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The month of August is approaching; and that means a host of activities and performances to celebrate our nation’s birthday. National Day has always been an exciting event as Singapore celebrates its independence and nationhood with a magnificent parade and dazzling fireworks.

While most people are busy marking down the celebratory performances and activities to do on National Day, do you know that an astronomical event is also happening? According to reports and eclipse predictions, there is going to be a partial lunar eclipse on the eve of National Day (Aug 8) between 01:23 – 03:18AM UTC+8. Good news is, this partial lunar eclipse is visible in Singapore! A partial lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth moves between the Sun and Moon but the 3 celestial bodies do not form a perfectly straight line in space; and thus, the Earth’s shadow partially covers the Sun.

If you enjoy watching the phases of the moon in the sky, you’ll definitely love a moon phase watch on your wrist – the most wished-for complications for watch enthusiasts. A moon phase watch displays the current phase of the moon, as observed from earth. Moon phase watches are known to embody timeless charm and whimsical artistry that is unique from other watches.

Here’s our top 5 picks of moon phase watches for you.


Following the path created by predecessors in watchmaking, Ernest Borel meticulously crafted every single detail of the Duke Collection. The day and month display is located at 12 o’clock, while the moon phase window is placed at 6 o’clock, these 3 sub-dials compose a reversed pyramid layout. 4 hands at the center respectively serve as hour, minute, second and date indicator, the last of which is adorned with a red crescent end.

Hundreds of finely polished components are revealed by the transparent watch back, inspiring awe for their complexity and beauty. The highlight of the dial is the engraved arc bridge over the top of the moon phase window, which unveils the other side of the magnificent movements.


As a traditional watchmaking company, Longines has been producing exceptional timepieces since the very beginning. Today, the Longines Master Collection is the perfect illustration of this corporate ethos, as can be seen from the success enjoyed by this range since it was launched in 2005. Fitted with self-winding movements, this moon phase model offers many special features: hours, minutes, small seconds with 24 hours indicator at 9 o’clock; date indicated by the half moon central hand; chronograph mechanism with central 60 seconds hand, moon phase display with 12 hours counter at 6 o’clock as well as a 30 minutes counter with day and month display at 12 o’clock. The Longines Master Collection brings together the classical elegance and excellent quality which never cease to delight those who appreciate exceptional timepieces.


The Frédérique Constant Slimline Range consists of some of the evergreens in their collection. These timepieces include latest technology, while maintaining their same successful, stylish and clean designs. The Frédérique Constant Slimline is a tribute to fine Geneva Watchmaking, uniting style, elegance and high quality at sensible prices.

The Slimline Ladies Collection is a series of ultra-flat models. The fine quartz movements upon which this elegant series of watches is based have a thickness of just 2.50 mm. Dials are finished with a delicate guilloché pattern produced by a complex engraving procedure. Precision tooling, with tolerances as low as 1/1000 of a millimeter, have been developed for each pattern and dial design.

If you are looking for a moon phase watch that’s not only affordable but classic and functional, we recommend you the Davosa Flatline Phase of Moon and the Rotary Beaumont Ladies Moon Phase that is under $500.


Under the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal lies a symmetrically aligned dial with a fine guilloché minute zone. This is where the DAVOSA Flatline Phase of Moon displays its independence – and dares to be different.

On the top, a moon-phase display is positioned on a second dial layer. The starry sky above the centre reflects the blue colour of the hands and hand-applied indices; which are accentuated with dots of Super-LumiNova thus perfectly readable. Super-LumiNova luminescent pigments are the latest patented development in the field of non-radioactive luminescent pigments. Below the moon-phase display is a date display at 6 o’clock position – simple and discreet. An exquisite yet affordable piece that doesn’t compromise on the quality.


From the ever-popular traditional designs to the more contemporary, the main Rotary range offers something to suit everyone at an affordable price.

The Rotary Beaumont Ladies collection incorporates an astronomical moon-phase indicator into an easy-to-read clean white Roman dial. In a bit of subtle aesthetic, the watch features a unique blue date hand; indicating the date with a crescent moon on the tip. Set in a stainless steel case and stone set sparkling bezel, the sophisticated watch fastens with a textured white leather strap and a pin and buckle clasp. A simplistic but classic design with a touch of elegance, this Rotary Beaumont Ladies Moon Phase watch is a great addition to your wardrobe at a price that won’t hurt your pocket.