H. Moser & Cie. just added a new colour to the Streamliner line, the Centre Seconds Smoked Salmon. This special edition will be available for one year only.
We like the Streamliner collection of H. Moser & Cie. – tested and enjoyed for example the Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic Funky Blue here. Since then other variations, special models and even a co-created edition were launched in the line.
To create the Streamliner, Moser took the design and name inspiration from cool vintage trains. Train travel once played an important part in America’s interstate transportation network both for passengers and freights. In order to have more comfortable and more efficient trains, engineers experimented with new designs. The Streamliners were designed to reduce air resistance. Their awesome shape has made them a symbol of high quality train transport in general. The term is applied to high-speed railway train sets of the 1930s to 1950s, and their successor ‘bullet trains’.
The new Streamliner Centre Seconds Smoked Salmon features a Smoked Salmon griffé dial, 40 mm cushion-shaped steel case and a fully integrated steel bracelet. The case middle has hollowed and satin-finished forms on the sides, and alternating brushed and polished surfaces. The bracelet is ‘soft’ and flexible. The only reason you keep looking at it on your wrist is to get lost in the light’s joyful dance on its surfaces and edges. The confluence of the case and the bracelet is so smooth that it makes it hard to determine when one starts and the other ends.
The new piece houses the HMC 200 automatic calibre, which is designed, developed and produced entirely in-house. It is equipped with a regulating organ manufactured by Precision Engineering AG, the sister company of H. Moser & Cie.
Many watch brands have the own interpretation of salmon dial and salmon ‘colour’ – as Edouard Meylan, CEO of H. Moser & Cie. and seasoned fly fisher explains the Moser approach:
‘There is salmon and there is salmon. Our inspiration does not come from the traditional Atlantic salmon, or “Salmo salar” to give it its Latin name, but from its very rare cousin, the “Oncorhynchus
kisutch”. Allowed to mature in total freedom and massaged each day by specialists using an oil infused with aromatic herbs picked from the slopes of the Himalayas, this species only eats crustaceans that have been pre-digested by pink flamingos. Each individual fish is smoked using a secret recipe made using Scottish whisky. This is what gives the flesh this exceptional colour, and is the inspiration behind our new dial.’
Source: press release. Photo credits: H.Moser & Cie.
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