The moon phase function can more accurately reflect the shape of the moon at the beginning or end of a cycle (29.5 days). This function is not only quite practical, but also beautiful and atmospheric, and is especially popular with formal watches. We know that the elements of formal watches are often monotonous, and it is difficult to find new breakthroughs in dial design. The distinctive moon phase shape is just another “careful” place for the brand to display its unique design. In addition to the ordinary “glossy” moon phases, the more common ones are the moon phases of the human face and the miniature moon. Let’s take a look today.
The moon phase of the human face has now become one of Blancpain’s characteristics, and the expressions vary with different styles. It can be said to be a walking emoticon pack. Among them, the squint face of the moon phase expression is very funny, and the corner of the mouth seems to have a “mysterious smile”, which is similar to the more popular “dog head” expression today.
In the VILLERET series of women’s watches, she appeared in another image: slender eyelashes, shy and shy expression, and the “beauty mole” hanging slightly on the lips. This detail comes from the famous Hollywood movie star Mary. The image of Lotus Monroe.
Another representative brand of the face moon phase is Breguet. As one of the earlier brands that used this design, it was in the No.5 pocket watch made by the founder of the brand, Mr. Abraham Louis Breguet, in 1794. The face moon phase is already used. As a succession to the classic, we can still find its traces in modern Breguet watches.
If Blancpain’s face is witty and lively, then Breguet’s face is a bit solemn. The lines between the eyebrows and the bridge of the nose, the thick upper lip and the “expression lines” on the cheeks all reveal a touch of vicissitudes, more like the image of the moon god in myths.
In addition to the artistic expression of the moon phase of the face, there are also brands that adhere to the “realistic” style. The moon of the Jaquet Droz moon phase big second hand is made of platinum. The surface is rich in details when observed through a magnifying glass. The undulating craters are finely carved. The miniature moon model condensed in the wrist is full of viewing and playability. There is a way to hold the moon in your hand. Phantom.
In addition, another moon phase watch full of realistic style is the Omega Speedmaster. Compared with the three-dimensional moon of Jaquet Droz, the Omega Speedmaster uses a flat surface to simulate the three-dimensional light and shadow effect of the crater with the color depth, and it is also in the stars. A halo effect is added, just like what you see with your own eyes through an astronomical telescope.
The two moon phases expressed in different artistic styles both contain superb skills and the brand’s unique watchmaking philosophy. You appreciate that style more, please leave a message in the comment area to exchange your views. nice watches