H. Moser & Cie: Endeavour Tourbillon and Centre Seconds in Vantablack & Red Gold28 August 2023
One day before the Geneva Watch Days 2023, H. Moser & Cie. presents two novelties by combining radiant red gold with the absolute black of Vantablack. With the Endeavour Tourbillon Concept Vantablack and Endeavour Centre Seconds Vantablack models, H. Moser & Cie. has created two timeless embodiments of discreet elegance, a perfect marriage between tradition and nanotechnology.
The flamboyant warmth of the 40 mm-diameter case and hands in red gold contrasts with the endless abyss of a dial in Vantablack, an ultra-black coating recognised as the darkest substance in the world. Composed of carbon nanostructures, this innovative material was developed for astrophysics and is used in telescopes, as well as by the army to increase the stealth level of certain equipment. When a photon hits Vantablack, this material absorbs 99.965% of the light. As our eyes need reflected light to perceive what we are looking at, Vantablack is perceived as the absence of matter, a black hole.
ENDEAVOUR TOURBILLON CONCEPT VANTABLACK
Positioned at 6 o’clock, the one-minute flying tourbillon seems literally to float in the centre of a black hole, with no reflection, and without indices or logo by way of distraction. A marvel of ingenuity, the self-winding HMC 804 calibre which drives this model is equipped with a double hairspring designed and produced in- house. Thanks to this pair of matched hairsprings, the movement of the point of gravity on each spring when it expands is corrected and the effect of friction reduced, significantly improving accuracy and isochronism in continual pursuit of perfection. (Price CHF 75,000)
ENDEAVOUR CENTRE SECONDS VANTABLACK
For the Endeavour Centre Seconds Vantablack model, H. Moser & Cie. has applied the expertise it has acquired through its work with this material to achieve a technical feat by adding red gold indices to the dial, veritable strokes of light piercing the darkness. At the heart of this creation is the self-winding Manufacture calibre HMC 200. It is equipped with a regulating organ manufactured by Precision Engineering AG, the sister company of H. Moser & Cie. It houses a large, engraved gold oscillating weight and guarantees a minimum power reserve of 3 days. (Price CHF 25,000)