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The Longines Master Collection is classic and superlative

The Longines Master Collection is classic and superlative

The Master Collection has been the go-to-category for traditional Longines watches that are classic but do not cross into the realm of the Heritage Collection – and the latest addition is this discreet line-up of moonphase pieces. A representation of technical excellence and classic elegance in watchmaking, it symbolises the underlining Longines values that have played a significant role of which the brand’s reputation is built upon.

Equipped with a new self-winding movement – the L899 calibre – developed exclusively for the brand, the polished and refined yet subdued aesthetic of the watches is accentuated by a moon phase indicator at 6 o’clock circled by an Arabic numeral date ring on which a hand points to the current day. In Longines’ perpetual pursuit of elegance, the ultra-sleek dial goes hand in hand with the timeless design, thus fashioning a harmonious balance.

The new Longines Master Collection watches come in two different case sizes – 40 and 42mm – with a range of different dials. Have a penchant for simple watches? Then the model with a silvered barleycorn dial with painted Arabic numerals is for you. But if bling is your thing, you might like the one with a sunray blue dial with diamond markers. They are outfitted with an embossed black, brown or blue leather strap, or a stainless steel bracelet with triple safety folding clasp and push-piece opening mechanism.

The elements come together to create these watches that tick all the right boxes and appeal not just novice but also hardcore watch enthusiasts.



Discover more about the Longines Master Collection here. This story first appeared in the February 2020 issue of Men’s Folio Malaysia.