SIHH 2019: Hermes Arceau L’Heure De La Lune Watch

 |  January 31st, 2019

At SIHH this year, Hermes unveils the all-new complicated Arceau L’Heure De La Lune watch — a revolutionary new timepiece that was years in the making. The watch features a specially made module created by Jean-François Mojon, Founder, Co-Owner and Managing Director of Chronode SA. The module is exclusive to Hermes and enables the watch to have rotating hour/minutes and date subdials while the engraved mother-of-pearl moon disks remain in position on the dial. In other words, wherein most moon…

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Meet a Timepiece that Literally Dates Back to the Dawn of Time: Louis Moinet Stardance

 |  February 19th, 2016

  Since it’s founding hundreds of years ago, and since its re-introduction to the market iin 2004, Louis Moinet has been inspired by creativity, exclusivity, art and design. This year, the brand has encompassed all of those attributes in the creation of its newest women’s timepiece, the Stardance. This 36mm watch features a mother-of-pearl dial with a Côtes de Jura (the brand’s own proprietary) guilloche design and a day and night display. The unique moon-phase disk is made from an…

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Longines Goes All-Out to Time the Kentucky Derby and Unveils a new Sure-Bet Conquest Classic Moonphase Watch

 |  May 1st, 2015

“The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” is back, and Longines, the official timekeeper of the Kentucky Derby, and the Longines countdown is well underway with all eyes on Churchill Downs this Saturday, May 2nd. In typical Longines style, the brand will be recording every second of the exciting action – from starting gates to the final finish. In fact, the brand has gone all out — bringing free-standing clocks to the race track in strategic positions so that fans never need to guess the…

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Moonphase Madness – One Collector’s Love Affair with the Heavens

 |  September 23rd, 2014

By Gordon Henderson I would like to side step our normal updates about the latest in horology news and talk personal affectations, in particular this editor’s love for the lunar complication aka moon phase complication. Why the lunar complication you ask? It all starts with what many in the watch world refer to as their grail watch: The watch that is out of the financial reach for most mere mortals, and therefore regulated to an unrequited love that subsists on photos,…

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Experience the Moon’s Influence on Man: The Must-Have A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar Terraluna

 |  February 19th, 2014

As promised yesterday, we focus on astronomy this week- with some of the most scintillating timepieces coming out of SIHH 2014 in Geneva recently. Among them—the absolute must-have A. Lange &Sohne Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar Terraluna.  Intriguing, alluring and complex, this watch demonstrates better than most how influential the moon’s lure is over man – once you see, touch, feel this watch – it will be on your hot list. Before we launch into the to-the-moon technical details of this…

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Technically Speaking, You’ll be Dead before the new A. Lange & Sohne Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase watch Needs to be Adjusted

 |  January 7th, 2014

Just about a  month ago, A. Lange & Sohne invited journalists from around the world to the unveiling of its Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase watch that tracks the lunar cycles in  — well – grand style. The official unveiling of this watch to the world will occur in just about two weeks at the SIHH in Geneva, but we wanted to give you a look at it here before the show because it is simply, or not so simply,…

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Baume & Mercier’s Amazing Women’s Watches: Linea “Day and Night”

 |  September 27th, 2013

Since its inception Baume & Mercier has understood and catered to women as well as men. The brand has repeatedly unveiled feminine, elegant timepieces that are perfect for women. Today, especially, as women multi-task, Baume & Mercier understands their needs, and offers the Linea line with interchangeable straps. Now, the company brings the Linea to an all-new dimension with the stunning, exclusive Day and Night timepieces.  Each watch house a top-quality Swiss quartz movement and features a shimmering mother-of-pearl dial…

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