H. Moser’s New Skeleton Watch Is A Dancing Sculpture For Your Wrist
See this $85,000 bauble’s “balletic” flying tourbillon movement in action.
At first glance, you might mistake H. Moser’s latest luxury timepiece for one of the wild, avant-garde models propagated by Jacob & Co.
The storied Swiss watchmaker’s Pioneer Cylindrical Tourbillon Skeleton’s intricate, innards-revealing look is polar opposite in design language from the minimalist H. Moser Centre Seconds Concept Matrix Green that also recently arrived.
The brand’s sporty Pioneer case and slightly domed sapphire crystal protect and showcase the HMC 811 caliber. The fully skeletonized movement measuring 34mm in diameter features a large gold oscillating rotor and a hypnotic one-minute flying tourbillon, the motion of which is described by the brand as “balletic”—see it in action below:
At 12 o’clock, a domed dial in H. Moser’s signature Funky Blue fumé plays off the containing sapphire crystal’s shape—it’s referred to as the subdial, but it’s also the only dial. The white “H. Moser & Cie.” logo is rendered visibly, but not so brightly that it distracts from the hands and indices in Globolight, a ceramic-based material containing luminescent Super-LumiNova.
The watch comes paired with a black alligator leather strap, but steel, rubber, textile and kudu leather options are also available. Water resistance to 12 ATM ensures suitability for all water sports except scuba diving.
As the flagship of H. Moser’s Pioneer collection, the Pioneer Cylindrical Tourbillon Skeleton doesn’t come cheap, retailing for just under $85,000.