With gorgeous dials that are reminiscent of deep-sea tones, the new and improved Pioneer Centre Seconds Arctic Blue and Pioneer Tourbillon Arctic Blue watches from H. Moser & Cie. are set to be the cynosure of all eyes. The watchmaker recently launched the Endeavour Perpetual Calendar in Tantalum with an Abyss Blue fumé dial — an innovative timepiece that is being widely appreciated in the world of horology.
Known for its mastery of haute horlogerie, the Schaffhausen-based watch manufacturer has come up with a three-hand version and a tourbillon model with double balance springs as part of its celebrated Pioneer collection. Sporting contemporary designs with brand new 40 mm cases, the Pioneer Centre Seconds Arctic Blue and the Pioneer Tourbillon Arctic Blue are fit for an active lifestyle. With 120 metres of water resistance, each watch is perfect for underwater adventures — you can thus call it an all-terrain watch. The three-hand model is equipped with the H. Moser & Cie. HMC 200 automatic calibre while the flying tourbillon features a double hairspring with the HMC 804 Manufacture movement.
Dial it Up with Arctic Blue
H. Moser & Cie. has a rich history of crafting visually stunning dials. Take, for example, the statement Vantablack® dial with a QR code engraved on the sapphire crystal for its Endeavour Centre Seconds Genesis.
The two new variants — H. Moser & Cie. Pioneer Centre Seconds Arctic Blue and H. Moser & Cie. Pioneer Tourbillon Arctic Blue — are a refreshing take on haute horlogerie, as practised by the watch brand. The eye-catching fumé blue seems intense, yet the visual effect is soothing. In keeping with its minimalist approach, the dials feature the brand logo in transparent lacquer and the crowns are adorned with “M”. Earlier, the models were released with a diameter of 42.8 mm, but now the Pioneer Centre Seconds and the Pioneer Tourbillon come with 40mm steel cases and blue dials. The clean design also facilitates legibility along with the faceted applique indices topped with Super-LumiNova® dots and leaf-shaped hands that are also filled with Super-LumiNova®.
On the Move
The Pioneer Tourbillon Arctic Blue is powered by the HMC 804 Automatic Manufacture calibre, which has been meticulously designed and produced in-house by H. Moser & Cie.'s sister company, Precision Engineering AG. The movement is equipped with a double hairspring. The see-through caseback makes the automatic bi-directional pawl winding system and the oscillating weight in 18-carat red gold with the engraved H. Moser & Cie. logo visible. The perfectly matched hairsprings aid the movement of the point of gravity on each spring when it expands, significantly improving accuracy and isochronism. Adding to that, the paired hairsprings also reduce the effect of friction normally experienced with a single hairspring, thus improving isochronism.
The unique design of the tourbillon offers an interchangeable module, assembled and regulated independently of the movement via a simple ‘Plug & Play' system, which allows for easy servicing. Such features help the tourbillon adapt easily to the lifestyle of its users, who multitask and strive to find a balance between work and life. Blending elegance with modernity effortlessly, the Pioneer Tourbillon Arctic Blue is an ideal watch for our modern lives.
The Pioneer Centre Seconds Arctic Blue, on the other hand, is powered by an HMC 200 automatic movement. Also developed and produced in-house, this calibre is equipped with a regulating organ. The double stripes on the bridges and the main plate, a signature Moser design, house a large engraved oscillating weight and offer a guaranteed power reserve of at least three days.
On the Wrist
The two models – Pioneer Tourbillon and Pioneer Centre Seconds Arctic Blue – can be paired with matching rubber, textile or hand-stitched alligator leather straps or even steel bracelets. This versatility makes these watches perfect accessories for any occasion. With or without the tourbillon, the icy-blue tone will surely warm a watch-lover's heart.