H. Moser & Cie. discloses its most recent interpretation of the flying tourbillon complication housed in a tempered steel Pioneer case prepared to fight the components. This isn’t Moser’s first tourbillon – it has just showed up in the upmarket Endeavor , Venturer and Swiss Alp Watch assortments – nor is it the primary complication to reach the Pioneer family, which hosts a QP complication . The curiosity here is the combination of a one-minute flying tourbillon and its relating programmed development inside the sportier instance of the Pioneer. Shaping piece of Moser’s SIHH 2019 curiosities, the brand that likes to push against the tide of show has chosen to beat the whirlwind of pre-SIHH secrets and puts the Pioneer Tourbillon available to be purchased available today. Shielded by its burly 42.8mm steel case that is water-impervious to 120m, this is Moser’s idea of an ATV tourbillon that can assume the challenges of regular mileage – and furthermore the brand’s most open tourbi ever.
The new habitat of the tourbillon
Tourbillons are turning up on the whole kinds of appearances these days. Surrendering the conventional limousine of exquisite gold or platinum dress watches, the tourbillon complication is turning its way into more daring territory. To get a vibe of the new region of the tourbillon, don’t miss our article of the 10 best tourbillon watches from Baselworld 2018. Wearing sportier treated steel or super current sandblasted titanium cases (like the record-breaking super thin Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon ), the tourbillon is a lot of the complication du jour. To such an extent that even the available extravagance brand Frederique Constant was enticed to hop energetic about its Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon for under 20K.
Made to be Worn
With the presentation of the Pioneer Center Seconds in 2017, Moser tended to the hole in its portfolio for a sportier tempered steel watch with a slightly less cumbersome sticker price. ‘Slightly’ is the usable word here on the grounds that at simply under EUR 50,000, the attempt to close the deal of the off-road Pioneer Tourbillon is absolutely not the value point but rather the wearability factor – despite the fact that it remains a serious reasonable cost for such a watch. Initially housed in dressier valuable metal assortments – including the new moderate magnum opus Endeavor Tourbillon Concept – Moser presents its one-minute tourbillon complication inside the more tough instance of the Pioneer.
More strong and more contemporary than its valuable metal brothers, the instance of the Pioneer estimates 42.8mm in measurement and is 10.8mm thick (without the sapphire precious stone), and it shows. As Moser’s translation of the extravagance sports watch, the case is immaculately finished with exchanging polished and brushed surfaces alongside the characteristic spaces on the caseband that show a ribbed improvement. The screw-down crown validates the 120m water-opposition of the case while the radiant specks on the rib and the semi-skeletonised hands with lume underline the lively and useful nature of the model.
“Fumé” or inclination dials are a strength at Moser and the Pioneer Tourbillon flaunts a midnight-blue fumé dial that changes as indicated by the light from an extreme, practically blackish blue to a more electric sky blue tone. The way that the hour markers are so enormous thus dazzlingly facetted implies that the sides mirror the dull shade of the dial and appear to push facing the domed sapphire crystal. The differentiations between the blue dial and the signs are sharp, striking and amazingly elegant.
Flying Tourbillon Automatic Caliber HMC 804
Like the flying tourbillons included on other Moser models, the gap resembles an enormous sinkhole with no casing or little seconds pointer to occupy you from the show. What’s more, the extensions holding the tourbillon set up are skeletonised amplifying the review joy as the gravity-buster plays out its one-minute revolutions. Fueled by in-house type HMC 804, the development is fitted with a twofold level hairspring created and delivered completely in-house by Moser.
Thanks to the pair of matched hairsprings, the development of the purpose of gravity on each spring when it grows is revised improving exactness and isochronism. An extra advantage of the matched hairsprings is the decrease in grating typically experienced with a solitary hairspring. Another quick element is the particular tourbillon escapement which can be handily extricated from its confine and adjusted. The bi-directional 18k red gold rotor has additionally been skeletonised to allow you to appreciate the development and keeps the watch ticking for 3 days.
The perspective I most incentive about the Pioneer Tourbillon is how it sheds the extraordinary consideration normally required when handling a tourbillon. It’s the sort of watch you can wear all year long, in any sort of circumstance, without having to stress over harming the tourbillon. It is fresh, savvy, rich and sure, yet additionally famously practical.
Price & Availability
Presented on a handsome dark croc leather or a dark elastic tie fitted with a steel collapsing catch, the Pioneer Tourbillon is a restricted release of only 50 pieces and retails for CHF 49,900/EUR 47,600 – positively not a cheap watch but rather still quite possibly the most available tourbillon watches made by an autonomous watchmaker. For more data, if it’s not too much trouble, counsel www.h-moser.com .