Since its inception in 2005, the Longines Master Collection has showcased some of the finest Longines watches in recent times. From beautiful dress watches to terrific Chronograph pieces that deliver on their price bracket, aesthetic, and performance. In today’s Watch Spotlight, we’re eager to feature the Longines 42mm Master Collection Chronograph with the moon-phase.
The watch is available in four variations, including two dial options: the Sunray blue dial and the Silver ‘barleycorn’ dial. While diverse, the choices are both challenging to choose between. The blue dial has a more sophisticated evening look and blends like settled paint with the moon-phase at 6 o’clock. While the silver dial presents a more iconic look that I’d argue fits a more extensive range of fashion styles, including the trendy “old money” look. Moreover, there are three variations of the bracelet and strap. The first choice, the stainless steel bracelet, is available on the silver and blue dial. While if you are going for a leather look, you can get the brown alligator strap with the silver dial or the blue alligator strap with the blue dial. In case you want to add new colors, there are also rubber bands for Longines watches perfect for those who are into active outdoor activities.
Size-wise, the watch is 42mm which is in the perfect range for most male wearers but will appear slightly too big for those typically dipping into the 36mm to 38mm ranges. For those unhappy with the size, you can opt for a 40mm option, saving you £200.
The calibre of the piece is L687, a self-winding mechanical movement ticking at 28’800 vibrations per hour, with a solid power reserve of up to 66 hours. The timepiece has the Chronograph feature, which is super-handy but adds great aesthetic value to the watch. It also features a beautiful moon-phase, which seals the deal.
To put it briefly, this timepiece by Longines ticks the boxes. It’s exciting for the number of functions it holds but also because it’s so well-designed that it works formally and informally. The Longines Master Collection certainly has some exquisite pieces, and while many alternatives appear, not as many excite someone looking for a brand with heaps of history like Longines. At a reasonably low-luxury price tag of £3,400, this piece by Longines would take the crown over many of its competing Swiss watch brands in the price range.