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Longines Introduces New Longines Master Moonphase Watch

Longines Introduces New Longines Master Moonphase Watch Watch Releases

The implementation of a moon phase complication should always be treated with kid gloves. It is an eye-catching and artful complication, but it has the potential to make a dial look busy, mismatched, or passé if integrated poorly. Too much surrounding the complication can leave it looking cramped; too little can leave it looking stranded. How the Longines Master Moonphase watch decorates the white, black, or blue space around the focal point of this relatively simple watch is a great example of how to add the complication effectively.

Longines Introduces New Longines Master Moonphase Watch Watch Releases

These new models are driven by the L899, a new caliber developed exclusively for the brand. This new movement offers a simple, three-handed time display (hours, minutes, and seconds) emanating from the center of the dial, with the additional moonphase complication within a subdial at 6 o’clock, which also boasts a date indicator around its periphery.

Longines Introduces New Longines Master Moonphase Watch Watch Releases

This clever compacting of complications saves on space and keeps the dial clean, allowing the texture of the dials to breathe. As well as multiple dial options, there are also two case sizes. Although all models come in stainless steel (with water-resistance to 30 meters), customers can choose between a 40mm or 42mm diameter. With both models, customers have a choice between a leather strap and a metal bracelet.

Longines Introduces New Longines Master Moonphase Watch Watch Releases

In 42mm, there are three choices: a white (silvered) or black barleycorn pattern, or a blue sunray dial. The 40mm version has the option of either a diamond-studded (0.059 carats) blue dial, or a white (silvered) barleycorn pattern.

Longines Introduces New Longines Master Moonphase Watch Watch Releases

With all the variations among the dials and the hour markers (either Arabic or Roman typeface, and applied indices or diamonds), there are a lot of different looks going on in this collection. This, combined with a very accessible price point, should make the Longines Master Moonphase watch a hit among entry-level lovers.

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Longines Introduces New Longines Master Moonphase Watch Watch Releases

The Longines Master Moonphase 40mm with a white dial retails for $2,350 on both a leather strap (reference L29094783) and a bracelet (L29094786). The 40mm black barleycorn dial on leather (L29094517), the black barleycorn on a bracelet (L29094516) retail for the same, as does the blue dial with applied markers on a leather strap (L29094920) or a bracelet (L29094926).

Longines Introduces New Longines Master Moonphase Watch Watch Releases

The 40mm diamond studded models in white on a strap (L29094773) or a bracelet (L29094776) and blue on leather (L29094970) or a bracelet (L29094976) retail for $2,750. The 42mm white dial with a leather strap (reference L29194783) or bracelet (L29194786), or the black dial with leather strap (reference L29194517) or bracelet (reference L29094516), or the blue dial with applied markers on a leather strap (reference L29194920) or bracelet (reference L29194926), all retails for $2,450. Learn more at longines.com.

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  • Raymond Wilkie

    With a 42mm blue sunray dial I would be one very happy man. Lovely collection. When it’s done right it’s just a joy to look at.

  • Swiss_Cheese

    Soon to be seen on the wrist of every graduate law student – its a prerequisite for graduation, Hugo Boss suit, mid-range Longines and two dozen cream coloured business cards.

  • Joe

    They were beaming all the way through dinner, till I dropped them off at their hotel.

    Back at the hotel: How did we both end up buying Longines?
    😉

  • BrJean

    Great collection! I believe the new caliber can’t be considered as a ‘true in-house movement’, it’s probably based on ETA with some modifications applied (like their L688 column wheel chrono). Nothing bad about this, I think it’s actually a clever way to combine exclusive movement and very good price.

  • Pete Yo

    Nice looking watch. I’ve been looking for a moonphase that wasn’t ridiculously priced. I think I found it. Time to write that letter to Santa.

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