1 The Newbie – Hublot Classic Fusion Aero Moon
The Classic Fusion Aero Moon is Hublot’s very first moon-phase, but the master of the “Art of Fusion” has once again found the right recipe by combining the contemporary architecture of a skeleton watch with a classic moon phase indication in natural mother-of-pearl. Set against an aventurine glass sky at 6 o’clock, it looks particulraly heavnely in titanium, but is also available in King Gold. For more, please see our full review of this watch.
2 The Slimmest – Hermès Slim d’Hermès Perpetual Calendar Watch
Hermès presented a number of ultra-thin watches in its new collection at Baselworld 2015, and if the brand’s new watches cut an impressive figure, they continued to weight-in with impressive complications, including the Slim d’Hermès Perpetual Calendar. This discreet and elegant moon phase looks weighless on the wrist, and probably would be if worn on the moon! For more, please see our full review of this watch.
3 The Purest – Montblanc Chronométrie Quantième Annuel Vasco Da Gama Watch
The Chronométrie Quantième Annuel Vasco da Gama is the latest addition to the Vasco da Gama collection, which has highlighted the Portuguese explorer’s greatest discoveries. A moon-phase display, embedded in the watch at 6 o’clock, captures the Southern Cross – in red – in the exact starry firmament da Gama would have witnessed while traveling through the Southern Hemisphere in 1497.For more, please see our full review of this watch
4 The Most Discreet – Zenith El Primero 410 Tribute to Charles Vermot Limited Edition
Blink and you might miss it. The moon phase on the Zenith El Primero 410 Tribute to Charles Vermot is tucked inside the sub dial at 6 o’clock and its deep blue night sky matches the (somewhat ironically named) sunray-patterned dial. Its golden moon and stars peer though the chronograph hands’ star – the logo of Zenith – and adds a dash of refinement to this already handsome limited edition chronograph. Full review soon to follow…
5 The Most Extraterrestrial – Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar Meteorite Dial
Jaeger-LeCoultre expanded the universe of the Master Calendar during this year’s SIHH by introducing a new model that retains the same layout, movement and dimensions as last year’s, but adds a mesmerizing meteorite dial. Its golden moon floats effortlessly in an otherwise extraterrestial dial. For more, please see our full review of this watch.