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Introducing The Longines Master Collection Moonphase

Introducing The Longines Master Collection Moonphase

Brisk Take

For about 10 years and a large portion of, the Master Collection has been Longines’ home for its more customary pieces that play off exemplary watchmaking figures of speech without being hard and fast legacies (that is saved for the Heritage assortment). The most recent expansion is this downplayed gathering of moonphase watches. There are seven distinct executions, all based around a similar fundamental design, which uses focal running seconds and a long sub-register at six o’clock that incorporates both the date and moon stage. It’s an exceptionally conventional interpretation of one of the more reliable complications on the whole of watchmaking.

Across the seven varieties you’ll discover two distinctive case sizes – 40mm and 42mm – consistently delivered in tempered steel and with the decision of either embellished calfskin ties or a steel wristband. You need a silver dial with Arabic numerals? Got it. What about a sunray blue dial with jewel markers? You can have that as well. Fueling all the models is the Longines Caliber L899, which is a form of the ETA A31.L91 made only for them (ETA is important for the Swatch Group as well, recollect). Concerning valuing, you’re taking a gander at a hair under $2,500 without precious stones and just shy of $2,800 with. Not terrible by any means. The outcome is an assortment of watches that ticks a ton of boxes and should interest first time purchasers and lovers alike. 

Introductory Thoughts

Diamonds are enjoyable. Without a doubt. I think numerous about my HODINKEE partners will concur with me that there’s a specific point in every authority’s horological venture where the shinier stuff begins to appear to be increasingly engaging, regardless of how moderate your taste will in general be. You can obviously fulfill that longing with something absolutely ludicrous , however you can likewise settle on something somewhat more downplayed. Alongside things like vintage Datejusts or Seamasters with precious stone markers, I’d put this new Longines moonphase unequivocally in the last category. There are many dial tones and varieties, also the two case sizes, but rather for me the 40mm adaptation with the dark enamel dial and jewel markers is the unmistakable champion. Toss that on an attractive lash and you have one dazzling dress watch with a trace of bling for under $3,000. I’ll essentially consistently co-sign that.

The Basics

Brand: Longines

Model: Master Collection Moonphase

Reference Number: L2.909.4 (40mm); L2.919.4 (42mm)

Diameter: 40mm or 42mm

Case Material: Stainless steel

Dial Color: Black barleycorn, silver barleycorn, sunray blue, dark lacquered

Indexes: Roman numerals, Arabic numerals, or Top Wesselton VVS diamonds

Lume: None

Water Resistance: 30 meters

Strap/Bracelet: Leather tie or treated steel arm band, both with triple wellbeing collapsing clasp

The Movement

Caliber: Caliber L899 (the Longines variant of the ETA A31.L91)

Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, moonphase

Diameter: 25.6mm

Power Reserve: 64 hours

Winding: Automatic

Frequency: 3.5 Hz (25,200 vph)

Jewels: 21

Estimating & Availability

Price: From $2,350 (no precious stones) to $2,750 (with diamonds)

Availability: Immediately at approved retailers and Longines on the web

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