H Moser & Cie - h moser and cie PIONEER CYLINDRICAL TOURBILLON SKELETON  3811-1200
H Moser & Cie - h moser and cie PIONEER CYLINDRICAL TOURBILLON SKELETON  3811-1200


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H. Moser & Cie.'s own and unique take on Haute Horlogerie.

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 Three-dimensional power. This is what will strike you when first seeing the Pioneer Cylindrical Tourbillon Skeleton from H. Moser & Cie. With this skeleton model, the Schaffhausen-based Manufacture has taken a new approach to its cylindrical tourbillon movement, which applies the principles of H. Moser & Cie.'s expertise in this area. Under a slightly domed sapphire crystal, reflected in the curve of the sub-dial featuring Globolight® inserts, the one-minute flying tourbillon equipped with a cylindrical hairspring is especially eye-catching. Without a doubt, this is a dramatic, sculptural piece, but one which can be worn every day thanks to its balanced proportions and water-resistance up to 12 ATM. 
H. Moser & Cie. cultivates the art of contrast. For this piece, the company consciously selected the Pioneer case. With its contemporary and adventurous look and feel inspired by the industrial world, it showcases the HMC 811 three-dimensional Manufacture calibre, designed to be a true work of art. This large, fully skeletonised movement with a 34 mm diameter enhances the "balletic dance" of the one-minute flying tourbillon, equipped with a cylindrical hairspring at 6 o'clock. Invented in the 18th century, the cylindrical hairspring rises perpendicularly around the upper stem of the balance spindle. A frequent feature on marine chronometers at the time, it offers the advantage of developing concentrically. Thanks to the cylindrical hairspring, fitted with two Breguet curves attached at two points, friction on the pivots is reduced and the isochronal properties improved, even more when the hairspring is combined with a tourbillon as is the case here. Today, the cylindrical hairspring is particularly difficult to produce because it requires very specific know-how and tools. The teams at Precision Engineering AG, H. Moser & Cie.’s sister company, had to remaster this expertise, as each cylindrical hairspring is shaped by hand, taking ten times longer to produce than a traditional hairspring. 
At 12 o'clock, a small, domed sub-dial reflects the curve of the sapphire crystal and features the company's signature colour, Funky Blue fumé. The white H. Moser & Cie. logo has a certain subtlety about it, while the indices are much bolder: created using Globolight®, a ceramic-based material containing Super-LumiNova®, these add to the three-dimensional nature of the piece, as do the inserts which top the hour and minute hands, also in Globolight®. 
A skeleton model of the new HMC 811 calibre is used here, on both the front and the reverse side, where a large, gold and fully open rotor oscillates. The beauty of this movement is further enhanced by the lightness of the flying tourbillon, which twirls gracefully under the sapphire crystal. The Pioneer Cylindrical Tourbillon Skeleton represents an important step for H. Moser & Cie., as it enters the skeleton watch segment and defines its own principles for this type of watchmaking. 
The Pioneer Cylindrical Tourbillon Skeleton model features a black alligator leather strap, but can also be worn with a steel, rubber, textile or kudu leather strap, providing a variety of options. Even with its powerful yet elegant aesthetic, this dramatic piece is highly wearable thanks to its 15.3 mm thickness. Water-resistant to 12 ATM, it can be worn just as easily with a shirt as it can for sports or setting out on an adventure. 

Technical specifications

Reference 3811-1200, steel model, Funky Blue fumé domed sub-dial, black alligator leather strap 
Steel topped by a slightly domed sapphire crystal 
Diameter: 42.8 mm 
Height without sapphire crystal: 11.7 mm Height with sapphire crystal: 15.3 mm 
Screw-in crown adorned with an engraved "M" 
See-through case back 
Water-resistant to 12 ATM 
Funky Blue fumé domed sub-dial with sunburst pattern at 12 o'clock 
Skeletonised dial 
Indices in Globolight® 
Hour and minute hands with Globolight® inserts 
Fully skeletonised HMC 811, self-winding, three-dimensional Manufacture calibre 
Diameter: 34.0 mm or 15 lignes/height: 5.5 mm (without hands or tourbillon) 
Frequency: 21,600 Vib/h 
28 jewels 
171 components 
Automatic bi-directional pawl winding system 
Gold, fully skeletonised oscillating weight 
Power reserve: minimum 74 hours 
Cylindrical hairspring with 2 Breguet curves 
One-minute flying tourbillon at 6 o'clock with skeletonised bridge; hand-bevelled balance bridge 
Diamond bevelling 
Main plate and bridges with anthracite PVD finish 
Hours and minutes 
Black alligator leather strap, hand-stitched 
Steel folding clasp, engraved with the Moser logo 

The H. Moser & Cie Pioneer Cylindrical Tourbillon Skeleton 3811-1200 is a luxury mechanical wristwatch that features a tourbillon complication. The tourbillon is a highly complex and precise mechanical mechanism that helps to counteract the effects of gravity on the watch movement, resulting in more accurate timekeeping.

The Pioneer Cylindrical Tourbillon Skeleton 3811-1200 is a particularly interesting watch because of its unique cylindrical tourbillon, which rotates around its own axis rather than in a flat plane like a traditional tourbillon. This makes it visually striking and adds to the complexity of the watch's movement.

Additionally, the watch has a skeletonized dial and case, which allows the wearer to see the intricate inner workings of the movement. It is powered by a hand-wound movement with a power reserve of 72 hours.

Overall, the H. Moser & Cie Pioneer Cylindrical Tourbillon Skeleton 3811-1200 is a highly desirable watch for collectors and enthusiasts whoappreciate the artistry and craftsmanship of luxury mechanical timepieces. Its rarity and complexity contribute to its high price


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