Moonwatch by The Emotion Lab


Barcelona studio The Emotion Lab have designed a watch that displays the phases of the moon.

It comes with a black or white case and the face is divided into black and white areas depicting the moon's current phase.

The following information is from the designers:


The moon has been a guide and object of admiration and mysticism during thousands of years.

Agriculture, fertility, tidal patterns, human behaviour and many other activities have been linked to the different moon phases.

Moonwatch has been designed to establish a relationship between the moon cycle and a person’s emotional states.

Above photo is by PreciousJas.

It’s a new concept of time based on nature which invites people to reflect upon and gain a closer understanding of their mood and daily life on earth.

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Posted on Monday April 12th 2010 at 11:30 am by Catherine Warmann. Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • Jase

    Wow. I have just fallen in love. Simply beaaauuutiful!

  • ss_sk

    A must…

    …if you are a werewolf.

  • hell

    damm!….that´s what i call design…just lovely

  • juan

    where i can to buy? is fantastic

  • Erm, save your money- wait till it’s dark and look up…. or study the pages of your generic diary…. sheesh.

  • Dinheru

    So 28 days for a new cycle? or just the daytime transfered to moon-cycle images?

  • number9

    As poetic as it is, it’s just creating more junk. Why would I need a watch for werewolves?

  • norm

    yes this is very useful in case you are in the arabian desert, completely lost your way and can’t tell the time during the day.

  • AngerOfTheNorth

    Brilliant! That’ll be so, so useful for when… When… Ummm…


  • modular

    This one is great hahah!

    ss_sk: priceless comment! hahahahahhah

  • lourdes

    ME GUSTA.-

  • YI

    I thought it was a waste of potential when I first saw it for not including the time as well… But then I checked their web and found that IT DOES!!! Exceeded my expectations!

  • Ali

    WOW! it really does matter! mood /moon !
    please some one tell me where can i buy one?!
    maybe its just a concept for now?!
    very creative

  • Anton

    Nice work! But yeah would have been good to see the images with the time shown too.

    Cute idea

  • Does it control the tides then?
    I’m guessing it does by the looks of the storm brewing in PreciousJas’s photo (above)!

  • anna

    i love it!

  • inventa

    think is beautiful, but useless without the time…

  • laila


    where to get it?!

  • alex.age5

    what is it for? who did the design – a werewolf?:) i just don’t get it, when do we use it? 2-times a year, and even then, what for?! it looks ok, but is this the most important thing about it. i don’t think so

  • Jacob

    brilliant. it’s good to see more things like this. after all, we as designers are after the same thing, and rarely are our motivations utilitarian or efficient. we need to take a step back and enjoy the fact that some think this type of design is necessary. hell, i do.

  • Michael

    great idea. I’d like to see how it would effect peoples’ lives. will it work?

  • shows the time as well…. and the moon cicle, and this is more important than time itself, awesome watch….

  • Michael

    So. When will this watch be available?..I’m wait!

  • Fabrizio Colonna

    Where is it possible to buy it?