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$ 75,000 watch with Vantablack dial
The world of high-end watchmaking is known for experimenting with rare and interesting materials, of which truly unique watches are made…
In 2018, the Swiss watch brand, H.Moser & Cie, unveiled the Endeavor Perpetual Moon Concept watch, which was created with a Vantablack-coated dial - the darkest material on the planet. The watch brand has become well known for its Concept line of models, and has now launched a limited edition with Vantablack dials and a six-hour tourbillion, which seems to float on top of a bottomless abyss. Called the Endeavor Tourbillon Concept Vantablack, the model is limited to only fifty copies, and will cost you $ 75,000.
By the way, Vantablack material was introduced less than a decade ago by NASA, and it is said to absorb 99.96% of the light, which is why it really looks amazing. The creation of this lining is the work of a British company called Surrey Nanosystems. Each dial that is part of this limited edition was sent to the company and then returned to H.Moser & Cie for further production.
According to Surrey Nanosystems, the material is a set of carbon nanotubes, which is 3,500 times smaller than the average person hair diameter. The light that strikes this surface is trapped between the nanotubes and almost nothing is reflected. The lining used to make the dial is the Vantablack S-VIS, and it is the same lining that NASA uses on its space mission instruments.
The watch is powered by a self-winding HMC 804 mechanism, and it features a 42mm diameter case made of white gold, accompanied by a hand-sewn black alligator leather strap.
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