H. Moser & Cie Unveil $75,000 Limited Edition Timepiece

By Paul Joseph

Swiss watchmaker H. Moser & Cie has designed a limited edition watch featuring an eye-catching black dial and tourbillon that appears to float on top of a bottomless abyss.

Called the Endeavor Tourbillon Concept Vantablack, the watch is the latest in the brand’s Concept line of timepieces that makes use of with rare materials.

Back in 2018, the brand introduced the Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept watch that came with a dial coated in Vantablack — said to be the blackest material on Earth.

This latest watch is no less impressive, once again featuring Vantablack, which was introduced less than a decade ago by NASA and is said to absorb as much as 99.96% of light, giving it an otherworldly appearance.

The coating has been performed by British company Surrey Nanosystems, with each watch dial shipped to the company and then sent back to Moser to be manufactured.

According to Surrey Nanosystems, the material is a collection of carbon nanotubes that are 3,500 times smaller than the diameter of the average human hair. The light hitting the surface gets trapped between the nanotubes and almost nothing gets reflected back.

The coating used on the dial of the watch is Vantablack S-VIS, the same coating used by NASA on its instruments for space missions to protect them from sunlight.

Other notable features include a self-winding HMC 804 caliber movement and a 42mm, 18-karat white gold case fitted with a hand-stitched black alligator leather strap with matching clasp.

The Endeavor Tourbillon Concept Vantablack is limited to just 50 examples, each priced at $75,000.

By Paul Joseph