Time & Place

Original materials, incredible colors, and spectacular artistry give these notable watches a unique appeal—the more distinctive a timepiece, the more compelling the magic. Where will your imagination take you?

Photos by Junichi Ito 

Styling by Stephen Watson

ABOVE: Tonda 1950 Tourbillon Rainbow Galaxy by Parmigiani Fleurier, $143,900; parmigiani.com
ABOVE: Venturer Concept Arctic Blue by H.Moser & Cie, $25,500; h-moser.com
ABOVE: Altiplano with Opaque Ruby Dial by Piaget, $32,000; piaget.com
ABOVE: Turquoise dial Grand Bal Wild by Dior, $29,600; dior.com
ABOVE: Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph by Audemars Piguet, $71,400; audemarspiguet.com

ABOVE: Sixties Annual Edition Fiery Orange Dial by Glashütte Original, $6,400; glashuette-original.com
ABOVE: Big Bang One Click White Gold Paraiba by Hublot, $232,000; hublot.com
ABOVE: Grande Seconde Atlantisite Dial by Jaquet Droz; $27,200; jaquet-droz.com

ABOVE: Tonda 1950 Tourbillon Rainbow Galaxy by Parmigiani Fleurier, $143,900; parmigiani.com

Blood Moons & Moon Phases

End of times? Let’s go shopping!

With the so-called “blood moon” happening tonight due to the longest lunar eclipse of the century, prophecies and conspiracy theories are predicting the worst. Now might be the perfect time to arm yourself with an extraordinary moon phase. Lasting an impossible to believe 103 minutes, the next total lunar eclipse of this length won’t occur again until 2123.

Feel the pull and predict your lunar energy within the confines of a dazzling complicated timepiece. Charge it now, enjoy, and wait for a new day to dawn. Visible from every country on earth except the US, at least you’ll be able to gaze upon wristwatch magnificence.

A round-up of some of our Moon phase favorites:

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Moon Phase Ref. 5205G
Rolex Cellini Moonphase

A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Moon Phase
IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar 
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar 
Vacheron Constantin Overseas Ultra-Thin Perpetual Calendar
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Moon
Panerai L’Astronomo Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation of Time GMT