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H. Moser & Cie Pays Tribute to Cortina Watch’s 50th Anniversary

For the 50th anniversary of Cortina Watch, H. Moser & Cie. designed Cortina’s Endeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon Skeleton, providing a perfect view of the precise construction and craftsmanship of the timepiece.

Aug 04, 2022 | By Aurelli Lazuardi
H Moser and Cie Cortina Watch 50th Anniversary
Image: Cortina Watch

The Cortina Watch 50th Anniversary Endeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon Skeleton, designed by H. Moser & Cie. to mark Cortina Watch’s 50th anniversary, honours the relationship and shared values of these two companies. Only available in 10 pieces, the watch is housed in the Endeavour case – a stellar example of H. Moser & Cie’s contemporary interpretation of the classical round watch. Under its slightly domed sapphire crystal, the fully skeletonised cylindrical tourbillon movement enchants with its concentric motion.

One of Singapore’s most respected names in watch retail, Cortina Watch proudly celebrates its 50th year in business in 2022. Launching a number of unique and limited-edition timepieces with renowned watchmaking partners to mark its Golden Jubilee. H. Moser & Cie. will unveil an exquisite collection in July that includes a limited edition made especially for and in conjunction with Cortina Watch’s anniversary festivities. To celebrate the luxury watch’s grand milestone, H. Moser & Cie. has created a special edition Endeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon Skeleton.

H Moser and Cie Cortina Watch 50th Anniversary
Image: Cortina Watch

CEO of H. Moser & Cie., Edouard Meylan, congratulated Cortina Watch on this milestone saying, “We are especially thrilled to be associated with Cortina Watch’s 50th anniversary and to have created this sculptural piece, designed to be a true work of art. The combination of the large, fully skeletonised movement with its contemporary look inspired by the industrial world, with the classical shape of the Endeavour case, as well as the contrast between the anthracite PVD finish on the main plate and the bridges with the red gold case, look absolutely stunning.”

His brother, Bertrand Meylan, CEO of MELB Luxe Subsidiaries, also congratulated Cortina Watch on its golden jubilee, “The connection between Cortina Watch and the Meylan family began with our father, Georges-Henri, and Cortina Watch’s founder, Anthony (Lim), many years decades ago. And subsequently, Jeremy has taken this relationship further, with the establishment of an exclusive partnership between Cortina Watch and H. Moser & Cie. We have fostered even stronger ties since then, and are very proud to be working even more closely with Raymond, Jeremy and Sharon.”

This one-off creation commemorates the treasured partnership between H. Moser & Cie. and Cortina Watch, and at the same time showcases the outstanding creativity and spirit of unconventionality that the Swiss independent watchmaker embodies.

Endeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon Skeleton

H Moser and Cie Cortina Watch 50th Anniversary
Image: Cortina Watch

This limited-edition Endeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon Skeleton features a one-minute flying tourbillon equipped with a cylindrical hairspring. Unlike typical tourbillons, a cylindrical tourbillon beats in a concentric motion, which is particularly mesmerising to watch as it genuinely resembles a beating heart. The hairspring, made by H. Moser & Cie.’s sister company, Precision Engineering, has two Breguet curves that helps reduce friction and improve isochronism. It also takes ten times longer to produce than conventional hairsprings. Encased in 18-carat red gold, this Endeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon Skeleton measures 42mm in diameter. Under its slightly-domed sapphire crystal, rests a meticulously skeletonised dial with roman numerals, in addition to a sub-dial in H. Moser & Cie.’s signature fumé dial in the iconic Funky Blue colour.

H Moser and Cie Cortina Watch 50th Anniversary
Image: Cortina Watch

The crown of this watch is adorned with the Moser “M”, whereas “Cortina Watch 50th Anniversary Since 1972” is inscribed on the sapphire crystal see-through case back. This remarkable timepiece is orchestrated by the calibre HMC 811, a self-winding, three-dimensional Manufacture movement that has been fully open worked. This watch also offers high precision and functionality through the use of an automatic bi-directional pawl winding system with a minimum power reserve of 74 hours.

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