Astronomic

Watches: Sunken Treasure

“It is inconceivable that a man with my professional background and experience would not jump into it,” says Hublot technical director Mathias Buttet. “He would be crazy not to fall in love with it.” Buttet—who for years ran one of the watch industry’s leading complication specialty shops, BNB Concept—refers to his own inspiration to produce […]

Watches: Swing Shift

As a small group gathered in one of the formal private rooms of the Cartier mansion on Fifth Avenue in New York City last November, a rather informal comment suddenly issued from one of the far corners: “She has a blank check,” announced a male voice. Surprised heads turned to discover that the speaker was […]

Patek Philippe 6104 Celestial

Patek Philippe’s 6104 presents the sidereal time display originally created for the company’s ultra-complicated Sky Moon Tourbillon. The star chart depicts the night sky above Geneva as it wheels overhead day and night.

Ulysse Nardin Moonstruck

Conceived by Dr. Ludwig Oechslin, Moonstruck is a graphical astronomic watch that depicts the relative positions of the Earth, moon and sun. The wearer can interpret not only the phase of the moon, but the local tides as well.

L.U.C. Lunar One

The L.U.C. Lunar One is a perpetual calendar with orbital moon phases. It is equipped with the mechanical self-winding L.U.C. 96 QP movement, a chronometer certified by the COSC, and carries the Geneva Seal hallmark. The Lunar One has a power reserve of approximately 70 hours, and the perpetual calendar dial displays the date (through […]

Jules Audemars Equation of Time

This perpetual calendar shows sunrise and sunset as well as astronomical moon, is self-winding, and has a 42-hour power reserve. Inside Information: The watch can be custom calibrated with the name of the owner’s city engraved on the flange.