Jaquet Droz’s Grande Seconde Moon Onyx Watch adds a new sophisticated function, the moon-phase indicator, which requires adjustment only once every 122 years and 46 days. The black onyx dial continues its classical design in a figure-eight shape. The upper subdial displays the time, and the lower dial displays a large seconds hand, a date hand, and the moon-phase. White-gold stars and moon details shine against the dark background. Water resistance 30 metres. Power reserve of 68 hours.
Impeccable elegance, flawless quality, and technical sophistication make the brand new Chopard platinum L.U.C Perpetual Chrono the must-have timepiece for the modern gentleman. Digital date displays at 12 o’clock and dual display apertures bring the day and month into clear focus. A moonphase display at 6 o’clock against a night-sky backdrop complements the second hand. Leap-year display and chronograph with flyback function. 60-hour power reserve. Twenty-piece limited edition.
Patek Philippe’s new perpetual calendar watch maintains the brand’s iconic design that has been its signature since 1941: the dual day/month aperture at 12 o’clock, and a subdial for the analog date and moon phases at 6 o’clock. The new model features circular apertures for day and night between 7 and 8 o’clock, and the leap-year cycle, displayed in Arabic numerals from 1 to 4, between 4 and 5 o’clock. White-gold case, brown alligator strap. Power reserve 35–45 hours. Water resistance 30 metres.
Vacheron introduces a 2017 new perpetual calendar watch in a rose-gold case with a slate-grey dial. The 1120 QP movement is only 4.05mm in size, making the entire watch merely 8.96mm thick. Month, date, and day displays in circular apertures, with the moon-phase aperture at 6 o’clock, and a rose-gold moon set against a blue backdrop. Each star is positioned according to an exact star diagram. Water resistance 30 metres. Power reserve of 40 hours.
Glashütte Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar Watch updates its original perpetual movement. The Calibre 36 movement precisely shows date, day, and leap year until 2100, in simple, crisp displays. The day and month displays are positioned at 10 and 2 o’clock, respectively, with the leap year display at 12 o’clock, date display at 4 o’clock, and an aperture displaying the moon phase at 8 o’clock. An engraved moon against the starry night sky adds an artful touch. Water resistance 50 metres. Power reserve 100 hours.
A “lunar beauty” at 6 o’clock is the focal point of this new Date Moon Phases women’s model: the moon graced with a woman’s face marked by the “beauty spot” mole popular in 18th-century Europe. A red moon-shaped hand indicates the date, and a bezel adorned with 48 full-cut diamonds tops the case. The watch comes with five interchangeable straps: red, midnight blue, and sky blue alligator leather, white ostrich leather, and black satin. Water resistance 30 metres. Power reserve for 40 hours.
Text by Kate Missine