In the realm of horology, where precision and tradition often take center stage, the unexpected collaboration between H. Moser and MB&F has proven to be a breath of fresh air. When you bring two of the most delightfully irreverent watch brands together, you don’t get something quiet, simple, or traditional. Welcome to the fascinating universe of the H. Moser x MB&F Streamliner Pandamonium.
The two brands have joined forces for Geneva Watch Days 2023 and it seems to be have been their mission to blend the distinctive design elements of two of their most iconic timepieces into a single, unforgettable creation.
The Streamliner Pandamonium boasts the stainless steel integrated bracelet case signature to H. Moser, housing a meticulously crafted movement that echoes the elegance seen in other Moser releases. But there’s a twist – the centerpiece of this masterpiece is the MB&F Legacy Machine’s striking three-dimensional suspended balance wheel. This unique balance wheel features a double hairspring, crafted by Precision Engineering AG, a sister company to H. Moser & Cie.
One can’t help but be captivated by the minute repeater and the endearing panda DJ that graces the Streamliner Pandamonium. This isn’t the first appearance of the panda motif in Only Watch events, and Max Büsser, the visionary behind MB&F, sheds light on the deeper meaning behind this whimsical choice:
“Each Only Watch creation is an opportunity for MB&F to see things through the eyes of children, specifically those battling muscular dystrophy. Our original panda made its debut in Only Watch 2011, returned in 2021, and now, it’s back in 2023.”
The gongs and hammers for the minute repeater are artistically positioned above the enchanting fumé dial. Perched atop these intricate components, a tiny hand-painted white gold panda takes center stage, donning a pair of headphones as it assumes its role as the DJ of the turntables. As if that weren’t enough, the hours and minutes are elegantly displayed on the dial with small, leaf-shaped hands, subtly reminding us that this timepiece is, indeed, a watch.
The case measures in at 42.3mm and sits comfortably at a thickness of 12.7mm without the sapphire.
All proceeds from its sale will contribute to the vital research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The estimated value of this masterpiece ranges from CHF 300,000 to 400,000.