A DUAL WINDOW DISPLAY FOR THE NEW PERPETUAL CALENDAR FROM H. MOSER & CIE.
For the first time in its history, 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.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – PIONEER PERPETUAL CALENDAR MD
Reference 3808-1200, steel model, Burgundy fumé dial, black alligator leather strap, limited edition of 50pieces
Reference 3808-1201, steel model, Funky Blue fumé dial, black alligator leather strap, limited edition of 50 pieces
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
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
HMC 808 hand-wound calibre
Diameter: 34.0 mm or 15 lignes
Height: 6.3 mm
Frequency: 18,000 Vib/h
Power reserve: minimum 7 days
Original Straumann Hairspring®
Interchangeable Moser escapement
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
Black alligator leather or black rubber
Steel pin buckle, engraved with the Moser logo
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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More about H. MOSER & CIE.
H. Moser & Cie. was created by Heinrich Moser in 1828. Based in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, it currently employs around 60 people, has developed 14 in-house calibres to date and produces more than 1,500 watches per annum. H. Moser & Cie. manufactures parts such as regulating organs and balance-springs, which are used for its own production as well as to supply its partner companies. H. Moser & Cie. is honoured to have a Moser family member with the company as Honorary Chairman and President of the Heinrich and Henri Moser Foundation. The aim of the Moser Foundation, created by one of Heinrich Moser’s descendants, is to keep the family history alive and seek out antique pieces for the Moser Museum, located in Charlottenfels Manor, Heinrich Moser’s family home. With its substantial watchmaking expertise and highly acclaimed experience in the sector, MELB Holding holds shares in H. Moser & Cie. and Hautlence. MELB Holding is an independent family group, based in the heart of the legendary Vallée de Joux