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LONGINES : Master Collection

Post by koimaster » April 16th 2018, 4:27pm

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In 2005 Longines launched Master Collection, which was to be characterised by classic designs, and the use of mechanical movements. This year, at Baselworld 2018, they added a new annual calendar to the Masters. Not just this, but they also did so at a very competitive price.

With a dial aesthetic that is typical of the Masters Collection, the annual calendar function, displayed at 3 o’clock, automatically registers different month lengths, so provided you keep it running, you won’t have to make any adjustments to it. This new function is powered by the automatic Longines Calibre L897.2 (base ETA A31.L81), which beats at 25,200VPH and has a power reserve of 64 hours. The movement will be visible through the sapphire case back.


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Re: LONGINES : Master Collection

Post by TemerityB » April 16th 2018, 9:27pm

biglove wrote:Damn!

I still lust for the VHP blue dial. Maybe one day.


Just wait it out. As nice as many Longines models are, it never ceases to amaze me how just about everything they make tends to wind up discounted, either gray or at ADs. My one HydroConquest I got at Kenjo for a steal, and it was long before the boarded the place up, too.
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Re: LONGINES : Master Collection

Post by biglove » April 17th 2018, 4:55am

TemerityB wrote:
biglove wrote:Damn!

I still lust for the VHP blue dial. Maybe one day.


Just wait it out. As nice as many Longines models are, it never ceases to amaze me how just about everything they make tends to wind up discounted, either gray or at ADs. My one HydroConquest I got at Kenjo for a steal, and it was long before the boarded the place up, too.



Have been watching prices on Joma. Has come down a couple hundred bucks already from initial release. They seem to have shown up grey fairly quickly.

Sad to say that outside of WIS few know about the brand. A serious marketing failure on Longines part. At one time they were the official Olympic timekeeper, if I remember correctly.
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Re: LONGINES : Master Collection

Post by SynMike » April 17th 2018, 9:20am

I like the look of the blue one. But the "Annual Calendar" on the dial would keep me from buying it. What does the annual calendar function do for you? Does it mean it tracks the current month so you don't have to manually advance the date on months with fewer than 31 days? If that is the case, then it probably works okay if this is your daily wear and only watch. But for anyone with many watches, its just an annoyance.
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Re: LONGINES : Master Collection

Post by conjurer » April 17th 2018, 10:29am

SynMike wrote:I like the look of the blue one. But the "Annual Calendar" on the dial would keep me from buying it. What does the annual calendar function do for you? Does it mean it tracks the current month so you don't have to manually advance the date on months with fewer than 31 days? If that is the case, then it probably works okay if this is your daily wear and only watch. But for anyone with many watches, its just an annoyance.


An annual calendar is actually a pretty advanced complication, which continually displays the correct date of the month (including short months), assuming, of course, it stays wound. The only time you'd have to advance the date is at the end of February in a leap year. Perpetual calendars do this automatically. The fact that Longines is offering this for around $2500 is somewhat amazing.
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Re: LONGINES : Master Collection

Post by foghorn » April 17th 2018, 11:09am

But if the "annual calendar" does somehow wind down it might be a good idea to have a cabriole table leg handy when you have to re set it. I hear they can cause severe agida in the resetting process. And where's the damn day?? I need that more than a month. I usually have a good idea what month it is. Days can be a little shaky though.

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Re: LONGINES : Master Collection

Post by TemerityB » April 17th 2018, 8:26pm

tiktok wrote:I think I'll go buy a Longine right now. Killer quality and bad public prescription.


I still want a Legend Diver. A lot.
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