For a few years now, H. Moser & Cie’ s perpetual calendar, whether in the Endeavor or Pioneer cases, has been characterized by its moderate showcase with a little, focal bolt to demonstrate the month. Surely, this was both a mark style for the brand and brought about a spotless, unadulterated look… Apparently excessively perfect and not decipherable enough for the brand, which is presenting a changed adaptation of its lively QP, the Pioneer Perpetual Calendar MD – and MD implies Month-Date.
I can recall a couple of years prior, when I just began at MONOCHROME, one of the primary watches I surveyed widely was the Endeavor Perpetual Calendar Black Edition (not an awful method to begin, honestly). In those days, I was dazzled – and still am – by the perfect, cleaned up showcase of this perpetual calendar. Most QPs available element complex dials, with various sub-counters or windows to show the date, the day of the week, the month, the jump year and, often, a moon. It is kind of a standard for the business, bringing about little signs that you can scarcely read…
What Moser moved in the days was to zero in on the fundamental sign of a calendar watch: the date. We ordinarily understand what month it is, and the equivalent goes for the day of the week. Moser chose to zero in on the date, however on a QP, bringing about a sign that was consistently right. The solitary other calendar sign on this dial was the month, shown by a very watchful bolt shaped hand on the focal hub. This showcase/development was subsequently utilized in the brand’s sports assortment, with the steel Pioneer Perpetual Calendar .
The new Pioneer Perpetual Calendar MD
What H. Moser & Cie. has chosen to do is to refresh the showcase. As a games watch, the Pioneer should have been just about as neat as could be expected, as per Moser. The outcome is another showcase where the month is pretty much as noticeable as the date – implying that it is presently situated in a window and not, at this point showed with a pointer arrow.
The base of this H. Moser & Cie. Pioneer Perpetual Calendar MD is natural. We actually have the 42.8mm tempered steel case, with screw-in crown, powerful hauls and case groups and 120m water-obstruction. It isn’t a rough games watch fundamentally, still, it has been considered to withstand some activity. An easygoing, energetic watch, in the event that you like. The case combines brushed surfaces and polished accents, together with enriched sides. The watch is worn either on a matte dark leather tie or an elastic strap.
What changes, then? Essentially, the showcase and the dial. The primary development concerns the month sign that moves from the focal pivot to the 3 o’clock position, in a traditionally shaped window for enhanced intelligibility. It sits close to the huge date and both of the capacities bounce promptly. The rest stays faithful to the customary Moser QP watches: focal hands for the hours and minutes, little seconds at 6 o’clock and force save marker at 9 o’clock. The leaf-shaped hands are halfway skeletonised and loaded up with Super-LumiNova.
The H. Moser & Cie. Pioneer Perpetual Calendar MD is launched in two models. The principal includes the Funky Blue dial with conventional records and applied markers (ref. 3808-1201). The second, bolder model highlights another burgundy tone for the brand and is deprived of practically all files/engravings with the exception of the dabs that mark the hours (ref. 3808-1200).
Inside the steel instance of the Pioneer Perpetual Calendar MD is a similar base development as the other QPs, just adjusted on the dial side to acquire another showcase. The actual development, an incredible hand-twisted motor with least 7 days of force hold, actually holds the sign of the jump year on top of the extensions. It is finished with care – polished angles, enormous Moser stripes, gold chatons – and is pleasantly shaped. It is additionally technically progressed, with the in-house Straumann Hairspring and interchangeable Moser escapement (which can be taken out effectively during administrations). Note that the date can be set whenever of the day, advances or in reverse, with no danger to the movement.
Price and availability
Each variant of this new H. Moser & Cie. Pioneer Perpetual Calendar MD will be restricted to 50 pieces. Retail cost will be EUR 38,000 or CHF 39,900, equivalent to the past form of this watch.
More subtleties at www.h-moser.com .