H. Moser Venturer Vantablack Quick Review of New Incoming 2022

Jan 14, 2022,16:29 PM

This is a quick Review of the  H. Moser Venturer Vantablack.

I always loved the H. Moser "concept" idea: a dial without branding is certainly odd in luxury watches.  The Dia in the the Venturer 39mm is not just black but in Vantablack®, a special material invented at the University of Surrey composed of vertically aligned nanotubes arrays capable of absorbing 99.965% of light. In other words the most black of blacks. 

This is makes it incredibly hard to photograph so I apologize if the quality doesn't appear as high 🧐 unfortunately even small parts of dust in the sapphire glass will appear in my macro mode. (I noticed a similar issue with venturer cases, perhaps is the doomed sapphire crystal too ?)

The hands are also black but you can clearly see the contrast with the much darker Vantablack.

The movement is the H. Moser Hand-wound HMC 327 Manufacture calibre with the following specifications:

Diameter: 32.0 mm or 14 ¼ lignes/height: 4.5 mm
Frequency: 18,000 Vib/h
29 jewels
Power reserve: minimum of 3 days
Hacking seconds
Moser teeth for all wheels and pinions
Movement and components hand-finished and decorated
Moser balance and original Straumann® Hairspring

It is certainly a nice looking movement, The case for this model is in white gold.

the strap is a very nice matte alligator with the gold pin buckle, very comfortable like other H. Moser watches.

Photography issues aside 😁 I really love with this watch. No branding, very discreete and a unique  Vantablack that is darker than anything I have seen (much darker than the dial in the Omega Dark Side of the Moon Black Black which seems much more grey/charchoal) compared to this. I was thrilled when this model was released in 2020 but, since it was in the middle of the pandemic, I didn't have the chance to see it in person. Stars aligned and I had to get it! 

Among the 3 versions (tourbillon, the larger venturer in steel) this is my favourite because of the size (39mm) and white gold (strangely the  larger steel version costs the same!).

Another aspect that I like is how elegant and understated it is. No branding yet an amazing watch that can be enjoyed everday.  What do you think ? smile

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thank you FabR! is an amazing watch in person and the reflexion create some miniatures of your surrounding

 By: christianch : January 14th, 2022-17:01
almost like art ! really a very deep unique black.
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Very nice!

 By: myles721 : January 14th, 2022-16:57
I own the DSOTM BB Speedy…similar sentiments. It’s why I love that watch… The ultimate understatement it’s one of those watches that has to be part of a collection I don’t wear it as much as my other watches usually for black-tie events etc. but that’s wh...  
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thank you for the photos, I also have a dark side of the moon black on black

 By: christianch : January 14th, 2022-17:02
and did wear it a lot last year ! I even brought it along to compare it with the moser both are very stealth but the moser is really more black the Omega DSOTM black black is just amazing too!
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 By: InHavenPro : January 14th, 2022-20:32
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Huge congrats.

 By: Watchonthewrist : January 14th, 2022-16:59
Excellent catch, love this uber black dial . A watch you have to see in person imho
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thank you, absolutely very difficult to capture its beauty in the photos..

 By: christianch : January 14th, 2022-17:03
when I saw it for the first time in display I was like WOW even nicer than in the review I saw online!
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thank you very much :) also admiring your new 2022 incomings

 By: christianch : January 14th, 2022-22:39
superb pieces too the vantablack is really special, almost like a black I never saw before. Very happy with it!
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thank you! really stealthy

 By: christianch : January 14th, 2022-22:40
frankly I am getting a bit tired of the general hype in some watches. I don't wear since a long time some of the AP and PP I have, even Rolex sometimes feeel too much. I am in a very safe city but may be trophy pieces don't make me comfortable anymore!
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Marvelous simplicity.

 By: InHavenPro : January 14th, 2022-20:34
Your quality images are much appreciated on my end . Enjoy it thoroughly! Cheers, Filip
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Thank you Filip! The curious thing is that the small dots of dust over the sapphire crystal

 By: christianch : January 14th, 2022-22:41
are not really seen without a macro lens so it might look messy but in reality looks much better somehow!
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I was actually....

 By: InHavenPro : January 14th, 2022-22:57
wondering about that! It only really registers because of the plainness of the dial .
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Excellent choice

 By: takman : January 14th, 2022-22:14
I’ve had my eye on this one as well, but I haven’t been able to see it in person yet. Congratulations and enjoy it in good health! Nice start to 2022 Chris
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thank you! a nice start of 2022 too! definitely a watch to see in person due to the ...

 By: christianch : January 14th, 2022-23:57
really unique effect of the dial. very minimalist and ultra ⬛️
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A bit gimmicky

 By: Credor : January 15th, 2022-16:15
Vantablack is pointless under a shiny sapphire crystal that reflects a lot of light.
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yes you might have a point ! Now, in fairness I don't know if this version has more reflections than the other 2

 By: christianch : January 15th, 2022-17:24
in the hodinkee review www.hodinkee.com there is almost no reflection but I assume is thanks to their cameras? I noticed the reflection when I tried it but so far it doesn't bother me. I am just wondering how it would look with 0 reflections, may ... 
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We need more unbranded watches. It should be enough for the wearer to know what he/she is wearing. Who wants to be a walking advertising plackard for a brand, eh?

 By: Age_of_Surfaces : January 15th, 2022-16:50
As for your Vantablack, it's excellent. I didn't realise it was the size it is, which makes it all the more appealing: modest, discreet, and engrossing. Thanks for the photos and the review. An enjoyable read.
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thank you for reading!! I think the new moder model that have a "ghost" logo might be a good compromise

 By: christianch : January 15th, 2022-17:27
but I really love the "concept" line with nothing on the dial. I admired previous versions posted on the forum (mostly endeavour line with funky blue fumee I think). I can see that this is not for everyone as people want the logo of big brands but this ha... 
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Gorgeous! Another unbranded black dial for completists...

 By: wootwoot : January 15th, 2022-18:45
It’s a far cry from a Moser, but here’s another minimalist dial... ...  
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right really really far...

 By: christianch : January 15th, 2022-21:46
also what is it a steel strap ? 😖
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