The Brand: Tradition and innovation: two elements that merge harmoniously in the Longines brand. The Swiss luxury watchmaker has kept this at the core of its values since its founding. One of Switzerland’s oldest and most respected watchmakers, Longines has been crafting its timepieces in the market town of Saint-Imier since 1832. While always maintaining a sense of heritage, Longines has introduced new, performance-driven features. And as the official timekeeper for international sporting events including the French Open, Longines has established itself as a global pioneer in elegance and function.
Actor and Longines ambassador Eddie Peng wearing the Longines Master Collection.
The Watch: A refreshing ode to the watchmaking tradition. In a world driven by digital technology, the Longines Master Collection respects the precision, experience and expertise of the Longines heritage. The collection, first launched in 2005, includes models built only with mechanical movements. The range includes styles with features such as chronograph functions, self-winding movements, 24 worldwide time-zone displays, and a power-reserve indicator. It even displays phases of the moon, for those who have a particular penchant for retrograde functions. Ranging in size from 25.5 mm to 47.5 mm, the Master Collection includes a watch to suit any wrist.
Actor and Longines ambassador Simon Baker wearing the Longines Master Collection.
The Details: Ideal for a wearer who is always jetting to their next destination, the Master Collection L2.618.104.22.168 model is a travel essential. This steel chronograph features a silvered stamped barleycorn dial, accented with distinctive blue steel hands and a moonphase display. The 40 mm piece houses a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement and sits mounted on a timeless brown alligator leather strap. Elegant and reliable, no matter where in the world your next journey takes you.