The Venturer Concept Vantablack® from H. Moser & Cie. combines the warm, gentle tones of 5N red gold with a ultra-black dial made from Vantablack®, an innovative material used in astrophysics. The Schaffhausen-based Manufacture plays on the contrast between a high-tech material, which must be handled delicately, and a model with a neo-vintage look.
Available as a Concept model, with neither logo nor indices, on a Venturer case 39 mm in diameter, this piece is a minimalist reinterpretation of the dress watch which takes elegance to a new dimension.
Regarded as the darkest substance in existence, its ultra-black coating, Vantablack®, is used in astrophysics in telescopes and by the army as thermal camouflage. It is composed of carbon nanotubes that are vertically aligned next to each other and is capable of absorbing 99.965 % of light. It is this material that H. Moser & Cie. chose for the dial on its Venturer Concept Vantablack®.
This astral, abyss like black, which reflects no light, appears to stunning effect on a Concept dial, with neither logo nor indices. The case, whose convex shapes evoke the 1960s and the Bauhaus movement of the 1940s, plays the neo-vintage card while showcasing a round design inspired by historic pocket watches.
Measuring 39mm in diameter, the case is made from 5N red gold which emphasises the pitch black dial in a combination that redefines elegance. The understated look of the Venturer Concept Vantablack® is the perfect illustration of H. Moser & Cie.’s acclaimed style – minimalist luxury which is unmistakeable and immediately recognisable.
At the heart of the Venturer Concept Vantablack® case beats the HMC 327 hand-wound Manufacture calibre with small seconds. Visible through the sapphire case-back, this movement is equipped with an escapement with a bi-directional screw, developed and manufactured by Precision Engineering, the sister company of H. Moser & Cie. The HMC 327 calibre guarantees a minimum 3-day power reserve, displayed on an indicator on the reverse side of the watch, to preserve the refined elegance of the dial.
For the strap, H. Moser & Cie. opted for black alligator – the finishing touch for a timeless piece which is refined with just a touch of irreverence.
Model: Venturer Concept Vantablack®
Reference 2327-0410, 5N red gold model, Vantablack® dial, black alligator leather strap
18-carat 5N red gold
Diameter: 39.0 mm, Height: 11.9 mm
Curved sapphire crystal
See-through sapphire crystal case back
Crown adorned with an “M”
Hand-wound HMC 327 Manufacture calibre
Diameter: 32.0 mm or 14 ¼ lignes/height: 4.5 mm
Frequency: 18,000 Vib/h
Power reserve: minimum 3 days
Moser teeth for all wheels and pinions
Movement and components hand-finished and decorated
Moser balance-spring and Original Straumann Hairspring®
Hours and minutes
Power reserve indicator on movement side
Hand-stitched black alligator leather
18-carat 5N red gold pin buckle engraved with the Moser logo