LET ONE OF HOROLOGY’S MOST MAGICAL COMPLICATIONS – THE MOONPHASE – SET YOUR IMAGINATION SOARING.
NEW MOON RISING
Following the relaunch of its dressy Cellini collection in 2014, Rolex introduces its first moon- phase timepiece in seven decades with the 39mm Cellini Moonphase in Everose gold. Contrasting vibrantly with the white lacquer dial, the blue enamelled lunar disc features a meteorite applique representing the full moon, and a silver ring symbolising the new moon. The automatic watch’s moonphase display will not need to be corrected for 122 years.
REIMAGINING THE PAST
Combining a white gold case with a grand feu enamel dial for the first time, the latest Breguet Classique 7787 – like its predecessors – pays tribute to one of the brand’s historical pocket watches. It has a rather striking appearance, courtesy of its overlapping long and slender hands – hours and minutes, seconds, and power reserve indicator. The automatic 39mm watch also features Breguet Classique signatures such as a coin-edge caseband.
THE RIGHT CIRCLES
Whether they show two time zones, the time and date, or just the time alone, Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde watches fit all the information into two interlocking subdials forming a figure eight. The latest newcomer to the family is the Grande Seconde Moon Phase, shown here in red gold with a grand feu enamel dial. The 43mm automatic timepiece features a solid gold moon and stars on its lunar disc, and can accurately show the phases of the moon for 122 years and 46 days without adjustment.
TOUCH OF ROMANCE
If you find Jaeger- LeCoultre’s ultra-thin Master time-only watches too austere, the Master Ultra Thin Moon may be the watch for you. A moonphase display at six o’clock adds a little otherworldly romance to the selenite-grey dial of this 39mm white gold watch, which is otherwise all discreet charm with a slender case just 9.9mm thick.
The Omega Speedmaster Chronograph Moonphase Co-Axial Master Chronometer “Blue Side of the Moon” is a follow-up to the Moonwatch models encased in white, grey and black ceramic, and goes one step better with a moonphase display. This 44.25mm watch features a ceramic case and dial in a vibrant shade of blue, and is powered by an automatic, anti-magnetic chronograph movement.
Cartier continues to expand its relatively young Drive family with pieces such as this Drive de Cartier in rose gold. The moonphase indicator, which will accurately track the phases of the moon for 125 years without adjustment if this automatic watch is kept wound, perfectly complements the rounded cushion shape of this 40mm by 41mm model.
Two years after it upgraded the calibre used for its flagship Lange 1 model, A. Lange & Sohne has been updating the rest of the family slowly but surely. The Lange 1 Moon Phase watch, shown here in a 38.5mm white gold case and a black dial, has a new manually wound movement and a new lunar display: Its moonphase indicator is accurate to 122.6 years, and is accompanied by a day/night disc that makes a full rotation every 24 hours.
DIGITAL IMAGING CHELZA POK