News: The H. Moser & Cie. I feel I’ve Seen Before
So, here I am, sipping my morning coffee, scrolling through forums, and what do I find? The H. Moser & Cie. Pioneer Centre Seconds Rotating Bezel C.02 for Collective Horology. It wasn’t the incredibly long name that stuck with me, no, it was something else—I felt as if I’d seen the watch before. I couldn’t quite place it, and then it hit me: it looks kind of like a Tudor Black Bay—from afar that is.
Don’t get me wrong, by saying that I am in no way discrediting either Moser or Tudor—the Black Bay is a great watch—and anyway, after picking the watch up, it becomes apparent that this is an H. Moser & Cie.
H. Moser & Cie. was originally founded in 1828, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Undoubtedly the first thing you will notice about this watch is the green fumé dial. It’s a rich, unique “Collective Green” that transitions in colour as light bounces off of it. Being a Moser, the dial is also minimal, allowing only the bare essentials—like hands, luminous indices and the logo—to populate.
Moving away from the dial, the Collective Horology Moser features a bi-directional travel bezel—so you don’t accidentally phone home at 2am—and a larger, more robust case design than its regular Pioneer Centre Seconds predecessor. With a screw-down crown and a water-resistance of 120m, the Collective Horology Moser makes one hell of a travel companion.
H. Moser & Cie. is a completely independent manufacturer, making all the parts for its watches in-house
Saving the best for last: the view you get when you flip over this—or any—H. Moser & Cie. Thanks to a sapphire display case back, you can view the fully in-house automatic HMC 200. There is just something special about an H. Moser & Cie. movement. Minimal, exquisitely finished and so darn good that the Geneva Seal just won’t cut it. The HMC 200 is no different. It’s a movement that runs at 21,600 VPH and features a 36-hour power reserve. While that doesn’t sound impressive, I’d like to see you find a better built, more reliable movement for just over £12,000.
As the name suggests, this watch is made for Collective Horology. For those that don’t know, Collective Horology is a community of watch enthusiasts originating from ‘The Golden State’. So, if you want one of these bigger, beefier Pioneers, you are going to have to pledge your allegiance.
The H. Moser & Cie. Pioneer Centre Seconds Rotating Bezel for Collective Horology is exclusive for members of Collective Horology
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