Hong Kong Tatler - - Style -

From day one, Man­u­fac­ture Con­tem­po­raine du Temps was set on cre­at­ing only bold and non-tra­di­tional time­pieces, and the Se­quen­tial One S110 Evo Vantablack, a col­lab­o­ra­tion with artist An­ish Kapoor, is def­i­nitely that. Kapoor has em­ployed a high-tech sub­stance de­vel­oped for the mil­i­tary and aero­space in­dus­try, Vantablack, that’s said to be the “black­est ma­te­rial ever pro­duced.” Com­posed of car­bon nan­otubes a mil­lionth of a mil­lime­tre thick that ab­sorb 99.965 per cent of the light that falls on them, Vantablack is used on the back dial and on a disc at the tip of the minute hand. The move­ment ap­pears to be sus­pended in mid-air, and the disc ap­pears and dis­ap­pears as if by magic dur­ing its ro­ta­tion around the dial.

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