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The dark side of the Moon at H. Moser & Cie.
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The dark side of the Moon at H. Moser & Cie.

Monday, 17 September 2018
By The FHH Journal editors
The FHH Journal editors

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True to form, H. Moser & Cie.’s Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept takes a minimalistic view of the moon-phase complication – in fact, one of the most precise “perpetual” moon phases on the market, deviating by just one day after 1,027 years. The steel version has a Vantablack® dial, the gold version a midnight blue fumé dial.

By reinterpreting the moon phase in such an understated way, H. Moser & Cie highlights the beauty of the lunar body. Nestled at the heart of the Concept dial, which features neither logo nor indices, the moon shines through in a large window at 6 o’clock. Surrounding it there is only space, seemingly interplanetary space. This effect is enhanced by the dial which is made from Vantablack® for the steel model. Its ultra-black coating, regarded as the darkest substance of all, Vantablack® is used in astrophysics in telescopes and by the army as thermal camouflage. It is composed of carbon nanotubes that are vertically aligned next to each other and is capable of absorbing 99.965 % of light. It is the darkest black dial to be produced yet. The black colour is such that it appears astral, abyss-like: An undeniable black hole at the centre of which shines the moon. More sensual, the 5N red gold version features an H. Moser & Cie midnight-blue fumé dial.

Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept © H. Moser & Cie
Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept © H. Moser & Cie

The Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept is powered by the HMC 801 hand-wound Manufacture calibre, equipped with an interchangeable Moser escapement. This calibre ensures the watch has a minimum 7-day power reserve, with an indicator on the movement side. The moon phase system is an extremely precise display that can be set, read and predicted to within a minute. The system can be easily adjusted using a push-button on the side of the case. On average, the moon’s orbital period lasts 29.53059 days. To be more precise: 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 2.9 seconds. The Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept’s intricate wheel train portrays this interval so precisely that the gap is a mere 0.23 seconds per day, that is to say one day’s deviation after 1027.30 years, making it the most precise model available.

Available in steel or red gold, the Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept is available in a limited edition of 50 pieces for each of the two references

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