Baselworld 2015: Moon Phase Watches

Masterful interpretations of the classic watch complication

A rather popular complication in luxury watchmaking, a moon phase indicator is often a nice design touch rather than a useful tool—unless one looks to the stars for more than inspiration. At this year’s Baselworld, many brands presented stellar updates to the moon phase feature. The following five selections bring the power of the lunar orb to the wrist—visually stunning to the eye and reflecting …

Baselworld 2015: Mondaine Helvetica NY Edition

Uniting a celebrated font with subway system Pantone colors for a clever new line

Best known as the brand to feature the Official Swiss Railways clock design on their watch face, Mondaine debuted a new series in 2014—the Helvetica No. 1—to much acclaim. Employing an equally clean, classic touch, punctuated by the use of the font Helvetica, it has already become a thoughtful, welcome addition to the world of Swiss watchmaking. At this year’s Baselworld, Mondaine tapped into another …

Baselworld 2015: Six Green Watches

Inflections of color from stunning emeralds to dyed leather

At last year’s Baselworld, we took note of the impressive array of watches sporting brilliant blue dials. They ranged from classy and classic, to fun and vibrant. And this year, we felt the same about inflections of green throughout watches. With variations from subtle to stunning and prices ranging from the hundreds to the hundreds of thousands, the following options reflect a color that deserves …