Building on almost two centuries of watchmaking tradition, H. Moser & Cie. has launched its summer season with a bold and irreverent collaboration. Blending two seemingly contrasting universes, the manufacture has partnered with globally recognized sportswear brand UNDEFEATED to create a limited edition. Espousing a number of shared values, the two brands are resolutely minimalist in their aesthetic, with an eye for detail and a desire to constantly push boundaries. They make it a point of honour in their respective industries to surprise by subverting expectations and defying norms. Produced as a limited edition, the Streamliner Chronograph UNDEFEATED is a sport-inspired model built around the themes of victory and virtue. It also gives a nod to the street culture brand’s mantra: “Play Dirty”. Its fluid lines are fortified by a bold design that spotlights minimalism and legibility. The Streamliner Chronograph UNDEFEATED will be available online from June 22nd and in selected UNDEFEATED stores, as well as on the H. Moser & Cie. e-commerce platform.
An encounter waiting to happen
UNDEFEATED was founded in 2002 by James Bond and Eddie Cruz, opening its first curated apparel and sneaker boutique of its kind in Los Angeles, on the legendary La Brea Avenue. Now with 28 boutiques throughout the world, UNDEFEATED has since become one of the most influential brands of its generation. From its inception,
UNDEFEATED has built one of the most iconic collaboration portfolios, partnering with artists and brands to create highly sought-after limited editions in fields as diverse as mainstream basketball and luxury cars.
The idea for the collaboration with H. Moser & Cie. came from Eric Cheng, one of UNDEFEATED’s co-owners and a keen fan and collector of H. Moser watches who contacted Edouard Meylan, CEO of H. Moser & Cie.
Eric explains: “With its unconventional approach and philosophy, H. Moser & Cie. is a sort of UNDEFEATED of the watch industry. Two of its key strengths are that it is bold and ahead of its time. It’s a very inspiring brand, which is why we decided to contact Edouard and his team.” The rest is history!
New attire for the Streamliner
Displaying an exquisite fluidity in its geometric curves and dynamic forms, the Streamliner has become a model par excellence. For the first time, it features an anthracite grey DLC coating on its cushion case and integrated bracelet links. “We used DLC on this model at the request of UNDEFEATED. Eric Cheng wanted a watch with a bold, strong character and a certain vitality, and which would slowly develop a patina over time,” reveals Edouard. This bespoke outfit is paired with a Black Tiger Camo fumé dial. This motif – a favourite of UNDEFEATED – is engraved on the dial then given several coats of lacquer to create the colour. The finish is then applied to the lacquer to obtain H. Moser & Cie.‘s signature fumé effect. In Haute Horlogerie, it’s the details that really make the difference. In creating the Streamliner Chronograph UNDEFEATED, H. Moser & Cie. has married perfect proportions, fluid forms and high-end finishes.
As with all models in the Streamliner collection, this chronograph has perfectly rounded curves, evoking the very first high-speed trains from the Twenties and Thirties whose name it adopts. Around the edge of the dial, the grey outer minute track measures the seconds, while the inner minute track – also in grey – counts the minutes. At 12 o’clock, the black rhodium-plated steel UNDEFEATED logo provides the perfect counterpoint to the three applique numerals. Just below this sits the H. Moser & Cie. signature in a discreet light grey. The hands that precisely measure the elapsed time have a thicker base and an extremely fine tip, like those found on the counters in a car or a measuring instrument. UNDEFEATED and the manufacture have chosen three-dimensional curved hands to indicate the hours and minutes, formed of two sections and featuring inserts made from anthracite grey Globolight®, an innovative ceramic-based material which contains Super-LumiNova®.
The ultimate precision
As for the movement, the Streamliner Chronograph UNDEFEATED is equipped with a calibre developed jointly by AGENHOR and H. Moser & Cie.‘s teams. Despite its extremely sophisticated design, the movement is built around simplicity, legibility and minimalism, and features a practical and ergonomic central time display. Water-resistant to 12 ATM in passive and dynamic modes, the Streamliner Chronograph UNDEFEATED is a beautifully understated and highly readable model.
