If you had lived in through the 70s and the 80s, then the name Bryan Ferry would have certainly rang a bell. The former front-man of Roxy Music is a wonderful gentleman with a great taste in sartorial, and he is an idol of many with his irresistible charms and “cool” image. Oh, and of course, for his wonderful songs as well.
So, how did both of them end up together to create a timepiece? Well, the partnership between H. Moser & Cie. and Bryan Ferry was a rather interesting one indeed. Bryan was introduced to H. Moser & Cie.’s watches by a friend of his, who is coincidentally a mutual friend of H. Moser & Cie as well. He fell in love with the watches, and he thought that it will be awesome if he could work with the watchmaker to produce a special timepiece that would bear his name. This culminated with the Endeavour Small Seconds Bryan Ferry.
The watch, notably, is rather different from the usual offerings of H. Moser & Cie. The watchmaker, as most of us know, is famous for their fumé sunburst dials and its modern and contemporary interpretation of dress watches. The new Endeavour Small Seconds Bryan Ferry, however, draws its design inspirations from the classic pocket watches that H. Moser & Cie. had manufactured in the past. These include the lacquered white dial, as well as the black and red fonts that were used for the numerals on the watch face. For those who are observant, one can actually spot the words “Bryan Ferry” at the 6 o’clock position of that dial. This is in place of the “Swiss Made” emblem that is usually situated there. It is rather unconventional, and it definitely adds an interesting touch to this particular timepiece.
Similar to the Mayu and Endeavour Small Seconds watches, the Endeavour Small Seconds Bryan Ferry is powered by H. Moser & Cie.’s in-house HMC 321 movement. The hand-wound movement has a frequency of 18,000bph, and it features a power reserve of approximately 72 hours. The watch also features a power reserve indicator that can be found at the back of the timepiece. This is rather thoughtful gesture, as it aims to make the dial as clean and simple as possible. The finishing, as usual, was done rather tastefully too.
Overall, we thought that this 38.8mm dress watch is a welcoming addition to the Endeavour collection. The watch, in short, is executed magnificently. It is sized perfectly, and it looks very discreet and elegant. We also felt that this partnership had yielded excellent results, and we are keeping our eyes peeled for any further collaboration between these two great entities once again.
The H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Small Seconds Bryan Ferry is limited to 100 pieces. It will be fitted with an 18 carat rose gold case, and it is paired with a beautiful hand-stitched brown calfskin leather. It will be available at most of H. Moser & Cie.’s retailer partners from January 2016 onwards, and we reckon that this will be a big hit with many collectors.