7 New Moon Phase Watches to Satisfy Your Inner Astronomer

VIEW SLIDESHOW

Unlike chronographs, alarms, and perpetual calendars, a moon-phase complication serves little to no functional purpose for most people (werewolves excluded). That said, it remains one of the most visually appealing complications on the market, allowing brands to showcase their ability to master traditional techniques like enameling, lacquering, and guillochage. Over the years, moon-phase complications have occupied a wide variety of locations and volumes of space on dials of all shapes and sizes—occasionally even taking on a three-dimensional form. For this list, we have compiled a healthy assortment of new moon-phase watches launched this year as well as a few of our personal favorites that have become mainstays in the category.