H. Moser & Cie. has masterfully reimagined the natural jade dial, presenting it with unmatched grace and nuanced colours. The Streamliner Tourbillon Wyoming Jade, encased in red gold, showcases this ornamental stone with finesse, epitomizing sleek elegance, subtle innovation, and enduring charm. The watch features a clean dial without a logo and only three markers, ensuring an unimpeded view of the one-minute flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock, showcasing jade’s magnificent beauty. This watch is a masterpiece where nature and watchmaking artistry converge, offering an extraordinary timepiece that defies the passage of time. Available in a limited edition of 100 pieces.
Sourced directly from the soil of Wyoming, USA, the jade featured on the Streamliner Tourbillon Wyoming Jade’s dial is entirely natural, derived from a pristine and untouched environment. This jade is kept unprocessed to preserve its genuine essence, showcasing a natural and unparalleled elegance. Every dial is a distinctive masterpiece, adorned with the stone’s inherent, delicate markings and distinct hues. The jade is carefully shaped with a deep reverence for its original form, unveiling its remarkable quality through a consistently pure composition that approaches flawless purity.
Creating the jade dials for the Streamliner Tourbillon Wyoming Jade timepiece embodies a perfect blend of age-old artisanship and cutting-edge technology. This intricate procedure begins with the meticulous selection of jade, each piece chosen for its superior quality and aesthetics. Following selection, the jade undergoes precision cutting with CNC technology within a liquid medium, resulting in thin slices between 1 and 1.2 mm. These slices are then positioned on jigs, moistened, and examined under light to ensure the most favourable dial-cut placement. Once bonded to metal backings, the dials are CNC milled to achieve their precise outer contour and then carefully thinned to the required thickness. This step demands exceptional accuracy to maintain the jade’s consistent texture. The process culminates with manual polishing, a delicate task to remove imperfections and enhance the jade’s innate lustre.
At this point in the process, the responsibility shifts from the gem cutter to the dial-maker, who meticulously affixes the dials onto a brass foundation. This is preceded by applying a thin varnish layer to the dial’s rear, ensuring the brass underneath remains invisible due to the dial’s clarity, thus maintaining the jade’s visual integrity.
The choice of Wyoming jade by H. Moser & Cie. stands out for its intense, deep olive hue, a rarity that enhances the watch’s visual depth. The dial’s design, devoid of branding and featuring the one-minute flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock, accentuates the semi-precious stone’s allure and visual impact. The watch is driven by the innovative HMC 804 automatic movement, a marvel of mechanical precision, featuring a double hairspring mechanism developed by H. Moser & Cie.’s affiliate, Precision Engineering AG. This ingenious double hairspring arrangement corrects any displacement of the centre of gravity as the springs unwind, minimizing friction and significantly boosting the movement’s precision and isochronism in a relentless quest for excellence.
Emerging from the harmonious blend of natural beauty and horological expertise, the Streamliner Tourbillon Wyoming Jade is a testament to restrained luxury, with a mere 100 pieces in existence. It represents H. Moser & Cie.’s distinctive approach to high-end watchmaking, a rarity in its own right.