Redefining the versatile stainless steel bracelet watch, The Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic is the debut timepiece in H. Moser & Cie.’s latest collection, the aptly named Streamliner. It unites the codes of minimalism and contemporary elegance that the Schaffhausen brand has made its trademarks, while exploring novel ways to express the beauty and durability of stainless steel. With an emphasis on ergonomics, the result in a seamless integration between the case and the bracelet, through fluid lines and curved forms.
Equipped with what can be regarded as the most innovative chronograph movement in contemporary watchmaking, the Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic is a new expression in H. Moser & Cie’s design ethos. More a wearable sculpture than a simple steel watch, H. Moser & Cie. sought to create a new form with unprecedented lines and finishes for the Streamliner. The result is cushion-shaped case with a slightly domed surface and recessed sides, in perfect harmony with the contours of the integrated and uniquely designed steel bracelet.
Conceived by Agenhor, the chronograph calibre is simply like no other, offering advantages in every aspect over a traditional chronograph movement. By placing the automatic winding mechanism between the dial and the movement, the case back offers an unobstructed view of the innovative and complex calibre.
The Streamliner evokes the elegant lines of the old American steel locomotives, combined with the purity of German engineering. It’s a minimalist work of art, with subtle curves that continuously draw the eye. Whether it’s our Perpetual Calendar with its Big Date function, our Minute Repeater, or the Flying Hours – at Moser we are always looking for the purest line, the way to make a complex movement look effortless. Our news Streamliner range is no exception. — Edouard Meylan, H.Moser and Cie. CEO
The intricacy of the movement paradoxically translates to a pure, minimalist dial typical of H. Moser & Cie., featuring a new design for the ceramic luminescent hands as well as a raw, vertical brushing on the signature fumé dial. For the first time ever, the hands of the flyback chronograph are coaxially mounted on the centre of the dial, offering an easy and instantaneous while keeping the dial uncluttered.
A work of art in its own right, the integrated stainless steel bracelet is the central element of the Streamliner’s visual identity – rather than an afterthought that must somehow fit the case. Its articulating links, boasting a vertically satin-brushed surface with polished curved edges, take form and function to new heights with the bracelet’s ergonomic form.