Mike’s top 5 picks from Geneva Watch Days are basically: 1. Moser Streamliner PC 2. Moser 3. Streamliner etcAndrew McUtchen
Mike Christensen, our European Editor and one time foe when back in the day he was the captain of GQ Australia, is an aesthetic sort of chap. While he can appreciate a tourbillon with the best of us, his eyes are drawn more often to the lines of a case, the shade of a fumé dial, the symmetry of date window versus power reserve, month indicator etc.
And on these criteria (despite the usual protestations from 4.5 position date window h8ers), the Moser Streamliner PC is – to use Mike’s vernacular – an absolutely spectacular piece of kit. An early commenter on the video – hi user ‘No One’ – responded with simply “1. Moser Streamliner Perpetual…..” then a good screen worth of left justified bullet points, until eventually “2-5”.
“If I had to jump in the lake right now with one watch from this fair,” Mike says in the video, gesturing to the sedately moving river Rhône behind him, “It would be this one.” He and No One are in furious agreement on the curious magnetic effect of H. Moser & Cie, which has well and truly drawn me in over the years. Here’s why I bought a Pioneer Centre Seconds, for example.
Beyond that, Mike tells of sneaking the Bulgari Aluminium GMT out of the booth onto the streets for a quick lifestyle shoot. And also sings the praises of the fun car collars Breitling has organised for their new colourful Top Time models. It’s another bag of extremely tasty and addictive sweets for watch lovers from Geneva Watch Days, 2021. We hope you enjoy the rush, and the crash of seeing them, and then dealing with how long it will be until you can hold one in your own hands!