Moon Phase Watches

Moon Phase Watches

Looking for moon-phase watches? WatchTime reviews the best moon-phase watches and lunar timepieces. Moon-phase watches are among the most popular luxury watches. A moon-phase watch (also known as moon phase watch) displays the phases of the moon on its dial. Vintage moon-phase pocket watches are also highly sought, collectible watches. WatchTime Magazine is your source for info on the latest moon-phase watches, men and ladies' versions, and moon phase watch news as well as in-depth reports on iconic moon phase watches.

Watch Test: WatchTime Reviews the Zenith Captain Grande Date Moonphase

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Download this FREE article and find out what we thought of the Zenith Captain Grande Date Moonphase! This WatchTime Spotlight falls on Zenith watches, specifically the Captain Grande Date … [Read more...]

Frédérique Constant Runabout Moonphase Automatic

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For the fifth consecutive year, Frédérique Constant — well-regarded by many collectors for its affordable Swiss watches with mechanical movements — served as a title sponsor for the Lake Tahoe … [Read more...]

The Triple Crown Winners’ Circle Watch: Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase

Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase

If you watched this year's Triple Crown horse races and witnessed American Pharoah's thrilling, historic victory, you may have been wondering which wristwatch was presented to the winning jockey by … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s Top 10 Most Popular Watches on Pinterest

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Did you know that WatchTime has a Pinterest page with nearly 150 boards and close to 4,000 photos of watches, celebrity watch fans and other images? We've got boards devoted to categories such as … [Read more...]

10 Things to Know About the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime

Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime

Last year marked Patek Philippe’s 175th anniversary. What better way to celebrate than with a series of limited-edition timepieces? Why not include the most complicated wristwatch Patek Philippe has … [Read more...]

Temptation Thursday by Escapement: Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Retrograde Date Hand, London

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I am a Lancastrian. I was born in Blackburn, a locale once synonymous with cotton weaving. In the late 18th Century, the advent of the industrial revolution saw Britain become the world’s biggest … [Read more...]

If You’ve Got a Boat, Regatta Watch: 5 Yachting Watches

Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta 3 Days Chrono Flyback Titanio

Summer is here, and regatta season will be in full swing before you know it. several purveyors of luxury watches have developed timepieces specifically suited for competitive sailing and other … [Read more...]

Watch Wallpaper: 7 Moon-Phase Timepieces

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In the WatchTime article "Going Through a Phase," executive editor Norma Buchanan explores a plethora of recently released moon-phase watches. Here are photos of seven of them that you can download as … [Read more...]

8 Celebrity-Owned Watches That Rocked the Auction Block

Elvis Presley's Omega Constellation Calendar

Few factors can increases the value of a vintage watch quite like its once having belonged to a celebrity. Whenever a watch owned by a famous or historic figure goes on the block at auction houses … [Read more...]

Watch Insider: 10 Watches With That “Certain Something”

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Some watches simply "have it" and some do not. These 10 timepieces, to me, have that certain something that sets them apart. Scroll down to see my choices. These are the watches introduced in 2014 … [Read more...]

Fratello Classics: My Top 10 Chronograph Watch Movements; What Are Yours?

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A while back, I wrote an article on my top 5 iconic chronograph watches. Some of you readers wondered why Zenith wasn’t in there. Quite simply, it didn't make my personal Top 5. However, I do love … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: My Top 5 Moon-Phase Watches

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Regular readers of my "Fratello Friday" posts know that I'm a sucker for Omega’s Speedmaster Professional, a.k.a the "Moonwatch." Today's post, however, concerns a different type of "moonwatch," … [Read more...]

Borrowed Time: Kentucky Derby Weekend with the Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase

Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase - with Oaks Race ticket

When Longines invited me to attend the Kentucky Derby, the crown jewel of horse racing's Triple Crown, as a guest of the brand, I was very intrigued. When it agreed to let me wear and review one of … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: My Picks for Last Year’s 5 Top Watches

Audemars Piguet Tradition Tourbillon

It's Fratello Friday! Since 2014 started a good week ago, and this year's new watches start rolling out at the SIHH watch fair just over a week from now, I thought it was time to list my Top 5 … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2015: New Versions of the Glashütte Original PanoMaticLunar and PanoReserve (Updated with Live Photos)

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A line extension doesn’t just add one more version of the same watch. By offering different color and material combinations with a familiar movement, a brand can reconsider a watch model, or it can … [Read more...]

