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.

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...]


Baselworld 2015 Preview: Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase

Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase

With SIHH 2015 in the rearview mirror, the eyes of the watch world now focus on the upcoming Baselworld watch fair in March, with numerous watch brands releasing news and photos of new models debuting at the show. One of these watches is the Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase, a new complication in the brand's Classic Conquest collection. … [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," namely the type with a moon-phase indicator. … [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 very special edition of its Master Calendar, with a meteorite dial, Jaeger-LeCoultre now unveils a masterpiece. Not only is this watch absolutely beautiful to look at, but it also comes with a very  complicated movement boasting a bi-axial Sphérotourbillon, now with an added moon-phase indicator. … [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 disturb its luminous beauty that remains imperturbably serene, softly enveloping those who take the time to observe it, accepting to reveal its secrets to them. The sky harbors the origins of time, while the sun, moon and stars are the keys that enabled humankind to tame this impalpable phenomenon. They … [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 is quite rare. In this article from my online magazine Escapement, I discuss this latest development in more detail. … [Read more...]


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

Omega Caliber 9300

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 the Zenith El Primero movement, and think that its reputation as a great chronograph caliber is well-earned. So, to make it up for some of you fellow watch nerds out there, I've compiled a Fratello Friday article that focuses specifically on chronograph movements rather than watches. Here is my … [Read more...]


Watch Insider: 10 Watches From 2014 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. … [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 100 boards and more than 2,300 photos of watches, celebrity watch fans and other images? We've got boards devoted to categories such as divers' watches and tourbillons as well as dozens of individual brands from Rolex to Breguet to Greubel Forsey. Below, we count down the WatchTime pins that you've been clicking the most. Is one of your favorites among them? (And don't forget to visit our boards if you're still doing some early … [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 watch brands each released a dozen or more new products for 2014. And even when a brand doesn't have what we'd call an überwatch, it sometimes releases one piece so unexpected, off-the-wall, or controversial that it overshadows the rest of its new releases (Exhibit A: Last year's debut of the first … [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, let’s face it, “three-hand watch” is not as sexy as “triple titanium tourbillon.”  However in the real world, most of us will not purchase the triple tourbillon. Fortunately for those of us who don't have as much dough as Pizza Hut, several brands presented new and noteworthy watches in the … [Read more...]


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

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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 design. So, how to bring new attention to an already known model and add some freshness? By introducing new dials! And the dials that Jaeger-LeCoultre chose are pretty interesting indeed. Here is a look at the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar Meteorite dial, which makes its official debut at SIHH … [Read more...]


Zenith Watch Test: WatchTime Reviews the Zenith Moon-Phase Watch

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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 Moonphase, a Zenith watch that offers two complications in its movement. In this article from our print archives, WatchTime goes past the elegant exterior to see how well it works. This Zenith watch uses a conventional moon-phase display, but has an outsize date with concentric disks that is very easy to … [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 moon-phase displays to increase appreciation of the intricate inner engine. … [Read more...]


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

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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, introduced at the 2013 Hong Kong "Watches and Wonders" fair. In this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I provide a review and original photos. … [Read more...]


8 Celebrity-Owned Watches That Rocked the Auction Block

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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 like Antiquorum and Christie's, bidding can be expected to go well beyond the estimated value. Below we look at notable "celebrity" watches, once owned by iconic entertainment and sports stars, sold at auction within the past few years. … [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 Philippe. … [Read more...]


10 Things to Know About the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime

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This month marks 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 ever created? That’s just what they did. Here are ten things you need to know about it. … [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 new versions of the 40-mm Portofino Automatic, now in new 18K rose gold or white gold cases and 72 diamonds set on the bezel. Most models come on beautiful hand-made leather Santoni straps, and two come on an extra-fine Milanese mesh bracelet. There are also two new models equipped with a second time … [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 collector and aficionado Jeff Kingston, not only did each brand have a broad selection from its collection on display at the opening event in Chicago — far broader than you'd ever find at a boutique or other retailer — but key new watch models from SIHH and Baselworld that won’t be in stores … [Read more...]