H. MOSER & CIE. MAKES THE PERPETUAL CALENDAR MORE ACCESSIBLE WITH A VERSION FOR EVERYDAY WEAR
Neuhausen am Rheinfall, March 16th, 2016
In theory, sand, water and high-tech mechanics do not mix well. However, H. Moser & Cie. has developed a perpetual calendar in its Pioneer collection that is the first complication of its kind to be water-resistant to 120 metres. Why? To be on time for the ice-cream man? For those who think it’s important to sport a stylish timepiece even on the beach? To seduce mermaids? Well, yes and no. Some may say “pointless”. H. Moser & Cie. would argue “incredibly practical”.
In 2015, H. Moser & Cie. launched the Pioneercollection. Bold and modern, the mark of a pioneering and adventurous spirit, with a strong design which makes reference to the industrial world, models in this collection are both elegant and comfortable – perfect for everyday wear. The Pioneer Perpetual Calendar follows the same philosophy: a perpetual calendar which is easy to use and comfortable to wear. Edouard Meylan, CEO of H. Moser & Cie., sums up: “Without a doubt, the perpetual calendar is the most useful complication of all.
But, because the mechanism can be fragile, it is often kept safely hidden away in a box. With the Pioneer Perpetual Calendar, we wanted to create a piece that is perfect for everyday wear, on land or in water, with its complex mechanism protected in a lightweight, robust and watertight case.” The case of the Pioneer Perpetual Calendar is akin to a suit of armour, measuring 42.8 mm in diameter, and made of several sections. This modular case is made from 5N red gold, featuring black DLC-finished titanium components continuing the modern interpretation in the exceptional non-geometric shapes adorning the sides of H. Moser & Cie models.
The Pioneer Perpetual Calendar features an ardoise fumé dial. To emphasise the practical aspect of this model, its leaf-shaped hands are filled with Superluminova® and complemented by luminescent markers indicating the hours on the flange. As for the strap, H. Moser & Cie. has chosen black alligator leather. The boldest customers, however, will choose the rubber strap.
At the heart of the Pioneer Perpetual Calendar beats the legendary H. Moser & Cie. perpetual calendar calibre, a marvel of ingenuity and complexity enhancing a complication which is executed with absolute simplicity. It features 12 indices indicating both the hours and the months, a date window at 3 o’clock, an off-centre small seconds at 6 o’clock and a power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock: powered by the HMC 800 hand-wound movement, this watch guarantees a generous minimum 7-day power reserve.
With its Pioneer Perpetual Calendar, H. Moser & Cie. is reinterpreting the perpetual calendar, bringing it into the 21st century and ranking it amongst those models which marry style and practicality. Guaranteed to delight water sports fans and fish alike!
TECHNICAL FEATURES – PIONEER PERPETUAL CALENDAR Reference 3800-0900, model in red gold and black DLC-finished titanium, ardoise fumé dial, strap in black alligator leather or rubber Case Case in multiple sections, in solid 5N red gold and black DLC-finished titanium Diameter: 42.8 mm, height: 15.0 mm Curved sapphire crystal and see-through case back Black DLC-finished titanium screw-in crown adorned with an “M” Water resistant to 120 metres
Dial Ardoise fumé with sunburst pattern Red gold applique indices, with hour markers in Superluminova® Flange with fluted structure
Hands Leaf-shaped, partially skeletonised, red-gold finish Superluminova® luminescent elements on hands
Movement HMC 800 hand-wound calibre Diameter: 34.0 mm or 15 lignes, height: 6.3 mm Frequency: 18,000 Vib/h 32 jewels Power reserve: minimum 7 days Stop seconds Double barrel Interchangeable Moser escapement Original Straumann Hairspring® with stabilised Breguet overcoil Pallet fork and escapement wheel made from gold Movement and components hand-finished and decorated
Functions Perpetual flash calendar Big date display Month indicator via central hand Hours and minutes Power reserve indicator on dial Leap year cycle indicator on movement side
Strap Strap in black alligator leather or black rubber Pin buckle in black DLC-finished titanium