MCT Watches has worked with the artist Anish Kapoor to create a watch using Vantablack, a material it describes as the blackest material ever produced by humankind.
The resulting timepiece, the MCT Sequential One – S110 Evo Vantablack, which uses the carbon-based material that is capable of absorbing 99.965% of the light that hits it.
Initially developed for the military and aerospace industry, Vantablack soon caught the interest of Anish Kapoor. As the artist explains, “it’s the blackest material in the universe, after a black hole; a physical object that is impossible to see”.
“We are constantly looking for new materials and new technologies”, said Pierre Jacques, CEO of MCT Watches.
“When we found out about Vantablack a year ago, we were instantly spellbound by the unreal beauty, the depth and the dizzying power of the effect it creates.”
For several months, the teams at MCT Watches worked hand in hand with the artist in order to give shape to a mysterious and fascinating watch. Used on the back dial as well as on one end of the minutes hand, shaped like a small moon, Vantablack reveals its incredible properties. The movement appears to be suspended in mid-air, while the small moon appears and disappears as if by magic during its rotation around the dial.
Derived from the Sequential One – S110 Evo, this 10-piece limited series is equipped with the original manual-winding Manufacture movement with its 471 components including 81 jewels, as well as the brand’s sequential display of the hours on prisms.
The case of the Sequential One – S110 Evo Vantablack is forged from black DLC-coated titanium. Each watch is signed by Anish Kapoor.