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H. Moser & Cie. - Blacker than the Deepest Black

H. Moser & Cie. Blacker than the Deepest Black

Focus on the Streamliner Chronograph Flyback Automatic Blacker than Black

For six years, H. Moser & Cie. has been leveraging the properties of Vantablack. This carbon nanotube-based material gives a black shade to protected elements such as the dials on several of the brand’s timepieces. Its structure and composition totally trap the light and therefore extinguish volumes, absorb any reflection and deceive the eye. This time, H. Moser & Cie. has decided to change gears with a watch that is a veritable black hole. The term is appropriate because the Streamliner Chronograph Flyback Automatic Blacker than Black absorbs 99.965% of photons. Its case, its dial, its strap and everything about it is so black that against a background of the same color, whatever the angle, it disappears completely. The brand had to rely on the hands to make it stand out. And even then, these appear to be floating in the void. This piece is still a demonstration prototype for now and would not be wearable as such because this form of Vantablack is fragile. The brand nonetheless confidently states that it has a solution for producing a wrist-wearable version, which one can imagine all the more easily in that the product is already used on outdoor surfaces in aerospace and military environments.

Blacker than the deepest black

Streamliner Chronograph Flyback Automatic Blacker than Black © H. Moser & Cie.


Streamliner Chronograph Flyback Automatic Blacker than Black

Case: unknown material, covered with Vantablack
Size: imperceptible
Movement: mechanical self-winding, Caliber HMC902
Functions: hours and minutes, flyback chronograph with two co-axial hands
Dial: Vantablack, Globolight-enhanced hands
Strap: unknown material, coated with Vantablack

 

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H. Moser & Cie. was created by Heinrich Moser in 1828. Based in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, it currently employs around 60 people, has developed 14 in-house calibres to date, and produces more than 1,500 watches per year.

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