PRESS RELEASE

 

H. MOSER & CIE. INTRODUCES TWO ALL-TERRAIN MODELS WITH STURDY CHARACTER

Neuhausen am Rheinfall, February 15th, 2019

Comfortable and designed for everyday wear, the Pioneer Tourbillon and the Pioneer Centre Seconds feature a design which is at the same time elegant, audacious and contemporary, with references to the industrial world. Water-resistant to 120 metres, these two models are part of the Pioneer family, which sport the sturdy case, made for the occasion from 5N red gold with black DLC-finished titanium inserts.

Everyday life is far from a quiet river. H. Moser & Cie. has understood this well and created two watches of character, intended for everyday heroes. Whether in the city, at the beach or in the mountains, with friends or children, in front of a barbecue or on a bicycle, the Pioneer Tourbillon and the Pioneer Centre Seconds adapt to every situation. They feature a water-resistant case, made from 5N red gold and black DLC-finished titanium, topped with a domed sapphire crystal that highlights the deep and mysterious tones of the Midnight Blue fumé dial. The indices, tipped with a luminescent dot, are faceted, and the hands are partially skeletonized with Superluminova® tips, perfectly in line with the open, streamlined aesthetic. A rubber strap provides the final touch, reinforcing the contemporary dynamic of this resolutely stylish model, with a bold touch of non-conformity.

 

On the movement side, the Pioneer Tourbillon is equipped with the manufacture HMC 804 self-winding calibre. This movement is equipped with a double flat hairspring designed and produced in-house. Thanks to this pair of matched hairsprings, the movement of the point of gravity on each spring when it expands is corrected, significantly improving accuracy and isochronism in continual pursuit of perfection. In addition, the paired hairsprings also reduce the effect of friction normally experienced with a single hairspring, improving isochronism. Finally, the tourbillon's unique design makes it an interchangeable module, assembled and regulated independently of the movement via a simple plug and play system which allows easy servicing. The result is a tourbillon better adapted to the needs of today, designed for everyday wear, water resistant to 120 metres and providing a power-reserve of 72 hours. Offering a sporty reinterpretation of the tourbillon, a resolutely modern and contemporary version, H. Moser & Cie. gives birth to a tourbillon that can be worn with elegance in any circumstances.

 

At the heart of the Pioneer Centre Seconds beats the HMC 200 self-winding movement. This manufacture calibre is equipped with a regulating organ designed, developed and produced entirely in-house. Decorated with the famous Moser double stripes on the bridges and plate, the HMC 804 and HMC 200 calibres are 100% Swiss, 100% Moser. Both are housing a large engraved oscillating weight that transfers the energy to the barrel via a bi-directional pawl winding system which reduces the time required to fully wind the watch.  

 

The Pioneer Tourbillon, edited in a limited edition of 50 pieces, and the Pioneer Centre Seconds will be launched during the Watches & Wonders fair, in Miami, from February 15th to 17th.

 

The unmistakeable H. Moser & Cie. style of irreverent Haute Horlogerie.

 

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – PIONEER TOURBILLON

Reference 3804-0900, model in 5N red gold and black DLC-finished titanium, Midnight Blue fumé dial, black rubber strap, limited edition of 50 pieces

 

Case

Solid 5N red gold and black DLC-finished titanium
Diameter: 42.8 mm

Height without sapphire crystal: 10.8 mm

Curved sapphire crystal and see-through case back

Screw-in crown adorned with an “M”

Water-resistant to 120 metres

 

Dial

Midnight-blue fumé with sunburst pattern

Applique indexes, with hour markers in Superluminova®

Midnight-blue flange

 

Hands

Leaf-shaped, partially skeletonized

Superluminova® luminescent elements on the hands

 

Movement

Self-winding HMC 804 Manufacture calibre

Diameter: 32.0 mm or 14 1/4 lignes

Height: 5.5 mm

Frequency: 21,600 vibrations/hour

Automatic bi-directional pawl winding system

Oscillating weight in 18-carat red gold with engraved H. Moser & Cie. logo

Power reserve: minimum of 3 days

Original double hairspring

One-minute flying tourbillon at 6 o'clock with skeletonized bridges

 

Functions

Hours and minutes

 

Strap

Black rubber

5N red gold folding clasp, with engraved H. Moser & Cie. logo

 

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – PIONEER CENTRE SECONDS

Reference 3200-0903, model in 5N red gold and black DLC-finished titanium, Midnight Blue fumé dial, black rubber strap

 

Case

Solid 5N red gold and black DLC-finished titanium
Diameter: 42.8 mm

Height without sapphire crystal: 10.6 mm

Curved sapphire crystal and see-through case back

Screw-in crown adorned with an “M”

Water-resistant to 120 metres

 

Dial

Midnight-blue fumé with sunburst pattern

Applique indexes, with hour markers in Superluminova®

Midnight-blue flange

 

Hands

Leaf-shaped, partially skeletonized

Superluminova® luminescent elements on the hands

 

Movement

HMC 200 automatic calibre

Diameter: 32.0 mm or 14 1/4 lignes

Height: 5.5 mm

Frequency: 21,600 Vib/h

27 jewels

Automatic bi-directional pawl winding system

Engraved oscillating weight

Power reserve: minimum 3 days

Hacking seconds

Original Straumann Hairspring® with flat overcoil

Finish with Moser stripes

 

Functions

Hours and minutes

Central seconds

 

Strap

Black rubber

5N red gold pin buckle, engraved with the H. Moser & Cie. logo

REFERENCES & PHOTOS

 

Pioneer Tourbillon, reference 3804-0900, model in 5N red gold and black DLC-finished titanium, Midnight Blue fumé dial, black rubber strap, limited edition of 50 pieces

 

 

Pioneer Centre Seconds, reference 3200-0903, model in 5N red gold and black DLC-finished titanium, Midnight Blue fumé dial, black rubber strap