Longines Watchmaking Tradition has a long history and reflects excellence, and Longines has launched a lot of outstanding chronograph watches since the 19th century. It has been well known for elegance all over the world. Under the influence of Swiss long watchmaking history, Longines shows bold and innovative spirit on watchmaking technology and styles, thus it takes a place in the global watchmaking market. Among the Watchmaking Tradition Collection, the Master Collection embodies the elegant essence of Longines brand fully, popular with global watch fans, especially the Asian region. Longines Master Collection has reflected profound, exquisite watchmaking skills and experience of the brand since it was released formally in 2005. Today, Longines has been a branch of Swatch Group for Middle Class. Most watch fans know more about models with basic functions, but in fact, Longines complicated wristwatches are excellent, like Longines Master Collection Retrograde Moonphase L2.718.104.22.168.
Longines Master Retrograde Moonphase L2.722.214.171.124 features elegant look, four retrograde functions and understated luxury. Some of Swiss top watchmakers have produced complicated wristwatches, but the price is quite expensive. It’s impossible for Middle Class or elites to buy a retrograde moonphase complicated wristwatch by a top watch brand. Reference L2.7126.96.36.199 is the most trustworthy of complicated wristwatches with similar functions. It not only meets watch fans’ demands for complicated wristwatches but improves the brand image. Let’s appreciate refined details and good performance.
That we like a wristwatch starts with its watch case and dial details. Reference L2.7188.8.131.52 has a 44mm-diameter watch case polished through mirror-effect process. Against the background, dial details stand out. The white grainy dial is worth being appreciated for long, vintage and delicate. There are 5 functions display on it except hours-minutes, the long rainbow-shaped date window at 3 O’clock, the long rainbow-shaped second time zone aperture at 9 O’clock, the fan-shaped small seconds at 6 O’clock, the fan-shaped day window at 12 O’clock and the eye-shaped day/night display in the day window. A small dial holds six functions, and the balanced, reasonable layout is worth being praised. For fear of bad readability, all scales are black and all hands are blue. The design for sapphire back allows users to appreciate the automatic movement. To carry elegance through to the end, 44mm case is equipped with brown alligator-skin bracelet.
Functions And Performance
From the clear layout on the white dial, we can get to quickly know its functions. Due to rainbow-shaped arc windows and fan-shaped apertures, four blue hands will retrograde to the origin when they arrive the final number. Although retrograde is not a difficult skill, a retrograde wristwatch is quite expensive. In fact, Longines Master L2.7184.108.40.206 sells for under 5,000 dollars. Most think in-house movements are better than those by ETA or Sellita, but it’s not absolute. Longines Master Collection Retrograde Moonphase watch is equipped with L707.2 on basis of ETA2892. L707.2 supplies the watch with 48-hour power reserve, not a chronometer by COSC. Its precision and reliability is inferior to the top retrograde wristwatch. 30-meter water resistance just provides daily protection, a little weak. Frankly speaking, Longines Master Collection Retrograde Moonphase L2.7220.127.116.11 is not a perfect timepiece, but from the price, it is luxurious.