Will this stunning Moser land in your hands on its #pioneertour? If you know watch people, there’s a chance …

Will this stunning Moser land in your hands on its #pioneertour? If you know watch people, there’s a chance …

Andrew McUtchen

In yet another flash of creativity and marketing cunning, H. Moser & Cie have lit up watch lovers all over the world by sending out one of their watches — the Pioneer Centre Seconds Funky Blue Black Edition — on a tour with no road map. And absolutely no guarantee of whose couch it will be crashing on from continent to continent, let alone its safety along the way. Track its live location here, and with #pioneertour. 

Moser Pioneer Centre Seconds Funky Blue Black Edition - #pioneertour

The concept of the #pioneertour is elegantly simple. They will give it to a friend with these instructions: keep it for a week, take some happy snaps of what you did with it, and where, and then bestow it to another worthy watch-loving friend to do the same. Preferably one who is soon jumping on a jet plane. Because this tour, like the watch itself, is all about a pioneering spirit. It’s about wanderlust. Adventure. And exploration.

You will be able to track the journey of the Pioneer Centre Seconds Funky Blue Black Edition on this dedicated landing page, as well as on Instagram @moserwatches under the hashtag #PioneerTour. Subscribers will receive H. Moser & Cie. newsletters with a recap of all the Pioneer adventures, and insider information about watchmaking and special product features.

A little more about the Pioneer Centre Seconds Funky Blue Black Edition

Moser Pioneer Centre Seconds Funky Blue Black Edition - #pioneertour

This jet black DLC version of the Pioneer Centre Seconds embodies these same values. While representing the kind of nuance, finishing and quality predicated by watches in the high horology class, this model is designed for all-terrain. The perfect world traveller, really.

Under the highly domed sapphire crystal — this is one of those zingers you’ll notice when you see the watch in the metal — is that iconic Moser fumé dial in stunning Funky Blue, a first for the Pioneer collection. It looks the same as the core model, however a live inspection will reveal a very different, lighter blue hue. The hour markers and hands are coated with Super-LumiNova, which is intensely lumey, from personal experience.

Moser Pioneer Centre Seconds Funky Blue Black Edition - #pioneertour

The Pioneer Centre Seconds Funky Blue Black Edition is powered by the HMC 200 movement – an in-house caliber with a Straumann Hairspring, beating at 21,600 vibrations per hour. It’s also equipped with a bi-directional pawl winding system, and a power reserve of more than three days. It’s water resistant up to 120 metres with a versatile black rubber strap.

Australian price of the Pioneer Centre Seconds Funky Blue Black Edition

The Australian price of the Pioneer Centre Seconds Funky Blue Black Edition is $22,000