As the days are rapidly inching closer to Eid, we are now basking in the all-too familiar eagerness and rush to acquire a memorable token to celebrate the holy month. Whether you’re into neo-vintage or innovative designs, we have done the legwork and selected a spectrum of sensational luxury moonphase watches that will definitely make you celebration-ready.
MOON SIGHTING ON YOUR WRIST
What better way to adorn the moon with the crown of Rolex, the Cellini Moonphase 50535? The elegant-dress watch skyrockets into the astronomical complication, with classic vintage appeal and perfectly balances the technical prowess with a refined design. Contrary to popular moonphase watches, the Cellini displays a full blue disc exhibiting a more legible visual moonphase indication. The brilliance of the royal blue enameled disk is enhanced by the base of the simple white lacquered dial. The 39mm dial is encircled with two finely carved lines attached to a sophisticated brown strap.
Available in Rolex Boutiques in Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates, and Burjuman Centre.
Representing an excellent entry point into moonphase watches, Louis Erard presents the Excellence Moonphase, illustrating their masterly interpretation of time and the moon’s journey. Achieving symmetry in both traditional and contemporary aesthetics, the disk is displayed next to the 6 o’clock index marker and is accompanied by chronograph functions. The dial is encased in 42mm anti-reflective sapphire crystal and is waterproof up to 5 meters.
Available in Ahmed Seddiqi multi-brand boutique in Dubai Mall.
For unisex appeal, IWC curates the well-executed Da Vinci Automatic Moonphase. Measuring 36 mm, the timepiece defines the very essence of horological luxury and sophistication, displaying the indication at the cap of the dial. It is adorned by a golden-hued moon surrounded by stars, perfectly complimenting the bronze alligator strap and is pleasantly contrasting the silver plated dial.
Available at IWC boutique in Mall of the Emirates.
Baume et Mercier personifies a gentleman with their rendition of a traditional and svelte moonphase, the Classima M0A10219. Located in the center of the dial, the enlarged moonphase disk steals your attention and is augmented by the minimalistic designs of the roman hour markers and plain white dial. The maison successfully captures the beauty of simplicity in the 40 mm quartz watch attached to a black alligator strap.
Available at Baume et Mercier, Dubai Mall
For our more staunchy connoisseurs and horology enthusiasts, MB&F reimagines the moonphase complication with their artistic Moon Machine2, a product of a fruitful collaboration with Stepan Sarpaneva. The world’s first projected moonphase display, the avant-garde timepiece encompasses futuristic designs with its three-dimensional structure and superlative architecture. Sitting at 49 mm and available in 3 case variations, this glorious timepiece will definitely be a a conversation starter for the festive occasion.
Available at M.A.D Gallery in Dubai Mall.
A contemporary horology sensation, Debethune’s DB28 Moonphase displays its intergalactic spirit situated in a pyrotechnic bezel, featuring a silver colored inner dial, titanium hands, and skeletonized lugs. The stellar watch exposes its magnificence and reveals its gear, ready to be admired. The timepiece confirms that artistic vortex of the horological industry and the broad future that lies ahead for independent watchmakers.
Available at Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, Dubai Mall
A color unique to FP Journe, the Octa Automatique Lune hosts the famous sandy colored dial, aptly dubbed the ‘Havana’. Achieved by mixing ruthenium with gold, the powerhouse repeatedly experimented until they achieved the perfect hue of coffee-color brown. Technically superb, the Octo line combines self-winding movement with the moonphase complication in 40 mm diameter. The watch houses a power reserve of 120 hours, a longer running time than industry average and is decorated with a matching brown strap.
Available at Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons Mall of the Emirates