Feature-rich and incredibly well finished, Longines Master watches are an affordable luxury watch for gentlemen or ladies seeking reliable precision, fused with a touch of opulence and style. The range consists of some chronograph models, some moonphase dials and the prestigious retrograde model – all of which embody Longines’ admirable pioneering spirit.
The Longines Master Retrograde watch is also known as the “Quadruple Retrograde” due to its collection of four retrograde hands on the dial – all communicating clear, precise detail to the wearer on a sleek, incredibly easy-to-reference dial. Fitted with a mechanical movement that provides a 46 hour power reserve and 28,800 vibrations per hour, the internal movement of this Longines watch is a powerhouse – the nerve centre of the entire masterpiece, yet it is the dial itself which captivates with its refined finish, accurately reflecting the time and skill dedicated by Longines in achieving such precision. At the head of the dial, a day aperture is presented in an elegant arc shape - to the left – a 24 hour feature and to the right – a date display. Mirroring the unique half moon-shape of the day window at the North of the watch, the 6 o’clock location presents a small seconds display, adding further leverage to such an already highly technical timepiece. As seen in some popular Longines watches in the past, the Master Retrograde watch features a delicate Guilloche textured surface to the dial – an eye catching background accommodating Arabic numerals at some of the hour locations - that is, those that are not already occupied by sub-dials. Finished with these striking blue steeled hands, the injection of colour adds a classic sportiness to the design.
Whilst some Longines Master watches are equipped with many complications for those who like to get a little more functionality out of their watch, there are nevertheless, a number of elegant timepieces that boat clarity and simplicity inside 18ct rose gold polished bezels for example, and exquisite bi-colour bracelets. The ladies Longines Master 25.5mm Silver watch for instance, features dazzling diamond dot hour markers dressed on a textured dial, whilst practical-wise - the Caliber L595/592 self winding mechanical movement will provide the lady with a 40 hour power reserve.
The Longines Master Chronograph watches are of course, the perfect choice for those gentlemen who like recording personal bests and lap times. For a professional gent, the stainless steel bracelet variation offers a sophisticated touch to the design, whilst the brown leather strap alternative contributes a sporty appeal. A 42mm dial is a bold statement, yet when adorned to the wrist appears less imposing thanks to three neat chronograph dials which occupy the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock locations, filling up the dial with character and detail.
Whether it is the sense of beauty and the refinement of a Longines Master ladies watch that appeals most to you, or the technical ability of a gent’s Longines Master watch which has drawn you to the collection, this family of Longines watches, which harks back to some of the brand’s finest in haute horlogerie innovations, is sure to offer a taste and style for all.