H. Moser & Cie goes fully see-through with the Streamliner Tourbillon Skeleton H. Moser & Cie goes fully see-through with the Streamliner Tourbillon Skeleton

H. Moser & Cie goes fully see-through with the Streamliner Tourbillon Skeleton

Russell Sheldrake
  • The second skeleton model from the independent watchmaker, it uses the same codes but in a new look.
  • Highly complex with a double hairspring tourbillon at 6 o’clock.
  • A great, yet pricey addition to the skeletonised integrated sports watch segment, at $86,900.

The Streamliner has become an incredibly popular offering from independent watchmaker H. Moser & Cie with its highly stylised take on the integrated luxury sports watch. And while there are some amazing options available already in this very specific niche of skeletonised, tourbillon, integrated, luxury sports watch (that’s a mouthful), this new entry again proves Moser’s differentiation from the rest of the pack.

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Off the back of the brand’s Pioneer Cylindrical Tourbillon skeleton, which came out in 2022, the way in which Moser approaches the art of skeletonisation has been set. Striping away as much material as possible, and leaving these dark, grained, bridges left, connecting the jewels and components of the movement with a sense of fluidity and motion to its architecture. This philosophy has been carried over to the Streamliner collection, with a slightly different execution.

With just the functional components left, the watch is basically see-through, leaving two major parts to take all the attention on the dial. The tourbillon at 6 and the mainspring above. The double hairspring, flying tourbillon has been crafted with aesthetics in mind, with two swan necks and the balance bridge in constant rotation, it is a wonderful thing to watch as we have seen from the previous Streamliner models this tourbillon has been used it.

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To visually balance this out, the mainspring is completely visible with its barrel being cut down to the bare minimum. Not only does this continue the visual theme of the rest of the movement on to this part, but it also allows the wearer to see how much of the spring has unwound, acting as an imprecise power reserve indicator.

While the watch is, for the most part, fairly monochromatic with varying shades of brushed grey being used throughout, the hands and markers are afforded some visual distinction through 5N rose gold being paired with white lume. This turns what would be an almost indecipherable watch into something far more legible and with a pop of contrast.

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The movement used here, the calibre HMC 814 is a modified version of the 804 that we have seen in previous Streamliner flying tourbillon models. With its 72 hours of power reserve surpassing its competitors such as Audemars Piguet, whose skeleton flying tourbillon Royal Oak only boasts 65 hours. The only thing that could have improved this movement’s overall look is it there were a couple of sharp interior angles to display a higher level of hand finishing.

H. Moser & Cie Streamliner Tourbillon Skeleton pricing and availability

The H. Moser & Cie Streamliner Tourbillon Skeleton will be available from the brand directly and its retailers, priced at US$86,900.

Brand H. Moser & Cie
Model Streamliner Tourbillon Skeleton
Reference 6814-1200
Case Dimensions 40mm (D) x 12.1mm (T)
Case Material Stainless steel
Water Resistance 120 metres
Crystal(s) Sapphire front and back
Dial Open
Bracelet Integrated steel bracelet, folding clasp
Movement HMC 814, in-house, automatic
Power Reserve 42 hours
Functions Hours, minutes, flying tourbillon
Availability Now
Price US$89,900
CHF 79,000