Boasting a deep black dial coated in Vantablack®, the Endeavour Small Seconds Total Eclipse is the result of collaboration between The Armoury, a highly specialised menswear brand, and H. Moser & Cie. It is available in two limited editions of 28 pieces.
This mesmerizing timepiece seamlessly combines elegance and minimalism with contemporary Vantablack® technology, with a touch of classic aesthetic inspired by pocket watches.
The Endeavour Small Seconds Total Eclipse watch is the perfect representation of a total solar eclipse, when the sun is completely hidden behind the moon. Absorbing 99.965% of light, the Vantablack® dial evokes the silhouette of the moon.
Together with steel bezel, the polished inner bezel (in steel or red gold) represents the halo of the solar corona. This gaseous, outermost part of the sun’s atmosphere is visible by the naked eye only when there is a total solar eclipse.
While models with a Vantablack® dial have been characterised by their absolute, minimalist purity up until now, the Endeavour Small Seconds Total Eclipse features numerous subtle and discreet details.
The exquisite marker dots of the indices lend definition and rhythm to the dial. This is a first for H. Moser & Cie. and highlights the expertise the company has gained from working with Vantablack®, a surface which can be damaged by just a simple touch.
Consisting of carbon nanostructures, Vantablack® cannot come into contact with anything else. The Schaffhausen Manufacture has therefore developed a special technique.
The Endeavour Small Seconds Total Eclipse boasts classically styled hands, a striking complement to the indices. The hour and minute hands evoke the Breguet style, while the small second hand is adorned with a dot-style marker, echoing the indices.
The sapphire crystal case-back affords the view of the meticulously finished hand-wound mechanical movement. This in-house calibre provides a power reserve up to three days. The timepiece also features a power reserve indicator on the rear side of the movement.
Accompanying this timepiece is a black calf leather strap, designed and created by The Armoury. Combining two different textures of leather for an even more beautiful effect, it enhances the elegance of the Endeavour Small Seconds Total Eclipse.
The Endeavour Small Seconds Total Eclipse is available in two editions of 28 pieces. It will be sold in The Armoury stores in New York and Hong Kong, as well as on the online sales platforms of both companies.
It will come with a pocket square developed by The Armoury for H. Moser & Cie.
Model: H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Small Seconds Total Eclipse
Ref.1327-1200, steel model, Vantablack® dial, black calf leather, limited edition of 28 pieces
Ref. 1327-1201, steel and red gold model, Vantablack® dial, black calf leather, limited edition of 28 pieces
Steel or steel with 5N red gold inner bezel
Diameter: 38.0 mm
Height: 9.9 mm
See-through case back with sapphire crystal
Crown adorned with an “M”
Vantablack® with 12 indices
Breguet-shaped hour and minute hands in steel or in 5N red gold
Small seconds hand in steel or in 5N red gold
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 of 3 days
Moser teeth for all wheels and pinions
Movement and components hand-finished and decorated
Moser balance wheel and original Straumann® Hairspring
Hours and minutes
Small seconds at 6 o’clock
Power reserve indication at the back
Hand-stitched black calf leather, two-tone effect with two different textures
Steel pin buckle, engraved with the Moser logo