From Watches & Wonders 2020: H. Moser & Cie.’s Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic

The Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic is a simple, legible and minimalist timepiece, with an emphasis on functionality and ergonomics.

H. Moser & Cie. showcased the first integrated automatic chronograph with a central display that offers a fly-back function in this year’s Watches & Wonders Geneva online platform. Titled the Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic, this particular model—as far as the movement is concerned—is, again, the first of its kind. Technically speaking, this is the first automatic chronograph with a central display to feature a fly-back function for the minutes and seconds.

At first glance, we can see that the watch is designed as a truly sculptural piece, as the 42.3mm steel cushion case boasts harmonious proportions and beautiful aerodynamics. The case has alternating brushed and polished surfaces with hollowed and satin-finished forms on the sides, in a nod to the typical shapes of Moser cases. It’s also topped by a subtly domed Glassbox type sapphire crystal which is then echoed by the see-through case back.

Up front, the brand has revisited its signature element: The fumé dial. On top of that, the dial also features a new anthracite shade of gray and griffé. Then, in order to display the hours and minutes, H. Moser & Cie. has selected three-dimensional curved hands, with two chronograph hands and two time display hands.

Moving on to the strap, this particular model comes with uniquely designed links that ensures that it sits perfectly on even the most slender of wrists.

The integrated steel bracelet, which is elegantly curved to follow the shape of the wrist, has extremely fluid lines based on organic forms. Highly complex in construction, all the links are articulated and feature a gentle wave combining a vertical brushed finish with polished surfaces.

Inside, this watch is powered by the calibre HMC 902—developed with Agenhor for H. Moser & Cie.—that uses the retrograde principle which allows the elapsed minute hand to jump instantly using the energy accumulated and then released by a snail cam. Moreover, in order for the watch mechanism and the operation of the chronograph and its column wheel to be admired, the oscillating weight has been placed between the movement and the dial.

Above all, with the Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic, H. Moser & Cie. has successfully brought the very essence of the chronograph, and then raised it to the next level with a design and a movement which are sure to become iconic.