H. Moser & Cie. Pioneer Perpetual Calendar (in steel)

H. Moser & Cie. Pioneer Perpetual Calendar

An extremely wearable perpetual calendar, designed to elegantly display the time under any circumstances, both on land and in water: introducing the H. Moser & Cie. Pioneer Perpetual Calendar. Water-resistant to 120 metres, it is the first complication of its kind which is truly suited to everyday wear, thanks to its durable steel case. To those who consider this pointless, H. Moser & Cie. would highlight the practicality of this solution, which makes it possible to keep the perpetual calendar — without doubt the most useful complication of all — on the wrist rather than stored in a box.

In 2015, H. Moser & Cie. launched the Pioneer collection. 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. For H. Moser & Cie., the Pioneer was the natural choice when including a steel model in its regular collection: the Pioneer Perpetual Calendar is easy to use and comfortable to wear. Akin to a suit of armour with a 42.8 mm diameter, the Pioneer Perpetual Calendar case protects the complex mechanism at the heart of the watch.

ingenuity and complexity

H. Moser & Cie. Pioneer Perpetual CalendarOn one side, the Pioneer Perpetual Calendar features the mesmerising H. Moser midnight-blue fumé dial. The luminescent dots on the flange and the hands filled with Superluminova® allow the display to be read at any time of day. For the strap, H. Moser & Cie. has chosen black alligator leather. From the back of the watch, the legendary H. Moser perpetual calendar calibre can be admired through the curved sapphire crystal case-back. A marvel of ingenuity and complexity, enhancing a complication executed with absolute simplicity, the HMC 800 calibre guarantees a minimum power reserve of 7 days. With the Pioneer Perpetual Calendar, H. Moser & Cie. revisits this complication, bringing it into the 21st century for a modern era in which we jump from work to the gym, then home to family for yet more activities with little time to relax. The Pioneer Perpetual Calendar perfectly steps up to these new requirements, combining style with practicality.

Technical specifications

Reference: 3800-1200, steel model, midnight-blue fumé dial, black alligator leather strap. Case: Solid steel case • Diameter: 42.8 mm, height without 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: Midnight-blue fumé with sunburst pattern • Applique indices, with hour markers in Superluminova® • Flange with fluted structure • Hands: are Leaf-shaped, partially skeletonised • 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 • Hacking 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” display • Big date display • Month indicator via central hand • Hours and minutes • Small second • Power reserve indicator on dial • Leap year cycle indicator on movement side. Strap: Black alligator leather strap • Steel pin buckle, with engraved H. Moser & Cie. logo.

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Lex Stolk

The author Lex Stolk

Lex Stolk studied Journalism in Utrecht and it was during his time as a student he developed a passion for mechanical watches. He has spent his entire career in the publishing industry working for a wide range of publications before entering the watch world professionally seven years ago. His work for several watch publications made it possible for him to combine his love for both watches and magazines.