Transcending time, Longines has added a new range to its best-selling Master collection, exemplified by its deft application of complications yet competitively priced, with a moonphase encircled by a date ring. The launch took place in Taipei in the presence of the brand’s long-serving president Walter von Känel and ambassador of elegance Jung Woo-sung, as well as members of the media from across the region.
“For elegance, it is not something that I can show off but about the feeling. If you want to show the elegance of one style, you have to express the philosophy and value of time,”
Available in 40mm and 42mm in stainless steel cases, the Longines Master Collection Moonphase is evocative of yesteryears’ classic elegance. The dial options for the 42mm model include black barleycorn with painted Roman numerals, silvered barleycorn with painted Arabic numerals, and blue sunray with applied indexes, while for the 40mm model, you may discover diamond indexes for an extra touch of grace. Subtle differences further exist between each model such as blued or silvered hands, blue or brown leather strap.
The new addition offers a compelling choice to those who seek an everyday dress watch, while at the same time, wearing a brand beaming with history as Longines has been a mainstay in Swiss watchmaking since 1832. Aesthetics aside, at the heart of the new Master Collection Moonphase beats a brand-new automatic movement in the shape of the L899 calibre developed exclusively for the brand, enabling the inclusion of a date ring as opposed to fitting in a date module on top of an existing movement. Hence the result is a visual feast that harmoniously encloses the moonphase within the date ring.