BaselWorld 2017 – Break-through steel: H. Moser & Cie. Pioneer Centre Seconds Automatic
A steel ‘Moser’ on a rubber strap. Wow! The Pioneer Centre Seconds Automatic might not the most bold design of all H. Moser creations but it will surely create a big buzz. The rare creations are getting within the (financial) reach of more aficionados. Unless Moser gets ‘steel-crazy’ like Patek.
A complicated steel Patek Philippe is always more expensive than its counterpart in precious metal because…? It’s a steel Patek and there are lesser steel complicated Pateks than gold or platinum ones. That doesn’t only apply to old Pateks but also to newly introduced steel models with complications. The Genevan power house already takes an advance on future auction results by setting premium prices for new steel complicated watches.
Future collector’s item?
Back to the new steel H. Moser. The 42.8mm H. Moser & Cie. Pioneer Centre Seconds Automatic can’t be regarded as a complicated watch – it certainly is complicated to create a good-looking watch but that’s another matter – so the whole steel and complications theory is out the window. Still, this Pioneer is the first steel watch from the company so it could well prove to be a highly sought after collector’s item years from now. H. Moser & Cie. chose the Pioneer watch family when including a steel model in its regular collection for the first time. Introducing the extremely wearable Pioneer Centre Seconds Automatic model, with a steel case and a new automatic movement. The Pioneer is practically equipped with an automatic calibre guaranteeing a power reserve of 3 days, it is also water resistant to 120 metres.