How much more black can the Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept Only Watch get? None more black. Why? Because the entire face is covered in “Vantablack®, a super-black coating that holds the world record as the darkest man-made substance.”

The watch, made for the Only Watch charity event for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, is a unique piece made in a massively limited quality, usually one per maker. This model is a stunning moon phase piece with a pair of striking bold hands and a sweep second.

“Fascinating and mysterious, the Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept Only Watch reinterprets the moon phase in an understated and resolutely modern way, highlighting the beauty of the moon in an ode to its purity,” write the creators.

Specs include:

Hand-wound HMC 801 Manufacture calibre
Diameter: 34.0 mm or 15 lignes, height: 6.5 mm Frequency: 18,000 Vib/h
28 jewels and screwed gold mounts
Power reserve: minimum 7-day with a double barrel Bevelled ring and Moser teeth for all wheels and pinions Interchangeable Moser escapement
Original Straumann® Hairspring
Traditional screw balance wheel with gold adjusting screws Red balance bridge
Gold escapement wheel and pallet fork

Hours and minutes
Central seconds hand with hacking seconds
AM/PM indicator – indices 12 to 6 o’clock representing AM and 7 to 11 o’clock representing PM Very large moon phase display window
Power reserve indicator on movement side
Moon phase adjuster push-button on the case flank

The watch will hit the auction block in November. Expect to pay quite a bit.

By John Biggs

John lives in Brooklyn and has loved watches since he got his first Swatch Irony automatic in 1998. He is the editor of WristWatchReview.

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