H. Moser & Cie Pioneer Perpetual Calendar
The H. Moser & Cie Pioneer Perpetual Calendar in steel is the latest watch from the high-end watch company from Neuhausen am Rheinfall.
This article about the H. Moser & Cie Pioneer Perpetual Calendar includes details of the dial display, movement specification and price.
Whenever this high-end watch company from Neuhausen am Rheinfall unveils a new timepiece, I am always overwhelmed with a sense of excitement. The launch of the new H. Moser & Cie, the Pioneer Perpetual Calendar proves to be no exception.
The Endeavour Perpetual Calendar broke on to the watchmaking scene a few years ago and dazzled the cognoscenti with its highly intuitive dial display. Each month is indicated with a third, truncated hand which points to an hour marker and, in so doing, imparts the month. For example, should the co-axially positioned hand point to 4 o’clock it indicates the fourth month in the year i.e. April.
Personally, I have always liked the styling of the Endeavour Perpetual Calendar, but concede that its traditional appearance may be a tad too conservative for some tastes. In 2005, H. Moser & Cie launched its Pioneer collection, a range of timepieces with a decidedly contemporary aesthetic.
Now, H. Moser & Cie offers its tried and tested perpetual calendar movement with the modern Pioneer case and dial configuration in steel. Previously, the Swiss watch company has offered the combination of a perpetual calendar with a Pioneer case but only in noble metals. By offering a steel variant, the new watch is ideally ‘suited to everyday wear’.
Measuring 42.8mm, the Pioneer Perpetual Calendar is sized according to modern tastes and features a bewitching H. Moser midnight-blue fumé dial. The luminescent dots on the flange, together with the hands, are lined with luminescent fill according readability in various light conditions. On the left flank of the dial is a power-reserve indicator, gracefully showing the energy stored within the two barrels.
An exhibition case-back confers sight of the self-winding HMC 800 calibre within. The curved case-back is anatomically predisposed to nestle against the wrist in sublime union. The HMC 800 movement features a hacking seconds, double barrel, interchangeable Moser escapement and Straumann Hairspring with stabilised Breguet overcoil. The movement has an impressive power reserve of at least seven days. Furthermore, the movement is decorated to the same high standards for which H. Moser & Cie have become known for.
Price £32,000 (RRP as at 19.6.2017)