Marrying the absolute brilliance of diamonds with the glimmer of a white gold case and a dial with the deepest of blacks, the Venturer Concept Vantablack Diamonds is the latest watch novelty from the Schaffhausen manufacture, blending the world’s two most contrasting materials – the 99.9% light absorbing Vantablack®, an innovative material used in astrophysics and the famed Rihanna muse – diamonds (which technically reflect, rather than shine – but this is a nitpick).
Playing heavily on contrasts, the H. Moser Venturer Concept Vantablack Diamonds is immensely seductive – the sparkle of diamonds and the sheen of white gold, all set amidst a backdrop of the darkest of dark Vantablack, playing up the minimalist aesthetic that has become signature to H. Moser & Cie. The resulting creation with the bezel of added diamonds elevates the 2018 Venturer Concept Vantablack into the realm of effortless elegance thanks to pairing of an absolutely pure dial with highly reflective, faceted precious stones.
We had previously explored just how black or accurately, light absorbing Vantablack was. Commonly used in astrophysics for telescopes (so that errant light reflections from scratches within the telescope are not mistaken for new stars), military thermal camouflage and more recently, in BMW’s most dangerous concept car yet, H. Moser & Cie. applies this functional material with a more glamorous and sensual twist. The roundness of the H. Moser Venturer Concept case, topped with a domed sapphire reminiscent of vintage timepieces and adorned with 313 dazzling diamonds, demonstrates more than just an aesthetic contrast but one of philosophy as well.
Sans diamonds, the original Venturer Concept Vantablack was a sophisticated timepiece capable of complementing either formal and leisure-wear; with diamonds, Moser’s latest Venturer Concept is now firmly a gorgeous dress watch – serious yet sexy featuring a countenance of astonishing depth and a lustrous shine. It’s a timepiece to be taken for what it is sans extraneous motifs like a logo or hour indexes. Beauty is not just skin deep on the H. Moser Venturer Concept Vantablack Diamonds, beneath its stark ebony surface lies the exquisitely finished 3 day running, HMC 327 hand-wound Manufacture calibre, visible through the sapphire case-back.
Venturer Concept Vantablack Diamonds Price and Specs
Movement Manual winding HMC 327 with 3 days power reserve
Case 40mm 18K white gold set with 313 diamonds
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