The moon itself differs between each of the watches, going from light pink in the Burbidge, to warm yellow in the Halley, and finally a neutral eggshell in the Eddington. The depictions reference the different hues the moon takes to our eyes, viewing it through different atmospheric conditions and angles. The moons themselves are hand-painted in Geneva using grade OL X1 Super-LumiNova. Farer has a knack for using lume in unique and high-impact ways and the Moonphase is certainly no exception, with each of these watches taking on a dramatic new appearance in the dark.
Not to be outdone by the complication, the base dials all get different treatments as well. The Burbidge, so named in honor of Margaret Burbidge, a British-American observational astronomer and astrophysicist, accents its pink moon with a light blue sunray finished dial with stick markers. The Halley, which takes its name from Sir Edmond Halley, the English astronomer whom Halley’s Comet was named after, pairs its pale yellow moon against a blue backdrop within a dark midnight blue dial and applied Arabic numerals at the even positions. Finally, the Eddington, named after Sir Arthur Eddington, who was an English astronomer, physicist, and mathematician, uses a beautiful sunray copper or salmon dial with applied Roman numerals to live alongside the neutral eggshell moon.