H. Moser & Cie. New Vantablack® Models: Venturer Vantablack® Black (39mm&43mm) and Endeavour Tourbillon Vantablack® Black Hands

To celebrate the launch of their new online sales platform, luxury Swiss watch manufacture H. Moser & Cie. has created three remarkable timepiece models featuring a dial made from Vantablack®, the blackest black ever produced by artificial means.

H. Moser & Cie. New Vantablack® Models

H. Moser & Cie. showcases Vantablack® on the dial of its Venturer Vantablack® Black Hands, available in a choice of two diameters (39 mm and 43 mm for the XL version), and its Endeavour Tourbillon Vantablack® Black Hands model. With neither logo nor indices, this dial is the manufacture’s ode to minimalism and understatement.

H. Moser & Cie. New Vantablack® Models

Vantablack® is the blackest black ever produced by artificial means. It is composed of carbon nanotubes that are 10,000 times finer than a human hair, aligned vertically alongside each other. When a photon hits Vantablack®, this material absorbs 99.965% of the light.

H. Moser & Cie. New Vantablack® Models

Although it’s resistant to shocks and vibrations, Vantablack® remains a material which is extremely delicate to handle. H. Moser & Cie. had to put a structure in place and develop special processes to successfully work with this material. Once behind the sapphire crystal, Vantablack® is protected as if in a safe.

H. Moser & Cie. New Vantablack® Models

An innovative material developed for astrophysics, Vantablack® is used in telescopes, and also by the military for thermal camouflage, to increase the stealth level of certain equipment. And that is exactly the role it is playing here: H. Moser & Cie. is taking advantage of its expertise in Vantablack® to propose a new use for this material, creating exceptional timepieces.

H. Moser & Cie. New Vantablack® Models

These extremely rare models offer high added value in terms of both their innovation and their emotional scope. These models represent a switch to stealth mode, only revealing the time to those wearing them on their wrist, with the blackened hands keeping their secret well-hidden. This effect is further reinforced on the Endeavour Tourbillon Vantablack® Black Hands model, with its DLC-coated steel case.

H. Moser & Cie. New Vantablack® Models

Technical details

Model: Venturer Vantablack® Black Hands [Reference 2327-0222, white gold model, Vantablack® dial, blackened hands, black alligator leather strap]

Case
18K white gold
Diameter: 39.0 mm, Height: 11.9 mm
Curved sapphire crystal
See-through case back with sapphire crystal
Crown adorned with an “M”

Dial
Vantablack®
Blackened leaf-shaped hands

Movement
Hand-wound HMC 327 Manufacture calibre
Diameter: 32.0 mm or 14 ¼ lignes/height: 4.5 mm
Frequency: 18,000 Vib/h
29 jewels
Power reserve: minimum of 3 days
Hacking seconds
Moser teeth for all wheels and pinions
Movement and components hand-finished and decorated
Moser balance and original Straumann® Hairspring

Functions
Hours and minutes
Power reserve indicator on movement side

Strap
Hand-stitched black alligator leather
18K white gold pin buckle engraved with the Moser logo

Model: Venturer Vantablack® Black Hands XL [Reference 2327-1213, steel model, Vantablack® dial, blackened hands, black alligator leather strap]

Case
Steel
Diameter: 43.0 mm, Height: 11.9 mm
Curved sapphire crystal
See-through case back with sapphire crystal
Crown adorned with an “M”

Dial
Vantablack®
Blackened leaf-shaped hands

Movement
Hand-wound HMC 327 Manufacture calibre
Diameter: 32.0 mm or 14 ¼ lignes/height: 4.5 mm
Frequency: 18,000 Vib/h
29 jewels
Power reserve: minimum of 3 days
Hacking seconds
Moser teeth for all wheels and pinions
Movement and components hand-finished and decorated
Moser balance and original Straumann® Hairspring

Functions
Hours and minutes
Power reserve indicator on movement side

Strap
Hand-stitched black alligator leather
Steel pin buckle, engraved with the Moser logo

Model: Endeavour Tourbillon Vantablack® Black Hands [Reference 1804-1206, steel model with black DLC coating, Vantablack® dial, black hands, black alligator leather strap, limited edition of 50 pieces]

Case
Black DLC-finished steel,
Diameter: 42 mm
Height: 11.6 mm
See-through case back with sapphire crystal

Dial
Vantablack®
Blackened leaf-shaped hour and minute hands

Movement
HMC 804 self-winding Manufacture calibre
Diameter: 32.0 mm or 14 1/4 lignes
Height: 5.5 mm
Frequency: 21,600 vibrations/hour
Automatic bi-directional pawl winding system
Oscillating weight in 18-carat red gold with engraved H. Moser & Cie. logo
Power reserve: minimum of 3 days
Original double hairspring
One-minute flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock with skeletonised bridges coated in black PVD
Tourbillon cage, cage wheel, balance bridge and escapement bridge made from aluminium, a material taken from the aeronautical industry

Functions
Hours and minutes

Strap
Hand-stitched black alligator leather
Steel folding buckle with black DLC coating, engraved with the Moser logo

H. Moser & Cie. Venturer Vantablack® Black Hands, ref. 2327-0222, white gold model
H. Moser & Cie. Venturer Vantablack® Black Hands XL, ref. 2327-1213, steel model, Vantablack® dial, blackened hands, black alligator leather strap
H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Tourbillon Vantablack® Black Hands, ref. 1804-1206, steel model with black DLC coating, Vantablack® dial, blackened hands, black alligator leather strap, limited edition of 50 pieces