Typically, watches have the same general design. That is, the watch face takes up all the area of the face.

But what if a watch had an off-center dial? That’s the approach of these watches shown below. While the basic job of any watch is to tell the time, these models go a bit further in also acting as a piece of art and fashion. Because they’re so visually different than what’s expected of a watch, they’re sure to stand out. That’s exactly the point.

Lange and Sohne Moon Phase

The Lange and Sohne Moon Phase watch gives a dial for the time, the moon phase and the date. In fact, the moon phase moves in front of a bright-blue celestial disc without stars during the day and in front of a dark-blue sky studded with 383 crisply contrasting stars at night.

Glashutte original

The Glashutte Original is a relatively young watch company, founded in 1994 in Germany.

Glashutte Moonphase

This watch, also from Glashutte, comes with a stainless steel case and a moon phase with a starry sky. The PanoMaticLunar, as shown above, is part of the Pano Collection with its asymmetric dial layout based on the golden ratio. The axes of all hands are aligned vertically in the left half of the dial, while the Panorama Date and splendid moon phase display define the right half.

Harry Winston

The high-fashion Harry Winston also feature the off-center design. Here, three overlapping subdials stage the time indication, the date and the lunar circle with a midnight blue background.


The Jaquet Droz Tourbilllon Ivory Enamel watch features an ivory enameled dial with an 18-carat red gold case. The self-winding tourbillon movement has a power reserve of seven days.

Lange and Sohne

This Millenary Starlit Sky Night Theme by Audemars Piguet runs a little pricey for most at more than $57,000. The rose gold hands on the dial are complimented by Roman numeral markings, while the markers are encrusted stars.