H. Moser & Cie. Confidential Project X Concept Vanta Black

£23,500
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This H. Moser & Cie. Heritage Centre Seconds Vantablack “Project X” reference 8200-1700* is a mysterious watch, produced in exceedingly minuscule numbers and in secret. No official communication exists about the watch. Paired with the 42mm bronze case is a Vantablack dial with an “X” and broad sword-style hands filled with luminous material. Powering it is the self-winding calibre HMC 200 with hacking seconds and 72 hours of reserve.

MINIMAL THINKING VS THINKING MINIMALIST

H. Moser & Cie. is a brand whose approach to minimal design almost seems like a rebuke of the industry’s maximal preferences. Edouard Meylan, chief executive officer and owner of the brand, told us: “Minimalism is more than an aesthetic – it is a philosophy, an art of living. For H. Moser & Cie., minimalism has become a signature. Our Concept watches, without logo and without indices, speak by themselves.”

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In his view, purposeful design is key to recall a much vaunted pursuit of all watch brands. This is as true of the Tank Must as it is of H. Moser & Cie.’s designs. “We wanted to let our products speak by themselves, reminding us that true luxury products are immediately recognisable even without any logo. We also wanted to put the products back under the spotlight, to get back to the essence of watchmaking, when the watches did not wear any logo,” Meylan says.