H. Moser & Cie. – Pioneer Tourbillon and Pioneer Centre Seconds

Created to handle every situation, the new Pioneer Tourbillon and Pioneer Centre Seconds models from the H. Moser & Cie. Pioneer family feature a water-resistant (12atm) 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 nonconformity.

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 Cosmic Green model 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 were launched during the Watches & Wonders fair 2019, in Miami from February 15th to 17th.

Technical details

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

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

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