Wednesday, May 22, 2019

A Moon Phase

From Chronoswiss -

Courtesy of Chronoswiss

There are a lot of complications out there.  Some are super useful, and others not so much.  For my part I am in two camps.  In terms of the practical?  I love chronographs.  But the romantic in me loves a moon phase.  The more straightforward, the better!  And that is why the Chronoswiss Moon Phase CH-8523.

The dial is clean and legible, very well laid out.  The date is at 6 o'clock and is actually legible, a bit of a minor triumph considering that for many designers it is an after-thought.  The case and crown?  Classic Chronoswiss.

Here are the pertinents, per Chronoswiss -


Case materialStainless steel
Case backScrew-down case back with satin finish and sapphire crystal
Diameter in mm40
Height in mm10.12
FinishPartly polished, partly with satin finish
BezelPolished screw-down bezel with side knurling and full thread


CaliberCaliber C. 351, automatic
Frequency4 Hz (28.800 A/h)
Power reserve in hoursApprox. 42
Number of jewels21


Dial materialSolid sterling silver (925), guilloche
Display/sCentral hours, minutes and seconds, analog date and moon phase at 6:00
Design of handsThermally blued, hand-finished steel hands
Shape of handsBreguet Losange

Strap & buckle

Strap materialLouisiana crocodile leather
Type of bucklePin buckle or folding clasp

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