A success story
Born from the merging of two apparently diametrically opposed universes, the Streamliner Chronograph UNDEFEATED has all the makings of an iconic piece. The limited edition of 76 pieces will be available from June 22nd from UNDEFEATED.com and from the H. Moser & Cie. e-commerce platform. Alongside the watches, the two brands have created a capsule collection which includes an H. Moser & Cie. wall clock, as well as a friends & family jacket developed exclusively by UNDEFEATED. Beyond offering the brands’ highly active and engaged communities exciting additional accessories, the capsule collection completes the newly created universe of two brands connected through passion.
H. Moser & Cie.’s own and unique take on Haute Horlogerie.
H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Chronograph UNDEFEATED Technical Specifications
Reference 6902-1206, – 52’500 € including all taxes
model in dark grey DLC-treated steel, Black Tiger Camo fumé dial, dark grey DLCtreated steel integrated bracelet, limited edition of 76 pieces
- Hours and minutes
- Chronograph with central display and indication of the elapsed minutes and seconds
- Flyback on the minutes and seconds
- Calibre HMC 902 developed with AGENHOR for H. Moser & Cie., self-winding movement
- Diameter: 34.4 mm or 15 1/4 lignes
- Height: 7.3 mm
- Frequency: 21,600 vibrations/hour
- Bi-directional winding
- Tungsten oscillating weight, positioned between the movement and the dial
- Double barrel
- Column wheel chronograph
- Two-stage chronograph mechanism
- Horizontal clutch with friction wheel; smooth wheel equipped with micro-teeth to avoid any issues when the teeth intermesh and reduce unwanted jerks when starting the chronograph
- Tulip yoke allowing the chronograph to be triggered or released
- 434 components
- 55 jewels
- Power reserve: minimum 54 hours
- Dark grey DLC-treated steel topped by a gently domed sapphire crystal
- Diameter: 42.3 mm
- Height without sapphire crystal: 14.2 mm
- Chronograph push-buttons at 10 and 2 o’clock
- Screw-down crown at 4 o’clock adorned with an engraved “M”
- See-through case-back
- Dynamic water resistance to 12 ATM (allowing the chronograph and flyback function to be used underwater)
- Black Tiger Camo fumé
- UNDEFEATED logo made in DLC-treated steel and applied
- Applied DLC-treated numerals
- Hour and minute hands with anthracite grey Globolight® inserts
- Minute track for the elapsed seconds and minutes
- Tachymeter on the flange
- Integrated dark grey DLC-treated steel bracelet
- Folding clasp with three DLC-treated steel blades, engraved with the Moser logo
H. MOSER & CIE.
H. Moser & Cie. was created by Heinrich Moser in 1828. Based in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, it currently employs more than 60 people, has developed 15 in-house calibres to date and produces more than 1,500 watches per annum. Through its sister company Precision Engineering AG (PEAG), H. Moser & Cie. manufactures parts such as regulating organs and balance-springs, which are used for its own production as well as to supply its partner companies. Independent company incorporated into Moser Watch Holding in 2012, Precision Engineering AG specialises in watch components for escapements, from their initial design to the production of a quality product ready to be integrated into the watch movement it must regulate. H. Moser & Cie. is honoured to have a Moser family member with the company as Honorary Chairman and President of the Heinrich and Henri Moser Foundation. The aim of the Moser Foundation, created by one of Heinrich Moser’s descendants, is to keep the family history alive and seek out antique pieces for the Moser Museum, located in Charlottenfels Manor, Heinrich Moser’s family home. With its substantial watchmaking expertise and highly acclaimed experience in the sector, MELB Holding holds shares in H. Moser & Cie. and Hautlence. MELB Holding is an independent family group, based in the heart of the legendary Vallée de Joux.
UNDEFEATED is known as one of the most recognized sportswear brands and well-curated retail boutiques across the globe.
With themes of Victory and Virtue, UNDEFEATED designs and develops apparel, accessories and footwear for the modern active lifestyle. Since the brand’s inception in 2002, UNDEFEATED remains as the unofficial voice defining an era of sports and street culture as one of the most influential brands of its generation.
From humble beginnings on La Brea with the first sneaker boutique of its kind, to becoming a cornerstone for the community — UNDEFEATED continues to honor the past and inspire/create the future.