H. Moser & Cie. unveils the Streamliner Centre Seconds, which follows the self-winding Flyback chronograph launched in January 2020 as the second model in the Streamliner collection.
Press Release with commentary in italics.
“Streamliner” is a reference to the first high-speed trains from the Twenties and Thirties, whose rounded curves these models re-interpret. This new model focuses on the essential: hours, minutes, centre seconds.
Equipped with a steel case on an integrated steel bracelet, the aesthetic of the Streamliner Centre Seconds is perfectly harmonious, from its ideal proportions and fluid forms to its high-end finishes. It is paired with a brand-new and uniquely elegant fumé dial in Matrix Green.
H. Moser Streamliner Centre Seconds
A staple classic, the 3-hand watch requires expertise of the very highest level, as it is the details that elevate a piece. Balanced, precise proportions are the key to harmony, and the Streamliner Centre Seconds perfectly illustrates this philosophy. Featuring a 40.0-mm steel cushion case, which is water-resistant to 12 ATM, it offers extraordinary ergonomics thanks to the design which includes a fully integrated steel bracelet with no lugs on the case.
The case middle has hollowed and satinfinished forms on the sides, and alternating brushed and polished surfaces, in a nod to the traditional
unusual shapes typical of Moser cases.
It is topped by a subtly domed sapphire crystal, echoed by the see-through case back. Extending these curves, the integrated steel bracelet is elegantly arced to follow the line of the wrist.
Highly complex in construction, this bracelet has extremely fluid lines, based on organic forms. All the links are articulated and feature a gentle wave combining a vertical brushed finish with polished surfaces. A true technical feat, this bracelet is a masterpiece of subtlety and sophistication, with flexibility to match.
Every part of the Streamliner Centre Seconds is in harmony; to further elevate the steel of the case and bracelet, H. Moser & Cie. has created a brand-new fumé dial: almost electric, the vibrant Matrix Green colourway offers a complex palette of shades from olive green to red gold. This brand-new colour dial adds the finishing touch to the timeless elegance of this model. Displaying the hours and minutes, the 3D hands are formed of two sections and feature inserts made from Globolight®, an innovative ceramic-based material which contains Super-LumiNova®. The minute hand is curved.
Beating at the heart of the Streamliner Centre Seconds model is a 100% Swiss mechanical movement: the HMC 200 self-winding calibre. Entirely designed, developed and produced inhouse, this movement is equipped with a regulating organ manufactured by H. Moser & Cie.’s sister company, Precision Engineering AG. Decorated with the famous Moser double stripes, the HMC 200 calibre houses a solid gold oscillating weight and offers a minimum power reserve of 3 days.
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Commentary: As expected, Moser followed up with a three hand extension to the Streamliner collection in double quick time. This is particularly impressive for a small company to introduce a new line, populated with two models – a magnificent chronograph, and a very beautiful time only, sweep seconds hand watch. No doubt, this watch will be released in other dial and metal combinations later.
We also speculate that the followups to the collection will be soon, and for see a perpetual calendar based on the class leading Moser Perpetual movement and perhaps even a tourbillon in the lineup.
The Streamliner Centre Seconds follows the lines of the Streamliner Flyback Chronograph perfectly, though the case is slightly smaller in diameter – 40mm vs 42.3mm, the proportions are so exact that without a side by side comparison, one is hard pressed to know that one is larger. The dial of the Centre Seconds is of course, cleaner and simpler, but the fireworks is in the magnificent green fumé with the brilliant glint of the sunburst pattern.
The movement is no slouch either, using the manufacture HMC 200, which is already tested and proven in other Moser models, like the Endeavour Centre Seconds and Pioneer Centre Seconds.
As usual, we have already arranged for a sample to be sent to our studios for photography, as well as a hands-on wear test. And will report back once we have completed this.
H. Moser Streamliner Centre Seconds Technical Specifications
Reference 6200-1200, steel model, Matrix Green fumé dial, integrated steel bracelet
Steel topped by a gently domed sapphire crystal
Diameter: 40.0 mm
Height without sapphire crystal: 9.9 mm / with sapphire crystal: 11.8 mm
See-through case back
Screw-in crown adorned with an “M”
Water-resistant to 12 ATM
Matrix Green fumé with sunburst pattern
Hour and minute hands with Globolight® inserts
HMC 200 self-winding calibre
Diameter: 32.0 mm or 14 ¼ lignes
Height: 5.5 mm
Frequency: 21,600 Vib/h
Automatic bi-directional pawl winding system
Solid 18K gold oscillating weight engraved with the H. Moser hallmark
Power reserve: minimum of 3 days
Original Straumann Hairspring®
Finish with Moser stripes
Hours and minutes
Integrated steel bracelet
Folding clasp with three steel blades, engraved with the Moser logo
Ticks many boxes for me…looking forward to your hands on!