National Geographic : 2013 Dec
It has always taken scientific skill and artistic wizardry to discover the Moon’s secrets. When Galileo Galilei turned his telescope towards the Moon in 1609, he relied on his knowledge of light and shadow learned as a painter to understand the movements of the heavenly orb. We relied on that same pairing of art and science to create one of our most complicated and beautiful movements yet... for an unbelievable price! Previously offered for $399, the stars have finally aligned to make the Stauer Moon Phase Watch available for ONLY $99! Solving the mystery of Moon time. Since earthly time is measured at regular 12 month intervals, the Moon’s month is at odds with our calendar. A lunar month is 29.53 days, so a Moon- phase watch needs to keep time in two totally different ways. That’s why antique watch collectors are always quick to bid on this type of complex lunar movement. You'll find them among the rarest and most expensive vintage watches ever sold at auction. Not long ago, one of the most important moon-phase timepieces fetched an incredible $5.7 million! Our goal was to create a timepiece more accurate and affordable than its ancestors. As you can imagine, an offer this good on a watch this spectacular cannot last forever. How we captured the Moon. We put so much effort into perfecting the mechanics behind this watch, but we didn’t forget the aesthetics. The Moon Phase Watch boasts three different complications set in the guillochéed face: a standard monthly calendar, a day of the week indicator, and the moon phase display. Its rose gold- finished case features a hobnail-pattern bezel and a crocodile-embossed, genuine brown leather strap adds the final luxurious detail. Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed. If you are not thrilled, simply return the timepiece within 30 days for a full refund of the purchase price. This offer is limited to the first 2,499 callers to this ad, so please don’t wait. This kind of watch only comes around once in a blue moon. 14101 Southcross Drive W., Dept. MPW205-02, Burnsville, Minnesota 55337 www.stauer.com Stauer® Stunning little machine! "I am in love with this watch!" — R. M. from Asheville, NC MOON LANDS ON MAN! The skeptics said it couldn’t be done... but our Moon Phase proves that one small step for Stauer is one giant leap for watch lovers! A Stauer Exclusive Limited to the First 2,499 respondents to this ad only Stauer Moon Phase Watch $399 Now your Call-In only price $99*+S&P Save $300! Call now to take advantage of this fantastic offer. 1-888-277-8416 Promotional Code MPW205-02 Please mention this code when you call. Rating of A+ Fused rose gold case with hydraulic pattern dial • Day, date, and moon phase dials Crocodile-embossed leather band fits a 63/4"–9" wrist • 3 ATM water resistance * Price quoted is for Call-In Customers only versus the original Stauer.com price.