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The Lunar Effect

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With Halloween creeping upon us, superstitions of the full moon are in all our thoughts. Stories are told of the Lunar Effect and how each stage of the moon slightly alters human and animal behaviour alike - especially werewolves. With the night of terror swooping in quickly, it seems only apt to explore those transformed by the phase of the moon.

 

Stunning timepieces embrace the Lunar calendar incorporating a complication that accurately showcases each moon phase; a nod to how the moon was instrumental in the first method of monitoring the passing of months by our ancestors. The wristwatch feature visually demonstrates how the moon glides across the sky showing the passage of time. An artistic tribute to the early fascination with time, which has dramatically evolved.

 

Ball Watch Company Trainmaster Moon Phase

 

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The blanket of midnight blue is a stunning canvas for the moon phase complication that illuminates due to the micro gas tubes. The icon is surrounded by shimmering stars that shine from the rich, velvety background. The striking baton stainless steel hour markers encircle the lunar calendar highlighting the phases of the moon that have sculpted our way in existence. 

 

Specifications: fixed bezel, alligator strap, 14.55mm case depth, steel case, 40mm diameter, date display, blue dial, moon phase complication, automatic movement, 50M water resistance. 

 

Price: £1620

 

Oris Watch Tycho Brahe Pointer Moon Bracelet Limited Edition

 

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The pointer moon indicates the phases via a 29.5 day lunar cycle, leaping forward every half day. The sophisticated complication shows the lunar calendar with more precision and accuracy than a classic moon phase display. Hence the title, the instrument is influenced by Tyco Brahe, a Dane recognised for his astronomical and planetary observations. 

 

Specifications: fixed bezel, steel bracelet, steel case, 42mm case width, date display, blue dial, automatic movement.

 

Price: £1580

 

Certina Watch DS-8 Chrono Moon Phase

 

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The sophisticated brushed sunray black dial contrasts beautifully against the rose gold case. Influenced by the mysteries of the moon the timepiece strives for a silent, eternal precision praised by watch fanatics worldwide. Situated at 10 o’clock, the counter showcases the complete moon-phase with moon quarters and average cycle duration showcased clearly. 

 

Specifications: fixed bezel, leather strap, 11.8mm case depth, rose gold case, 42mm case width, date display, black dial, quartz battery, 100M water resistance. 

 

Price: £630

 

Maurice Lacroix Watch Eliros Moon Phase

 

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The moonphase complication sits grandly at the centre of the dial with an artistic silvery moon shining on a midnight blue sky surrounded by majestic stars; a focal point of the simple, well balanced timepiece. The retro device is well executed to suit any occasion with its classic, subtle and sophisticated design. 

 

Specifications: fixed bezel, steel bracelet, steel case, 40mm case width, date display, grey dial, quartz movement, 50M water resistance. 

 

Price: £590

 

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