Following last year’s Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept, H. Moser & Cie. returns to Vantablack and takes minimalism to the extreme with the Venturer Concept Vantablack.
Typical of Moser’s Concept range of watches, the new Venturer is dramatically pared back, rid of all markings and logos, but despite the name, isn’t actually a concept watch; it is regular production.
It has a vastly empty dial finished in Vantablack, the blackest of black substances, which absorbs nearly all incident light. Consequently, three dimensional objects coated in Vantablack appear two dimensional, as their surface shape becomes virtually invisible.
And when applied to the slightly convex watch dial, Vantablack creates a deep black void under the crystal. The result is a theatrically minimalist dial with nothing but a pair of red gold leaf-shaped hands floating in nothingness.
It is paired with a 18k red gold case that measures 39mm in diameter and 11.9 high.
Visible through the sapphire caseback is the HMC 327, a hand-wound calibre with a three-day power reserve. It is equipped with a Straumann hairspring produced by Moser’s sister company, Precision Engineering.
Price and Availability
The H. Moser & Cie. Venturer Concept Vantablack (ref. 2327-0410) is priced at 25,000 Swiss francs, or 38,790 Singapore dollars.
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