  • HMC 804 self-winding calibre
  • Diameter: 32.0 mm or 14 1/4 lignes
  • Height: 5.5 mm
  • Frequency: 21,600 Vib/h
  • Automatic bi-directional pawl winding system
  • Solid 18K red gold engraved oscillating weight
  • Power reserve: minimum of 3 days
  • Original double hairspring
  • One-minute flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock with skeletonised bridges
  • Finish with Moser double stripes

Bracelet

  • Blue or brown alligator leather strap
  • 18K white gold or red gold folding clasp engraved with the H. Moser & Cie. logo

Price

  • Price of the H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Tourbillon Concept Tiger’s Eye Watch: US$75,900

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Watches & Wonders 2021 Digital Edition Overview

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In a time when travel is restricted, this year’s online digital Watches & Wonders 2021 event is every watch enthusiast’s passport to the biggest watch releases of the year.
Watches and Wonders 2021

After the upheaval of 2020 that saw the demise of Baselworld and then the cancellation of the physical in-person Watches & Wonders 2021 event in Geneva, this year’s online event comes highly anticipated by watch enthusiasts and will see a host of watch brands reveal their new timepieces for the year.

Presented as a digital trade show this year, Watches & Wonders (previously known as the SIHH – Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie) will be delivered over 10 days from April 7 to 13 with releases from 38 participating brands.

Stay tuned for new reveals over the coming days…..

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Chopard

Chronoswiss

Corum

Ferdinand Berthoud

Greubel Forsey

H. Moser & Cie.

Hermès

Hublot

IWC

Jaeger-LeCoultre

Louis Moinet

Louis Vuitton

Maurice Lacroix

Montblanc

NOMOS

Oris

Panerai

Patek Philippe

Piaget

Purnell

Rebellion Timepieces

Ressence

Roger Dubuis

Rolex

Speake-Marin

TAG Heuer

Trilobe

Tudor

Ulysse Nardin

Vacheron Constantin

Zenith

A following physical Watch & Wonders event will held in Shanghai from April 14-18 2021 and will feature new model releases especially for the Chinese market along with talks and panels held by industry experts and the popular workbench demonstrations.

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