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H. MOSER & CIE. – Total shadow and light

Physicists argue that black is not a color. Its users, on the other hand, respond that it is indeed one and perhaps even the most powerful of all. H. Moser & Cie. manages to reconcile these two points of view by staging the only total black actually available : Vantablack. This material composed of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes is sprayed onto the dial of the Venturer Concept Vantablack Diamonds. Given that it absorbs 99.965% of visible light, the watch face thus takes on the appearance of a black hole, literally if not in the astrophysical sense of the term. Its ability to retain light is so strong that the Vantablack erases any depth effects, thus creating a certain visual confusion by removing any related reference points. H. Moser & Cie. makes the most of this absolute black by marrying it with the most luminous material of all, since this abyss is circled by a bright, white, pure and intense diadem. No less than 313 snow-set diamonds (cousins of Vantablack since both are made of carbon) turn a dazzling spotlight on the edge of the arrestingly dark chasm, thereby striking the ultimate contrast.

H.Moser & Cie. Venturer Concept Vantablack Diamonds

CASE : white gold, set with 313 diamonds (3.77cts), transparent sapphire caseback and crystal DIAMETER : 39mm MOVEMENT : mechanical manual-winding, HMC327 caliber with 72-hour power reserve FUNCTIONS : hours, minutes, power-reserve indicator on the back DIAL : Vantablack, white gold leaf-type hands STRAP : black alligator with white gold pin buckle

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