The Ultimate Guide to Moonphase Timepieces
Level 2 & 3
A delicate moon-phase movement in the shape of a circle surrounded by a midnight-blue planisphere strewn with stars, which contrasts with the bold design of the Pasha de Cartier watch. Equipped with the Manufacture 1904 LU MC movement, the watch is available in gold or steel version. Two versions of the same watch, with a blue marker on the dial framed in gold or steel to mark the time.
Level 2 & 3, Couture Pavilion
The Slim d'Hermès Squelette Lune mingles simplicity with informality and demanding details with the daring use of contrasting materials and stylistic crossovers. This model with its pure lines is carved from ultra-light titanium. In keeping with the cosmic and dreamlike dimension of Hermès time, a double Moon, also open- worked, completes this light and easily legible ensemble, sweeping over the slender blue hands that match the stitching on the alligator leather strap. The hours, minutes and moon phases beat to the rhythm of the ultra-thin self-winding Hermès H1953 Manufacture movement, adorned with the ‘sprinkling of Hs’ motif.
As timeless as it is accurate, this stainless steel timepiece pays homage to the first Portofino from 1984, which also had a moon phase display. It is powered by the hand-wound 59800-calibre movement that has a power reserve of 8 days when fully wound.
The perpetual calendar is considered one of the most complex horological complications to master. Athletic and elegant, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Perpetual Calendar in pink gold invites the modern-day adventurer to experience an almost-perpetual precision. Beneath the sapphire case-back, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 868 designed, produced and assembled in the Manufacture reveals its 351 components. The innovations embodied in this movement include a moon phase in both hemispheres, equipped with a retrograde hand for the southern hemisphere. This timepiece is also offered with a duo of easily interchangeable straps – one in blue rubber, the other in black alligator with a folding clasp.
Level 2, Fashion Avenue
Elegance, character and purity are the pillars of THE LONGINES MASTER COLLECTION, which is aimed at those who love the exceptional and offers a wide range of exclusively mechanical movements: hours, minutes, seconds and date, chronograph, power reserve, retrograde or annual calendar. Above all, the Moon phase display, introduced two years ago on the men's models, that constitutes the tour de force of the new 2021 models. Fitting such a complication into a 34 mm case is a major challenge, but it meets the requirements of a female public eager for technical features and naturally inclined to elegance. With its choice of straps and dials, THE LONGINES MASTER COLLECTION fully satisfies all her desires…
Lot 2.38.00, Level 2
A proud legacy engraved on every OMEGA Moonwatch. After it was chosen by NASA in 1965, the Speedmaster earned its famous nickname when it reached the lunar surface in July, 1969.