By Jovan Krstevski
For those of you who just want a very practical and very wearable watch, perhaps it is about the right time to consider the Pioneer Perpetual Calendar. There are plenty of high-tech perpetual calendar watches out there with long-standing records so why consider the fairly new Pioneer Perpetual Calendar? First off, I am not a member of the brand’s marketing staff so don’t think of me as pushing you to buy one, this is just an honest review from us here at WristReview.
Pioneer was first introduced in 2015 and its goal was to cater for the practical needs of everyone. Its design was simple falling to the category of an everyday-wear watch. The Pioneer was more on the line of being robust with an elegant side. I know some of you might think of this as a complicated watch because it is yet it is also very practical that it can literally blend on any occasion that you bring it to.
And now the new Pioneer Perpetual Calendar from H. Moser & Cie becomes even more practical and wearable and of course tough. As you know this kind of tech is rather frail since they always contain very delicate moving parts but this is where the new Pioneer Perpetual Calendar from H. Moser & Cie distinguishes itself, a robust yet elegant complicated watch to be used as a daily timer.
The 42.8 mm stainless steel case is very modern with clean lines. At 11.3 mm height, it still thin for its spec minus the curved sapphire crystal which is pretty much the standard on today’s watch faces. The lugs are smooth and although I haven’t used one, its design is very comfortable as it does not have any sharp corners. I kind of like the nice crown and the semi grooved sides of the case as it adds texture to a rather minimalist housing.
Moving on to the midnight-blue fumé dial, one can only admire its very practical yet elegant design. The dial sports a flange with luminescent dots and large hands filled with Super-LumiNova that makes for superb legibility at any given light conditions. The Pioneer uses a patented flash calendar system that uses the hour indexes to show the months. It also allows adjusting the date forwards and backwards at any time of day.
The Pioneer also sports an exhibition case back made of curved sapphire crystal. From here one can look at the HMC 800 calibre beating at 18,000 vibrations per hour and cranking 7 days worth of power reserve for a minimum. The H. Moser perpetual calendar calibre is a refined beauty and I really admire its utter simplicity. As you know I am a sucker for minimalist stuff that pretty much equates to being extremely well. Oh and the Pioneer is water resistant down to 120 meters, now that is a very practical Perpetual Calendar wristwatch indeed.
The Pioneer Perpetual Calendar wears on a black alligator leather strap and goes for Euro 38,000.
For more info, please visit h-moser.com