There is no better way to celebrate National Moon day than with our favorite Moon Phase watches.
In 1971, President Richard Nixon proclaimed National Moon Landing Day on July 20 to commemorate the anniversary of man’s first moon landing. NASA reported the moon landing as being “…the single greatest technological achievement of all time.” We think that Moon phase watches is one of the greatest and coolest achievements of all time in the watch making industry.
With that we give you our favorite Moon phase watches:
In this model, the double moon display, the moon phase and its mirror image show the state of the moon in both the northern and southern hemispheres. The double moon model comes with the railway-track-style chapter ring typical of the Portugieser, while the designers have transformed the entire moon phase display into a star-studded night sky, so that the moon and stars appear to hover in infinite space. It is a very classic, yet complicated watch. It has become one of our favorite watches of all time.
Discontinued in 2004-2005, Most people love this watch because of the asymmetry of the dial. Plus this lovely officer’s case model shows off additional complications: a small seconds, a power reserve indicator, and most impressively, a combined date and moon phase display. This watch has a “Petite Complication” which are the watches with the moon phase and power reserve complications pairing.
In 1983, Blancpain presents a world first with the smallest automatic movement to indicate the moon phases, day, month and date. Thus reintroduced a complication that had almost disappeared at that time. Since then, the house has not stopped perfecting this mechanism to the point that the association of a calendar and a phase of the moon has become an emblematic characteristic of the brand which presents, in 2009, a revolutionary movement with the Caliber 66R9