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This Vantablack Watch Costs $75,000

January 15th 20__Victor Tangermann__Filed Under: Sci-Fi Visions
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Swiss luxury watchmaker H. Moser & Cie. has partnered with Surrey NanoSystems — the company behind ultra-dark material Vantablack — to create a wristwatch that looks like you’re staring into a black hole, The New York Times reports.

“I knew if we wanted to make black watches we would have to do something unique,” H. Moser & Cie. CEO Edouard Meylan told the Times.

Limited Edition

The Endeavour Tourbillon Concept Vantablack, a limited edition of just 50, will cost $75,000.

The Vantablack S-VIS coating works by trapping light between tiny nanotubes. One billion nanotubes can fit in just one square centimeter. It’s so dark that it can make 3D objects appear two dimensional as any shape ends up reflecting almost no light.

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Even German carmaker BMW jumped on the trend and coated an entire X6 luxury cross-over in the spray in August — but in a spray that only absorbs 99 percent of light, compared to the original Vantablack spray, which absorbs 99.965 percent.

“It wouldn’t have worked if we’d put on the original material,” Surrey CTO Ben Jensen told New Atlas at the time. “The viewer would have lost all sense of three-dimensionality.”

READ MORE: A Watch That Is Blacker Than Black [The New York Times]

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