Dornblüth & Sohn 99.6-M Moon Phase black dial
As time passes, the moon remains constant in its cycle, reminding us to accept change as a natural part of life.
The predictable waxing and waning has guided astronomers, scientists, mathematicians, seafarers and agriculturalists for millennia.
A Moon Phase timepiece captures this continual movement for its wearer to follow and enjoy, or use, as need may be.
Dornblueth & Sohn’s Moon Phase is no exception with its subtle placement of the moon disc at 6 o’clock. This position was selected to ensure optimal visibility in an uncluttered section of the dial. It also allows for the inclusion of a small second sub-dial at 9 o’clock and Power Reserve gauge at 3 o’clock.
An interesting addition to this model is the moon count-down display shown in a small window located towards the centre of the dial. The numbers shown on a light background indicate a waxing moon, dark background indicates waning. Once again, this adds functionality without complicating or over-crowding the dial.
The 99.6 Moon Phase is available with a light or dark dial. The black ceramic dial affords a more sophisticated look with its white engraved numerals and indexes. The hour numerals and hands are coated with fluorescent Super-LumiNova for enhanced legibility.
Movement • height 4.4 mm • 20 rubies •oversized eccentric second display,• power reserve indicator by means of the bevel gear differential • sweeping moon phase with corrector pusher at “4 o‘clock”
Case • Ø 40 mm • height 10 mm • 1.2 mm sapphire glass
Dial • Black ceramic dial with white engraved/filled numerals & indices, coated in SuperLuminova, central display of hours and minutes • power reserve scale at “3 o’clock” • oversized eccentric second display at “9 o’clock” • moon phase with circular moon at “6 o’clock” and central countdown display