The horoscope for Geminis last week was about as positive as a pseudo-scientific prediction can be. Things were going to be 'bright and insightful' and the week would be full of 'rewards' with the Gemini's finances 'looking very good'. The reality, of course, was somewhat different. Being ill with flu, even at a stretch, could never be described as a 'rewarding' experience and being bed-ridden and slightly delirious with fever leads one to watch things such as the Transformers trilogy, which, let's be honest, is not very 'bright' and hardly 'insightful'. And this Gemini, at least, ended the week with even less money than we started it with, and in a financial situation that only the terminally optimistic would describe as 'looking very good'. Astrology should be defined as 'the art of being vague', but there is one form of heavenly forecasting that is infinitely more accurate and eminently more satisfying. Moon-phase watches have nifty complications that track the 29 1/2-day cycle of the moon. The best moon-phase watches, such the Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Moon Phase Calendar (top), have elaborately designed dial indicators displaying the various phases of the moon. Released early this year and priced at HK$235,000, the Jules Audemars Moon Phase Calendar comes with a brown crocodile leather strap and thin rose-gold case. The design is simple and elegant, and accentuates the moon-phase complication. Audemars Piguet is a brand that just oozes quality and the 215-part movement inside looks as good as the outside of the watch. The dial also features two sub-dials which, with the moon-phase indicator, form a beautifully designed symmetrical triumvirate. The two other sub-dials indicate the day and date, making this a practical as well as stylish watch. Another interesting moon-phase watch released this year, is the Longines Master Collection Retrograde Moon Phases (above). A mouthful to be sure, but feature packed with no less than four retrograde functions, that is functions that require a hand, including the day, date, small seconds and a 24-hour second time zone all on a very busy but still clear and legible dial that features both Roman and Arabic numerals, and six hands in total. The moon-phase indicator is delightfully decorated and placed at the six o'clock position and Longines has upped the ante and doubled the fun with a day/night indicator at the 12 o'clock position. The case material is stainless steel and the watch strap comes in either black or brown alligator leather. Water resistant to 30 metres with a 48-hour power reserve, the best thing about the Longines Master Collection Retrograde Moon Phases is the price, which is an almost too good to be true HK$30,000. Last but definitely not least, is the MB&F HM2 Red SV Final Edition (bottom). Established in 2005, MB&F is the young upstart of the Swiss watchmaking world and in its short and eventful history it has almost trademarked the production of highly innovative and daringly designed wrist watches. The HM2 Red SV Final Edition is a perfect example of the company's avant-garde design DNA, and features an industrial-looking rectangle case and two domed dials covered in sapphire glass. The left dial contains the modernist moon-phase indicator, with a retrograde date indicator, while the right dial features hours and minutes. The case material is a satisfying rose gold and the watch comes with a black alligator strap. All this innovation and fancy design isn't cheap, though. The MB&F HM2 Red SV Final Edition is likely to set you back HK$760,000, but, with production limited to 18 pieces, demand will surely outstrip supply.