Back in April, H. Moser & Cie surprises the watchmaking scene when it unveiled the Blacker Than Black Streamliner. With almost everything coated in Vantablack, the only features one can see are the hands of the timepiece when it’s set against a backdrop with the same treatment. Thankfully, the watchmaker dials back on the black with this Streamliner Tourbillon.

Don’t get us wrong! We’d love to have Vantablack on our stuff, but we also want to keep it practical. Objects with the ultra-black coating not only absorb 99.96 of visible light but also tend to heat up significantly. Therefore, you’ll want to limit its use on stuff that won’t regularly be exposed to sunlight.

Moser & Cie understands this, which is why we have this classy timepiece right now. The Streamliner Tourbillon flaunts a tortuga-shape case that measures 40 mm in diameter. The watchmaker is crafting it out of 5N red gold with a satin finish. We also have an open-work case back in a mirror-polished finish just like the crown and the edges of its fixed bezel.

You can catch a glimpse at the HMC 804 self-winding calibre via the sapphire-covered portal. It appears only the skeletonized rotor is in 5N red gold, while the rest of the components are in other tones. The H. Moser & Cie signature appears to be in red gold as well to match the motif.

As we make our way to the Streamliner Tourbillon’s dial, what greets us is a pure void courtesy of the Vantablack coating. Cutouts form the baton hour markers, while a tourbillon sits at 6 o’clock. The hands are in red gold with lume for low-light visibility. Finally, we have a 5N red gold bracelet.

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Images courtesy of H. Moser & Cie