The many faces of Moonphase Watches
A brief compilation and look at some of the differing faces of moon phase sub-dials.
Moon phase sub-dials differ in design and appearance on many watches, not only throughout different brands but also within the same brands; a brilliant example would be to look at the exquisite Patek Philippe examples below which show a range of different moon phase designs within the brand. Generally, most people purchasing a new watch pay attention to the material of a watch, the colour of the dial and its features, of course for good reason, but few take the time to truly appreciate the aesthetic differences of the moon phase sub-dials. These sub-dials can greatly shape the overall appearance of a watch as a final product, either adding to or detracting from ones fondness of the dial. Of course each sub-dial, a work of art in its own appearance, represents something greater: a beautiful and intricate mechanism operating beneath, and understanding this also lends more beauty to one’s appreciation of the sub-dial.