H. Moser & Cie. has just unveiled its first line of sports timepieces named Pioneer collection which takes the brand in completely new direction. These newcomers are equipped with in-house made movements which are situated inside red gold and DLC-coated titanium cases. The new range comes a year earlier than it was planned and just one year after the Venturer collection, making it the third in the H. Moser & Cie’s family of watches.
Each new Pioneer Centre Seconds timepiece features the new modular nine-part case with the familiar design for the independent Swiss manufacturer. The case is crafted from 18-karat red gold and features DLC-coated titanium inserts on the flanks and lugs which add the sporty touch. The same purpose has the black rubber strap which is the first rubber wristlet for the brand. The watch’s crown is also made of titanium. Furthermore, the new Pioneer models boast Superluminova on their dials for the best visibility under low light conditions.
The case of the new Pioneer Centre Seconds watch measures 42.8mm in diameter and 15mm in thickness thus making it the largest Moser’s watch so far.
H. Moser & Cie. Pioneer Centre Seconds boasts the recognizable smoked dial which is available in silver, slate and red gold color. Besides Superluminova for nighttime legibility, these dials for the first time have partly skeletonized leaf-shaped hands.
The beating heart of the watch is the caliber HMC 230 automatic movement with a three day power reserve. Also, it is the first mechanical movement to have been tested in zero gravity environment. This test of the watch components was conducted in a weightless environment on September 22 in the first Swiss parabolic flight with the assistance and expertise of the Swiss Air Force.
The caliber HMC 230 is the very first mechanism from H. Moser & Cie. that beats at the frequency of 21,600 semi-alternations per hour (3 Hz). The in-house manufactured movement is finished in a black galvanic coating with red gold gilding and features an engraved red-gold oscillating mass which recalls the precious nature of H. Moser & Cie. timepiece. The impeccable mechanism also has the original Straumann hairspring and a regulating organ produced in-house at sister company Precision Engineering AG.
The water resistance of the new Moser watch is assured down to 120 meters (about 400 feet).
The retail price for the H. Moser & Cie. Pioneer Centre Seconds watch in red gold is $22,900. We expect more affordable metals in the future, so stay tuned.