A large part of the ancient people’s research on astronomical sciences came from the moon phase. Time is measured and recorded by observing the moon’s cloudy and sunny circle. In our minds, the moon always carries a layer of mysterious veil, which makes us want to explore and understand. The birth of the ‘Moon Phase Table’ has, to a certain extent, fulfilled our dream of ‘sitting on the sky’.
What is the moon phase table?
Moon phase watches refer to watches with ‘lunar phase function’. They usually place a special semi-circular window on the dial, which includes a semi-circular arc and two small arcs. This well-designed shape combined with the moon on the moon phase disk can tell us more accurately the shape of the moon at the beginning or end of a cycle.
The moon phase table is based on the principle that the moon phase profit and loss is a cycle every 29.5 days, and the sum of the two cycles ’59’ is used as the number of gears on the moon phase wheel. After being pushed by the transmission wheel, the moon phase wheel advances one tooth every day to show the change of the moon phase.
The sequence of moon phase changes can be regarded as a cycle of new moon → Emei moon → first quarter moon → convex moon → full moon → convex moon → second quarter moon → residual moon → new moon, and the moon phase table is exactly this change into the watch During the game, the player can grasp the changes of the moon through the moon phase disk. It is both a function and a very ornamental feature. Therefore, many watch players like the ‘Moon Phase Function’, not because they want to see the moon phase profit and loss, but because the moon phase display on the dial looks exceptionally elegant and romantic.
In our impression, ‘complex functions’ always seem to be linked with ‘astronomical’, ‘rare’, and ‘luxury’, but in fact, five-digit watches also have design and craftsmanship. Very good watch. In terms of the ‘Moon Phase Watch’, Longines’ famous master series moon phase watch is very classic.
Moon phase watch, starting from Longines master craftsman
Longines Master Series Watch (L2.622.214.171.124)
As a senior high-end series in Longines, the sales and word of mouth of the famous carpenter series have always been good. L2.6126.96.36.199 in the above picture should be familiar to everyone. It is the most complex movement in the famous carpenter series with the most parts and functions The most one. Not only the moon phase function, but also 30 minutes, 12 hours, 24 hours display function, in addition, the date, month, week can be read from the dial. Equipped with Longines Cal.L678 movement, it vibrates 28,800 times per hour and has a power reserve of 54 hours. The domestic public price is only 25,000 RMB. Its appearance not only proves Longines’s superb watchmaking skills, but also makes more watch friends have a good choice on the road to pursue complex functions.
In addition to the ‘Big Brother’ of the Longines master series above, this series also launched a new moon phase watch this year, which has been upgraded and optimized from face value to movement.
Longines Masterpiece Series L2.9188.8.131.52
The brand-new watch of the famous master series still continues the elegant elegance of Longines. The dial design is simple and atmospheric, giving a low-key and restrained feeling. There are some changes in the diameter. In addition to the size of 40 mm, a 42 mm diameter model has been added for selection.
The style of the dial is also more diverse. The classic silver grained dial is decorated with lacquered Arabic numerals; the black grained dial is decorated with lacquered Roman numerals; the blue sun dial is set with inlaid hour markers. At 6 o’clock, there is a date display ring and a moon phase display window, and the small hand indicates the current date. The watch can be equipped with a stainless steel bracelet or a black, brown and blue leather strap, with more colors to choose from.
Longines master series with diamonds and hour markers (L2.909.4.97.6)
There is also a new special model in the series. With a diameter of 40 mm, the blue sunburst dial is set with 13 top Wesselton VVS diamond hour markers. With a blue leather strap, it has a sense of high-end but also full of vigor.
The brand-new watch series launched this time is fully equipped with the L899 self-winding movement, which vibrates 25,200 times per hour and provides a 64-hour power reserve. Regular price: ¥ 19,400; Standard price with diamonds: ¥ 21,700. Starting with a moon phase watch at this price, it is still good to choose the Longines master series, and interested friends may wish to try it on in the store.