Famous for its perpetual calendar, deemed the most legible and ingenious in the market, H. Moser & Cie. embarks on a new journey of horological excellence. Teaming up with partner Agenhor SA, the Swiss watchmaker unveils the Endeavour Chinese Calendar Limited Edition.
This timepiece represents a remarkable fusion of cultures and calendars, seamlessly integrating the Chinese lunisolar calendar with the solar-only Gregorian calendar. Beyond its technical prowess, the watch narrates a tale of the harmonious coexistence of two different traditions. The union of the sun and moon is elegantly portrayed, showcasing a minimalist aesthetic that effortlessly marries form and function.
Delving into the intricacies of timekeeping, the blog post explores the historical significance of the Chinese calendar. Rooted in observations of nature thousands of years ago, this lunisolar calendar intertwines with Chinese agriculture and traditional culture, reflecting the rhythm of lunar solar terms and the four seasons.
The Endeavour Chinese Calendar Limited Edition serves as a tribute to this rich cultural tapestry. Displaying months and days of both the Chinese and Gregorian calendars, alongside moon phases and the Chinese zodiac signs, the watch is a technical marvel. The lunar calendar’s reliance on the moon’s cycles, with months of 29 or 30 days, adds complexity to the design. The inclusion of embolismic months ensures alignment with the solar year and the four seasons.
What sets this timepiece apart is its ability to operate seamlessly for 12 years without corrections, a feat achieved through innovative engineering. While other Chinese calendars on the market require numerous manual corrections, the collaboration between H. Moser & Cie. and Agenhor SA introduces a movement with two cams working in parallel, conveying precise information on Chinese months through feelers.
The design aesthetics of the Endeavour Chinese Calendar Limited Edition are as captivating as its functionality. The red gold case contrasts elegantly with the Midnight Blue fumé dial, bearing the H. Moser & Cie. logo like a secret signature. The crescent-shaped windows and retrograde hands gracefully navigate the lunar and Gregorian displays, creating a visual symphony.
Limited to just 100 pieces, this model, based on H. Moser & Cie.’s HMC 200 automatic in-house movement, signifies a harmonious synergy with Agenhor SA’s module. Edouard Meylan, CEO of H. Moser & Cie., emphasizes the contemporary westernized interpretation of Chinese traditional culture, distinguishing this timepiece from others on the market.
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