Introducing: The Longines Master Collection Annual Calendar (Live Pics & Pricing)

Introducing: The Longines Master Collection Annual Calendar (Live Pics & Pricing)

Fast Take

The Longines Master Collection dispatched in 2005, and it’s basically the advanced partner to the company’s exceptionally fruitful Heritage Collection: a wide scope of customarily styled (yet not vintage motivated, aside from by chance) fake watch prices with an assortment of complications. Complications in the Master Collection so far have included programmed chronographs, power save shows, complete schedule chronographs with moonphase, and even a fake watch prices with a twofold retrograde date and second time region show, with retrograde little seconds, day/night show, and moonphase, in all honesty. The new yearly schedule is a first for Longines, and it’s additionally an amazingly reasonable attack from the company into the universe of more refined schedule complications.

Starting Thoughts

This was a significant amazement; a yearly schedule from Longines addresses another degree of specialized refinement for the brand, and at $2425, it’s the most reasonable yearly schedule available by a truly decent edge. At dispatch, there will be a few unique varieties accessible. Three will have a stepped “barleycorn” design dial – one is dark with Roman numerals and the other two are white, with either Arabic numerals or jewel files. The fourth will be a model with a sunray blue dial. Hands are either blued steel, or rhodium plated.

We were quickly dazzled by the effortlessness and clearness of the plan. The yearly schedule show is direct: the month, and the day of the week are appeared in two windows at 3:00, with no endeavor made to do anything over give data in a reasonable and clear design. You could on the off chance that you needed, protest the somewhat bashful legend “Yearly Calendar” at the lower part of the dial, yet the fake watch prices (and its value) are a particularly enormous accomplishment for Longines, I truly don’t have it in me to complain. 

The development is Longines type L897.2, which depends on the ETA A31.L81 (this thus is a minor departure from the revered 2892-A2). The L897.2 runs at a fairly uncommon recurrence: 25,200 vph, or 3.5 Hz. The yearly schedule complication obviously sits between a standard schedule and the interminable schedule, and will accurately show the first of the month, after a day ago of any month with one or the other 30 or 31 days. Manual rectification is fundamental just once each year, toward the finish of February. 

The yearly schedule in wristwatches is a shockingly ongoing turn of events; they didn’t show up until Patek presented the reference 5035, in 1996 and obviously, that was not what you’d call a justly valued wristwatch (and amusingly, it really had a higher parts check than Patek’s contemporary never-ending schedule developments). The current variant of the 5035 is the reference 5146G, which is a $41,390 wristwatch. While the development of the Longines Annual Calendar isn’t embellished with fine hand completing (and obviously, it’s boundlessly unique in relation to the Patek in numerous different regards and indeed) one ought not expect that in a complicated, sub $3K fake watch prices regardless and let’s go, it’s a freakin’ $2,425 yearly schedule.

At this cost, and with its accentuation on exemplary plan prompts and extents, this should be a major commercial hit for Longines and too, it infuses an additional jolt of horological road cred into the Master Collection, which has been a piece overshadowed recently by Longines’ fruitful Heritage arrangement. An incredible method to get into an in fact and truly significant complication without breaking the bank.

The Basics

Brand: Longines

Model: Master Collection Annual Calendar

Diameter: 40mm

Case Material: Stainless steel

Dial Color: Black or white stepped barleycorn example or sunray blue

Lume: None

Water Resistance: 30 meters

Strap/Bracelet: Black, earthy colored, or blue gator; likewise accessible with tempered steel bracelet

The Movement

Caliber: L897.2

Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, month, date (yearly calendar)

Diameter: 11 1/2”’

Power Reserve: 64 hours

Winding: Automatic with manual winding

Frequency: 3.5 Hz (25,200 vph)

Jewels: 21

Estimating & Availability

Price: $2,425
Availability: Fall 2018

For more on the Master Collection Annual Calendar, visit longines.com .

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