Introducing the First Sports Watch from H. Moser & Cie., the Pioneer Centre Seconds (with Pricing)


H. Moser & Cie. has just unveiled its first sports watch, the Pioneer Centre Seconds, powered by an in-house movement inside a red gold and DLC-coated titanium case.

The Pioneer Centre Seconds is everything that existing watches from H. Moser & Cie. are not. With a large case made up of contrasting gold and titanium, the Pioneer also features Super-Luminova on the dial for nighttime legibility as well as a rubber strap. In short, it’s luxury sports watch. But like all other Moser timepieces, it’s equipped with an in-house movement. The Pioneer is the third and last pillar of H. Moser & Cie.’s line-up, after the vintage-inspired Venturer and the Endeavour, the original aesthetic of the brand. At 42.8mm in diameter and 15mm thick, it’s the largest wristwatch from Moser to date. The case is mostly 18k red gold, with inserts made of diamond-like carbon (DLC) coated titanium on the flanks and lugs; the crown is also titanium.

Three dials are on offer, two of which have the brand’s signature, graduated fumé finish available in red gold or dark grey. The third dial option is a simple silvered finish. Luminous dots on found on the flange around the dial, making them more discreet during the day. 

Inside the Pioneer Centre Seconds is the calibre HMC 230, an automatic movement with a three day power reserve. To match the case, the movement is finished in a black galvanic coating with red gold gilding. Water-resistant to 120m, the Pioneer Centre Seconds is fitted to a rubber strap.

Priced at US$22,900 or SFr23,000, the Pioneer Centre Seconds is only available in red gold for now, but expect it to be introduced in more affordable metals in the future. Addendum October 16, 2015: Movement images as well as pricing in U.S. dollars and Swiss francs added.

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