H. Moser & Cie. is in a highly beneficial mode these days delivering a constant flow of new models – or declinations of existing watches. Think, in recent months, Blue Lagoon pieces , Heritage made with Bucherer , Perpetual Moon Concept or Pioneer Tourbillon . The last is really today’s theme. During Watches and Wonders in Miami, the brand presented new forms of its off-road watch – not a games watch as such, but rather a watch made to endure a functioning way of life. Meet the new H. Moser & Cie. Pioneer Tourbillon and Center Seconds with a Red Gold/DLC Case and a mark Blue Fumé Dial.
What is the Pioneer? It’s H. Moser & Cie’s vision of a more powerful, more tough, slightly easygoing piece. Don’t think it’s a genuine games watch either, despite the fact that the case is all around ensured and comes with 120m water-obstruction. The Pioneer is an easygoing watch that actually holds all the credits of Moser’s DNA. It simply adds a cool, not very proper touch to the standard mark fumé dials, however the mechanics, created and collected in-house, are still important for the bundle as well. A blend of lovely mechanics and versatility for every day mileage. And you can even have it with a tourbillon …
Already accessible in three variants – 3-hand programmed, interminable schedule and tourbillon programmed – with various materials (for the most part steel) and shadings (fumé in dark, in green or in blue), the brand presented new forms in Miami this end of the week that combine extravagant metal and delightful colored dials.
Available in the programmed and in the tourbillon, these new forms include another case. It is produced using a combination of 5N red gold and dark DLC-finished titanium – the focal piece of the case is titanium and the two horizontal parts and the bezel are made of gold (a combination that can be valued when looking at the carries and the caseback). The case is as yet water-impervious to 120m and these models are worn on punctured dark elastic lashes with a 5N red gold pin clasp (Center Seconds) or a collapsing catch (Tourbillon). The crown is additionally DLC covered. Both watches have a rather huge 42.8mm distance across, which remains comfortable thanks to short lugs.
Second update: the dials. To appear differently in relation to the warm shade of the 5N gold, H. Moser depends on its most symbolic dial, the fumé blue. These dials are embellished first with a sunburst design and later painted with an angle tone – midnight blue in the middle and practically dark on the periphery. Records and hands match the gold case however are as yet loaded up with radiant paint.
Two models have been introduced. The first is the “simple” programmed adaptation, with a 3-hand (focal hours, minutes and seconds) show. This Pioneer Center Seconds is powered by the in-house self-winding HMC 200 development, with 3 days of force save. It is fitted with the Straumann Hairspring and the brand’s interchangeable controlling organ. The finishing is wonderful, with Moser stripes and polished bevels.
The second model is the Pioneer Tourbillon – a watch that we’ve checked on as of late . This watch is an amazing combination of lively components and Haute Horlogerie considering a tourbillon to be worn consistently. The in-house development, type HMC 804, is an advancement of the 3-hander seen previously. It is programmed, has a 3-day power save and the unique twofold hairspring architecture and the brand’s interchangeable controlling organ. The improvement is much more fragile and incorporates a 18k red gold wavering weight.
H. Moser & Cie. Pioneer Tourbillon and Center Seconds with Red Gold/DLC Case and Blue Fumé Dial are currently accessible and will be estimated individually at USD 59,900 and USD 19,900. More subtleties at www.h-moser.com .