So far, during 2019, H. Moser & Cie. have introduced two models to be added to there catalog. The watches bear the brand’s fume dials, and are quite striking. This article will discus the Pioneer Tourbillon, and the Pioneer Centre Seconds. The brand considers these watches to be all terrain, and one of the key features in the toughness of the watches is the screw down crowns. This helps the watches to be rated to 120 meters under water. it is somewhat rare to find such a depth of water resistance offered by an independent watchmaking brand.
Regarding the Pioneer Center Seconds, the case is 42.8 millimeters wide, and 10.6 millimeters thick. The case is done ion 5N red gold, and features some DLC finished titanium. Namely the inside part of the lugs, and the crown as well as part of the the caseback. The crystal is done in high end sapphire, and the caseback is also covered in sapphire for exhibition of the movement. The dial is done in midnight blue and has a cool dark smokey finish to it. The hour, minute, and second along with the hour markers, have been done in red gold. The hands have Superluminova for vision in the dark. The movement used on this model is the in house caliber named the HMC 200. The bridge and plate have nice decorations, and the sturdy balance bridge offers fine stability. The movement has hacking, a frequency of 3Hz, and a power reserve of 72 hours.
Regarding the pioneer Tourbillon, this watch is quite similar to the Pioneer Centre Seconds. It was also done in the 5N red gold, with titanium features, and the case also measures in at 42.8 millimeters in diameter, but is 10.8 millimeters in thickness. Water resistance is also 120 meters, and the dial is also quite similar, but has red gold hands with hour markers. the big difference in this watch is the flying tourbillon located at the 6 o’clock position. Also the movement is different in that the name is HMC 804, and the movement has the 18k red gold rotor bearing the company logo. The Pioneer Centre Seconds has a price of $19,900, but the Pioneer Tourbillon is $59,900, and is limited to 50 pieces. More can be learned at h-moser.com. Thank you.