Human’s fascination with the moon is interpreted into an exquisite horological complication. Here are our favourite timepieces that tell the phase of the satellite.

Blancpain

A signature of the manufacture, the moon-phase indicator of this red gold watch depicts the moon with a feminine touch. The smiley on the sapphire background adds a playful attitude, HK$152,500

Hermès

The mother-of-pearl moon on the all-blue Slim d’Hermès Quantième Perpétuel Platine stands out, HK$372,000

Bulgari

The luminous round LVCEA Moon Phase has diamond-set hour markers. The watch also features an aperture, shaped like the arc of a circle, on the top part of the mother-of-pearl dial, HK$118,500

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Jaeger-LeCoultre

The white gold Master Ultra Thin Perpetual features a chic selenite-grey dial which flaunts three registers as well as a moon phase at 12 o’clock, HK$257,000

Vacheron Constantin

Apart from its curved design, the barrel-shaped Malte Moon Phase and Power Reserve in pink gold also features a moon-phase mechanism that only requires one correction every 122 years, HK$279,400

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Cartier

Like the other watches in the Drive de Cartier collection, the new extra-flat model has a convex curved glass case. The uncluttered white guilloché dial is 40 per cent slimmer than the original model, and the moon-phase indicator is at six o’clock, HK$151,000