The H.Moser & Cie Endeavour Tourbillon Concept Tiger’s Eye
With its latest novelty, the Moser Endeavour Tourbillon Concept Tiger’s Eye brings natural beauty to a dial-focused brand. Two limited edition gold models make up this beautiful release.
When most of us think of Moser, we think of fumé dials. In my book, they make the best in the business and I’m always delighted to see a new color. What happens, though, when a natural gemstone steps in to emulate the gradient look? With the new Endeavour Tourbillon Concept Tiger’s Eye, we get to experience this.
The Moser Endeavour Tourbillon Concept Tiger’s Eye
The new Endeavour Tourbillon Concept Tiger’s Eye is a collection of two gold limited edition models. Instead of lacquer, though, Moser chose one of my favorite semi-precious stones. Tiger Eye itself is a type of microcrystalline quartz and in the right light, it’s simply gorgeous. I have some family history with gemstones and this was always one of my favorites because of all the natural detail in the stone. Moser chose two varieties of Tiger Eye quartz for these watches and they both give off a unique, somewhat ’70s vibe.
Before we get to the dials, it’s good to note that these watches use a tourbillon automatic movement that is viewable via a display back. The front side shows the tourbillon at 6:00 via an aperture. Moser chose its HMC 804 with three days of power reserve. The movement has an 18K gold rotor and skeletonized bridges.
For the white gold model, the Endeavour Tourbillon Concept Tiger’s Eye uses blue Falcon’s Eye stone. The 40mm by 11.2mm case houses the striated stone which transitions in and out of both light and dark blue. Simple hands and a matching blue alligator strap bring the whole thing together perfectly. For the red gold model, Moser chose Ox’s Eye quartz, which is the hue that I know best. In the press pictures at least, this stone possesses tighter banding between colors that show us tones such as red, brown, and rust. It sits on a brown alligator strap that also does a nice job of highlighting the dial. Note that neither watch, in true Moser Concept fashion, have a signature on the dial.
Pricing and final thoughts
The Endeavour Tourbillon Concept Tiger’s Eye is an expensive venture at €72,400, but I guess that’s not a huge surprise. Watches like this are never for the budget shopper. Therefore, if you have the funds and love it, this just might be for you. Personally, I’d go with Ox’s Eye — how about you?
For more information on the Endeavour Tourbillon Concept Tiger’s Eye, visit the official Moser site.