Ferragamo 1898 Moonphase Chronograph Hands On

Front of Ferragamo 1898 Moonphase chronograph

This new Ferragamo model is the 1898 Moonphase Chronograph with a good look and pitifully underwhelming name. it is created from F-80 watch collection. It is a very impressive design that I think has been dismissed by a lot of serious watch guys. Ferragamo 1898 Moonphase Chronograph  is a limited edition watch which just producted 150 pieces.
Front of Ferragamo 1898 Moonphase chronograph
The new Ferragamo Chronograph Three Counter Date Moon 45 1941 With Black Dial. The wide lugs and black section as the bottom of the case looks interesting. Overall, I like the watch design a lot. Even the dial has some interesting features with a lower section that looks to be on a different plane and has a vertical textured silvered decoration opposed to the black of the rest of the dial. Further, I am always a big fan of mixing rose gold and black.Ferragamo 1898 Moonphase chronograph dial
The hands are strong and actually skeletonized hands that I will stand behind. Integration of the Swiss ETA Valjoux 7751 movement is extremely clever. I always like to mention how this is a very difficult movement to design around due to the emptiness on the right side of the dial. What Ferragamo did was create a visual heaviness at the bottom of the dial with the silvered area around the moon phase indicator. What this does is pretty much make you forget that the left side of the dial is more cluttered and the right. Nice work right?Side of Ferragamo 1898 Moonphase chronograph
Always a great value, the 7751 is built on the 7750 and adds an annual calendar, synced 24 hour hand and moon phase indicator. You can see the movement through the sapphire caseback and Ferragamo has a custom rotor in the mix as well. Not sure about price, but I do know that