The Endeavor Small Seconds Total Eclipse is the result of the latest collaboration between H. Moser & Cie and The Armoury. If H. Moser & Cie needs no introduction in the world of horology, The Armory may still be unknown to some, founded in 2010 by Mark Cho and Alan See, which offers classic tailoring to the modern man and also several complementary accessories, with stores in New York and Hong Kong.
Mark Cho is excellent in the way he presents his pieces and at the same time provides education on how to wear them correctly, in addition, he is a collector and a deep lover of watches, which are often frequent presences in his presentations, and therefore, to who follows him on social networks, the emergence of this collaboration was not surprising, perhaps the only uncertainty was even knowing which would be the “chosen” brand.
Thus the “dating” between the two brands “H. Moser & Cie” and “The Armoury” began in 2019, when Mark Cho met Edouard Meylan, Ceo of H. Moser & Cie in New York, who shared the same passions for watches and clothing, which combined with the incredible history of almost 200 years of expertise of the Swiss watchmaker brand, from there it was a small step towards the idea of creating a future collaboration together.
The Endeavor Small Seconds Total Eclipse aims to represent, as its name implies, the solar eclipse, when the sun is completely covered by the moon, whose Vantablack dial evokes the silhouette of the moon while the polished inner bezel, in steel or red gold, represents the halo of the solar corona, the gaseous, outermost part of the sun’s atmosphere, visible by the naked eye only when there is a total solar eclipse. The dial features a Breguet-style central hour and minute hands and small seconds at 6 o’clock inspired on pocket watches, in steel or steel/red gold accompanying the inner ring, while the hour indices are represented by holes drilled on the Vantablack dial that makes the plate below visible, which matches the tones of the hands and the inner ring working in contrast.
The watch is offered in a stainless steel case of classic dimensions of 38mm, which was one of the main requirements requested by Mark Cho, with a conical crown with Moser’s signature and open case back engraved with the names of the two brands and from which we can see the manual movement HMC 327 Caliber, where a power reserve indicator also resides in addition to the bridges meticulously decorated by hand, as is the brand’s tradition.
Finally, it should be noted that the watches are offered with black calf leather, combining two different textures of leather design and created by The Armoury.
The watches are available in two limited editions of 28 pieces, one in steel and one in steel/red gold, and will be available in The Armoury stores in New York and Hong Kong, as well as on the online platforms of both companies, for the price of $25,900.
We couldn’t think of a different piece designed by Mark Cho, a self-confessed adept of small watches and classic design, he is a true master of the art of good dressing and good taste. Well done!
Brand: H. Moser & Cie X The Armoury
Model: Endeavour Small Seconds Total Eclipse
Reference: 1327-1200 (steel), 1327-1201 (steel/red gold)
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Dimensions: 38 mm Diameter, 9.9 thickness
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Case Back: Sapphire Glass
Water Resistance: No
Strap: Black calf leather strap
Calibre: HMC 327
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, power reserve indicator
Frequency: 2.5 Hz (18,000 Vph)
Power Reserve: 3 Days
Price: USD 25,900
Limited Edition: Yes, 28 pieces each.