Beyond their capacity to craft exquisite watches, H. Moser & Cie also have a wicked sense of humour. Unveiled at Baselworld 2019, the Venturer Concept Vantablack is described as being “darker than a Danish crime noir set in a coal mine.”
Vantablack is the darkest material on Earth, used in satellites and military camouflage. It absorbs 99.9% of light particles to give the impression of staring into outer space. Vantablack was previously used in H. Moser & Cie’s Moonphase watch.
The Vantablack dial on this Venturer Concept is set off by a sleek 39mm case that evokes 1960’s styles with striking hands in red-gold. There is no logo or indices. A hand-wound HMC 327 calibre is visible through the sapphire case back and provides a three-day minimum power reserve, also displayed on the reverse side. For the strap, H. Moser & Cie. opted for black alligator for a touch of traditional without being conventional.
Venturer Concept Vantablack provides an opportunity to wear some precision space-time on your arm, but at its core, this beauty is a reinvention of the dress watch and is guaranteed to be the highlight of your formal wear.
H. Moser & Cie’s Venturer Concept Vantablack watch is priced at USD$27,600 and is limited to 100 examples.