A couple of new dressy pieces rocking a moonphase complication with style.
If you’re looking for something elegant and traditional to pair with a suit, few things can ever beat a moonphase. Not too practical and not too whimsical, this complication looks classy without trying too hard and playful to the point that would fit any proper gentleman. Paired by a date indication at 6 o’clock in two new Longines Master Collection pieces, the moonphase basically makes a watch. The first variant called Ref. L2.9220.127.116.11 plays it more obvious: a 42 mm steel case and blued steel hands spinning against the classical wafer-like texture of the silvered dial. With arabic numerals of both hours and minutes scale, the dial is definitely not minimalistic, yet not too busy. The watch is complimented by a brown leather strap.
The Longines Master Collection L2.909.4.97.0 seems a bit more festive, with a blue sun-ray dial and a matching blue leather strap. Instead of arabic numerals the watch features diamond indices, and also has a slightly stealthier footprint, measuring only 40 mm in diameter. Both pieces are powered by the L899 automatic movement developed specially for Longines and come with transparent casebacks, allowing the owners to witness it in action. Oh, and there’s an option with a steel bracelet, if you wish to keep things a little bit sportier.
Sep. 30, 2019