H. Moser’s watches are generally expensive, made in gold. The Pioneer Centre Seconds was launched in 2017 in a steel version, and this year a new dial colour has been added to the series, Cosmic Green. It combines H. Moser’s typical graded sunburst dial with extreme minimalism and a new sports aesthetic – the case is water-resistant to 120 metres, and the titanium crown is screw-down.
Case in stainless steel
The case is large at 42.8 mm, and thick at 15 mm, though this is partly due to the domed watchglass – thickness without the watchglass is 10.6 mm and so its appearance is fairly slim. The case has a distinctive design, alternating gloss and brushed finish except for four areas on the caseband which have a vertically-ribbed treatment. This version of the watch has a textile strap which adds to its sports appearance. The buckle is in stainless steel, engraved with the H. Moser logo.
The dial has all H. Moser’s characteristic minimalism, with no date window, no “Swiss Made” text, just the brand name. There is no date window. The hours are marked by applied batons, with dots of luminescent paint not on the dial but on the inner bezel flange. Hands are skeletonized with luminescent paint at the tips.
The Pioneer Centre Seconds is powered by the in-house HMC 200, a self-winding movement which runs at 21,600 vibrations per hour, 3 Hertz, and has a power reserve of 72 hours, 3 days. The balance wheel is regulated by means of four gold weights, and pallet fork and escapement wheel are also in gold. The movement provides the stop-seconds function.
The H. Moser & Cie Pioneer Centre Seconds Cosmic Green is the brand’s entry-level watch, costing €11,350. Further information from the H. Moser website.