Five Moonphase Watches For Mid-Autumn

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Which moon will you be gazing at?

A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Moon Phase

A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Moon Phase

With a stunning new black dial, the Saxonia Moon Phase is a true beauty to behold. Our preferred version is the one in pink gold, where the moonphase display is burnished in a matching tone. In the spirit of the brand, an outsize date sits at 12 o’clock, balancing the moonphase display at six o’clock. The contrasting black dial serves to make the gold pop and delivers an elegant piece of wrist candy that we could just stare at the whole night, full moon or not.
Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Panorama Date Moon Phase

Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Panorama Date Moon Phase

Yes, we’re looking at moonphase watches here but can we talk about that gorgeous sunray dial? Beautifully executed in a rich teal-blue hue, the dial is both minimalist yet show-stopping in its clean aesthetics. A moonphase display sits at 10 o’clock, while the Panorama date is opposite at four o’clock. Inside, the Calibre 36—introduced in 2016—powers the watch, enabling both the Panorama Date and moonphase display to be set via the crown.
Montblanc Star Legacy Moonphase

Montblanc Star Legacy Moonphase

One of the defining characteristics of Montblanc’s Star Legacy collection is the ‘exploding star’ guilloché pattern, which works particularly well here to draw attention to the moonphase display. This steel and gold version offers a luxe vibe that makes it a dressy watch you can take to any after-hours soiree.
Patek Philippe Ref. 5205G-013

Patek Philippe Ref. 5205G-013

As with all Patek Philippe watches, sophistication is the order of the day. This annual calendar with moonphase display features a striking blue graduated dial and white gold applied hour markers, housed within a 40mm white gold case. The day, date and month are set in an arc at the top while the new ‘three-face’ hands are coated with white lume so you can tell the time even deep into the night.
Vacheron Constantin FIFTYSIX Complete Calendar

Vacheron Constantin FIFTYSIX Complete Calendar

The poster boy of the FIFTYSIX collection, this classy ticker bears an opaline-sunburst dial with day, month and date indications, along with a moonphase display at six o’clock. Housed in an 18K pink gold case and paired with a brown Mississippiensis alligator leather strap, the FIFTYSIX Complete Calendar will likely steal the show on all counts.
Melissa Kong

Managing Editor

Like most people these days, Melissa tells the time with her phone. She considers serious timepieces works of art and thinks the perpetual calendar is the handiest complication to date (pun not intended). She's also a Grammar Nazi but promises not to judge if you can't tell the difference between "guilloche" and "guillotine".



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