Last year we shared with you H.Moser & Cie’s Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept Vantablack®, a watch whose dial material, for those with no experience with it, really has to be seen to be fully appreciated.
As mentioned previously, Vantablack® is a synthetic material composed of carbon nanotubes that are lined vertically next to each other and are capable of absorbing 99.65% of light. It looks like as black a dial as you are ever likely to see. As such, it is a coating best suited for ‘clean’ minimalist dials, and in this vein the brand has just launched the Endeavour Tourbillon Concept Vantablack®.
Placed at 6 o’clock, the one-minute flying tourbillon sits amidst the black expanse, surrounded by a 42mm white gold case. It has skeletonised bridges coated in black PVD, with its cage, cage wheel, balance bridge, and escapement bridge in an aluminium used in the aerospace industry which Moser says they use because it is lighter and more rigid than traditional aluminium, resulding in reduced inertia and a 10% increase in amplitude.
Inside is the automatic Calibre HMC 804, which beats at 21,600VPH, and has a power reserve of three days. It has an oscillating weight in 18 carat red gold decorated with the H.Moser & Cie logo.
The Endeavour Tourbillon Concept Vantablack® comes on a black alligator strap with an 18 carat white gold folding clasp. It is limited to 50 pieces and has an RRP of CHF 75,000.
For those who are interested in reading more about Vantablack®, such as its ‘Coating Range’, ‘Coating Properties’, and potential applications, it is made by Surrey Nanosystems and you can find out more at their website. It’s worth taking a look.
[Photo credit : H.Moser & Cie]