Editor's note: Without doubt, the most popular dial colour for men's watches is black. So, here's the blackest, darkest dial we can think of — the H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept. To find out why this watch is so impossibly dark of dial, read on …* Few colours have the symbolic weight of black. It's meaningful in pretty much every culture. It's associated naturally enough with darkness, mourning and solemnity, and with endings and beginnings. It's also a colour of power and authority. All these associations and emotions are tied up in Moser's latest conceptual piece, the Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept Vantablack. Before we get to the greater meaning of this watch, let's talk about the purely physical: steel case, 42mm wide, in the characteristically scalloped Endeavour case. A broad exhibition caseback shows off the HMC 801, manually wound, equipped with Moser's interchangeable escapement and good for seven days of wind as shown on the indicator on the caseback. The strap is black alligator. All this has been seen before. What hasn't been seen is the dial. Black, and stunning in its absence. Four hands sit upon a void of nothing. Hours, minutes and seconds…

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