In collaboration with renowned British artist Anish Kapoor, MCT creatied a Vantablack version of their signature Sequential One timepiece. Representing an authentic scientific revolution, Vantablack is composed of carbon nanotubes measuring one millionth of a millimetre thick each and capable of absorbing 99.965 per cent of the light they receive. As Kapoor explains, “it’s the blackest material in the universe, after a black hole; a physical object that is impossible to see”.
It’s also reportedly extremely difficult to make due to its density, meaning NanoSystem can only make 2cm square bits at a time.
For several months, the teams at MCT Watches worked with the artist in order to give shape to this 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 during its rotation around the dial.
There are four sets of five prisms, located at the classic 12, 3, 6 and 9 hour positions, to indicate the 12 different hour numerals. A minute track placed on a centrally-located three-quarter circle – 270 degrees – makes a 90 degree rotation/jump at the end of each hour, to reveal the next hour. All of that is powered by an in-house movement with its 471 components including 81 jewels, signed by the artist. MCT S110 Evo Vantablack by Anish Kapoor is limited to only 10 pieces.