H. Moser & Cie Proves Green Is Still In With Pioneer Tourbillon Dedicated to ALS Research

The perfect companion for every adventure, the Pioneer is not just another sport watch. With a classy yet robust case, scratchproof sapphire crystal and water resistant to 12 ATM, it is the perfect all-rounder. So whether it’s for a dinner party, climbing Mount Everest, or diving with sharks, it will be right there by your side. And thanks to the Super-LumiNova® elements, you’ll never be left in the dark.

From the wetsuit to the three-piece suit and everything in between.

Now the Swiss watchmaker H. Moser & Cie has just released a limited-edition Pioneer Centre Seconds and a Pioneer Tourbillon watch dedicated to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis research at the Duke ALS Clinic, one of the largest care centers in the world.

We are very excited for the H. Moser Pioneer ‘Cure ALS’ timepieces. Loy, unfortunately, passed between the design and production of the watch after a 19-year battle with ALS. This watch will help fund research at the Duke ALS Clinic and keep his legacy alive.

George Wendt

In honor of Loy Stewart, a businessman (also a well known watch collector) local to Charleston who owned Detyens Shipyards, Steward was diagnosed with ALS in the early 2000s and worked with his close friend, George Wendt, and H. Moser.

H. Moser & Cie Pioneer Cure ALS Centre Second

A true partner, the Pioneer Centre Seconds in steel and Cosmic Green fumé dial is up for every adventure. With a rock-solid case capable of climbing to the highest of peaks and swimming in the depths of the ocean, it is an uncompromising force of nature. A watch to be worn in every situation.

Bringing light to darkness, Super-LumiNova® is a photo-luminescent pigment used on different elements. After being charged by light, it emits a glow that makes the reading of time possible even when it’s pitch black.

The centre seconds provides time in its purest form. Strikingly minimalistic, the centre seconds hand sweeps across the dial, reminding the wearer of the fleeting nature of time.

The HMC 200 movement places emphasis on the basics of time – the hours, minutes and seconds. With an incorporated automatic winding system, the HMC 200 converts the movement of your wrist into energy.

The H. Moser & Cie Pioneer Cure ALS Centre Second is made in 25 pieces, and is available for around $16.000

H. Moser & Cie Pioneer Cure ALS Tourbillon

Featuring a balancing act at 6 o’clock, the Pioneer Tourbillon wit green fumé dial features a double hairspring guaranteeing the highest level of precision. The opening on the dial, gives you a first row view of this beating heart which completes a full rotation every 60 seconds. Combine this with the robust Pioneer case and the result is beyond words.

Bringing light to darkness, Super-LumiNova® is a photo-luminescent pigment used on different elements. After being charged by light, it emits a glow that makes the reading of time possible even when it’s pitch black.

Conceived to counteract the effects of gravity on the watch’s timekeeping precision, the tourbillon is a device in which the regulating organ and escapement are placed, which constantly rotates around a central axis to eliminate any positional errors.

The HMC 804 is an automatic tourbillon movement which counteracts the effects of gravity in two ways: the one-minute flying tourbillon, and the patented double hairspring where two identical hairsprings compensate for any positional errors.

The H. Moser & Cie Pioneer Cure ALS Tourbillon is made in 5 pieces, and is available for around $55.000

The watch’s green fumé dial was inspired by a book Loy used to gift to individuals he met and embodies his positivity for hope and belief in humanity. Partial proceeds will go towards a professorship for a scholar in the field of neurology specializing in ALS in the School of Medicine.

The H. Moser & Cie Pioneer Cure ALS Collection is available ar selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful and timeless world of H. Moser & Cie.