September 13, 2018

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New Luxury Watches : A Dual Window Display For The New Perpetual Calendar From H. Moser & Cie.

For the first time in its history, luxury watches manufacturer, H. Moser & Cie. has created a perpetual calendar with two windows displaying the date and month. The aim of this development is to offer optimal legibility in the brand's sportiest line: Pioneer. The Pioneer Perpetual Calendar MD features a steel case water-resistant to 120 metres, enabling it to display the time under any conditions, whether on land or underwater. A practical, wearable perpetual calendar for everyday heroes.

 

In 2015, H. Moser & Cie. launched the Pioneer collection. This contemporary collection, imbued with a pioneering, adventurous spirit, was the obvious choice to accommodate the brand's new perpetual calendar with dual window display. A stylish creation with two large windows to display the date and month and two discs featuring the Flash Calendar function, which changes instantly when necessary. The date can be set at any time of the day, forwards or backwards, with no risk to the movement.

 

The Pioneer Perpetual Calendar MD is an innovation par excellence, available in two models with bold colours: the first features the Funky Blue dial with traditional indexes and markers; the second is dressed in a brand new colour – Burgundy – and stripped of almost all indications except for the dots that mark the hours. An offset small second sits at 6 o'clock, and a power reserve indicator at 9 o'clock, along with the leap year cycle indicator, which is concealed on the movement side. The leaf-shaped hands are partially skeletonised and filled with Superluminova®, as are the hour marker dots on the flange.

 

At the heart of the Pioneer Perpetual Calendar MD beats a new Manufacture calibre. A complex marvel of ingenuity, the HMC 808 hand-wound movement offers a comfortable power reserve of at least seven days thanks to its double barrel.

 

The Pioneer Perpetual Calendar MD finds H. Moser & Cie. daring to push the limits of fine mechanical watchmaking ever further, always aware of the brand's need to continue innovating and reinventing itself.

 

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

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – PIONEER PERPETUAL CALENDAR MD

 

Reference 3808-1200, steel model, Burgundy fumé dial, black alligator leather strap, limited edition of 50 pieces

Reference 3808-1201, steel model, Funky Blue fumé dial, black alligator leather strap, limited edition of 50 pieces

 

Case

Steel 

Diameter: 42.8 mm, height (excluding sapphire crystal): 11.3 mm 

Curved sapphire crystal and see-through case back

Screw-in crown adorned with an “M”

Water-resistant to 120 metres


Dial

Burgundy fumé or Funky Blue fumé with applique indexes and sunburst pattern 

Superluminova® hour marker dots

Leaf-shaped hands, partially skeletonised 

Superluminova® elements on hands


Movement

HMC 808 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

Double barrel 

Hacking seconds

Original Straumann Hairspring® 

Interchangeable Moser escapement


Functions

Hours and minutes, small second

Perpetual calendar with date and month

Big date display

Month indicator window

Power reserve indicator

Leap year cycle indicator on movement side


Strap 

Black alligator leather or black rubber

Steel pin buckle, engraved with the Moser logo

 

REFERENCES & PHOTOS

Pioneer Perpetual Calendar MD, ref. 3808-1200, steel model, Burgundy fumé dial, black alligator leather strap, limited edition of 50 pieces

 

Pioneer Perpetual Calendar MD, ref. 3808-1201, steel model, Funky Blue fumé dial, black alligator leather strap, limited edition of 50 pieces

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