Monochrome Monday: Rolex Dress Watches We Hope To See At Baselworld 2015

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On our Monochrome-Watch blog, we recently wrote about the Rolex sports watches we would like to see at Baselworld 2015. We also showed you how ceramic bezels might look on a Rolex Daytona, and what … [Read more...]

Watch Review: Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Perpetual Calendar

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Montblanc introduced the Meisterstück fountain pen 90 years ago. With a deep black finish, gold rings and clip, a cap inlaid with the Montblanc star emblem, and a handcrafted nib, the pen became a … [Read more...]

F.P. Journe Presents the Nouvelle Octa Lune

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During SIHH in Geneva last month, independent watch brand F.P. Journe introduced updated versions of the moon-phase watch in its Octa Collection. The Nouvelle Octa Lune is available in two case … [Read more...]

Not Just a Phase: The Hublot Classic Fusion Aeromoon

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Hublot introduced a new landmark for the brand this January: its first moon-phase watch. The Hublot Classic Fusion Aeromoon prominently displays the phases of the moon on its skeletonized dial. … [Read more...]

Monochrome Monday: Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Sphérotourbillon Moon Launches at SIHH 2015

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The SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, based in Geneva) starts today, and we here at Monochrome Watches are covering it along with our colleagues from WatchTime.com. After revealing a … [Read more...]

Sponsored: New Jaeger-LeCoultre Watches Pay Tribute to Astronomy at SIHH 2015

Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre Spherotourbillon Moon

"Captivating" is a word that aptly describes the night sky over the Vallée de Joux, this secret hollow nestling in the Swiss Jura that gave birth to the Maison Jaeger-LeCoultre. Very few lights … [Read more...]

Escapement Watch Review: Nomos Glashütte Metro

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Nomos Glashütte releases its own "swing system." The brand's terminology refers to a new in-house escapement which features in its Bauhaus-influenced Metro watch. This degree of vertical integration … [Read more...]

Beyond the ÜberWatches: 5 (Possibly) Overlooked Watches from SIHH 2014

Cartier Ballon Bleu Extra-Flat

At this year's SIHH, as per usual, the lion's share of buzz and attention went to a handful of "headliner watches," or, as we at WatchTime have dubbed them, "überwatches," even though most of the … [Read more...]

Five Affordable Luxury Watches from SIHH 2014

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At the big watch shows, the brands tend to promote their halo products – the ones with all the bells and whistles, and the highest prices. These products also tend to grab the headlines because, … [Read more...]

Monochrome Monday: Previewing the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar with Meteorite Dial

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar Meteorite dial

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar isn’t technically a new watch in the brand's catalog, having first appeared at the 2013 SIHH watch fair. It has a very classical display and a very restrained … [Read more...]

Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Large Date Moon-Phases

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Girard-Perregaux reveals the complexity behind the dial, adding a level of mechanical involvement to an already dramatic timepiece. The movement’s wheels and levers co-star with the large date and … [Read more...]

Watch Insider Reviews IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition “Le Petit Prince”

IWC Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar Le Petit Prince

Recently I had the opportunity to get my hands on one of the most remarkable IWC watches of the last few years, the limited "Petit Prince" edition of IWC Big Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar, … [Read more...]

Update: Patek Philippe’s Henry Graves Watch Sells for $24 Million at Sotheby’s

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The world's most expensive watch ever sold at auction retained that lofty title at a Sotheby’s auction on November 11, which coincided with the 175th anniversary celebration of its maker, Patek … [Read more...]

Monochrome Monday: Introducing the IWC Portofino Midsize Collection

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At last week's Watches & Wonders fair in Hong Kong, IWC added no less than 20 new models to its Portofino collection. These included 17 new "midsize" models, all adorned with diamonds, and three … [Read more...]

Highlight Watches From WatchTime’s IBG 2014 Watch Collector Events

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The sponsoring luxury watch brands for WatchTime's "Inside Basel.Geneva" series of watch collector events have really strutted their stuff this year. As noted by WatchTime's IBG event partner, watch … [Read more...]