A new type of perpetual calendar by the Swiss boutique brand, this time not so minimalistic.
The new Pioneer Perpetual Calendar MD from the brand's sportiest line features a steel 42,8-mm case, which is water-resistant to 120 metres. Famous for the perpetual calendar with almost no additional dial indication H. Moser & Cie. has now chosen a different path and created a perpetual calendar with two large windows to display the date and month and two discs. The date can be set at any time of the day, forwards or backwards, with no risk to the movement.
The watch is produced in two limited edition versions, 50 pieces each. The first features the blue dial with traditional indexes and markers; the second one is in Burgundy, stripped of almost all indications except for the hour-dots. Apart from the namesake two windows – yes, MD actually means month and date – the dial layout contains an offset small second sitting at 6 o'clock and a power reserve indicator at 9. The leap year cycle indicator is concealed on the movement side like in previous Moser perpetuals. The leaf-shaped hands are partially skeletonised and filled with SuperLuminova, as are the hour marker dots on the flange.
Inside the Pioneer Perpetual Calendar MD beats a new in-house hand-wound movement HMC 808 offering a seven-day power reserve thanks to its double barrel. The watch is fitted with a black alligator leather or a black rubber strap and comes at retail price of CHF 39,900.
Nov. 07, 2019