What Is A Moon Phase?

1. the natural satellite of the earth, visible (chiefly at night) by reflected light from the sun.

Some of the world’s first horologists relied on the moon to measure the passing of months. With an undeniable link between the lunar cycle, astronomy and timekeeping, a moonphase connects a watch-wearer to the movement of our planets. Embracing the earth’s oldest way to time keep.

A moonphase dial tracks a complete lunar cycles of 29.5 day, beginning at a new moon to waxing moon to full moon and finally waning moon.  The face of the moon is most often visible through a gap in the dial and is an exact replication of the moon as it is seen in the sky. Compared to other watch complications, the moonphase dial is whimsical and graphic, reminding us of the connection between our planets and time.