Longines Master Collection Retrograde Moon Phases

Longines has succeeded for the first time in bringing together the day, the night and the phases of the moon in a symphony of retrograde hands with a new timepiece that is named the Longines Master Collection Retrograde Moon Phases. The Longines Master Collection Retrograde is a combination of the brand’s technical heritage and its unmistaken aesthetical quality. It is a line that uses a calibre that was specially developed for Longines.

With its various retrograde functions this line has rapidly become the figurehead of The Longines Master Collection, which is a tribute to the brand’s long watchmaking tradition. The exclusive movement has now been set in a case whose lines are even more refined and elegant.

Thanks to a new exclusive movement, Longines has been successful in creating a watchmaking combination that has never been seen before. The day, the night and the phases of the moon have been brought together in a symphony of retrograde hands in a new timepiece named The Longines Master Collection Retrograde Moon Phases.

This exceptional watch reveals the intricate symphony of four retrograde hands whose elegant movements are governed by the phases of the moon, the rhythms of day and night. In addition to displaying the hour, day, night and the phases of the moon, the functions of the Longines Master Collection Retrograde Moon Phases models include the day of the week at 12 o’clock, the date on the right-hand side of the dial, a 24-hour second time-zone on the left-hand side of the dial and a small seconds at 6 o’clock. These four functions are retrograde, in other words, the hands that display this information return immediately to their former position once they have completed their cycle. The elegant and harmonious movement of the six hands under the eye of the moon make this new creation totally captivating.

The Longines Master Collection Retrograde Moon Phases is available with a diameter of 41 mm or 44 mm. This striking timepiece will be available with a black dial and a black leather strap – to suit the phases of the moon, or attired for the day with a contrasting silvered dial, deep blue for the phases of the moon and a brown alligator strap.

Technical details
Reference numbers
L2.738.4.71/51.X: Gents’ models (Ø 41 mm)
L2.739.4.71/51.X: Gents’ models (Ø 44 mm)

Calibre
– Self-winding mechanical movement
– Calibre L707.2 (ETA A07 L31)
– 16½ lines, 25 jewels, 28,800 vibrations per hour
– 48-hour power reserve

Functions
– Hours and minutes
– 4 retrograde functions
– Day, date, small seconds and 24-hour second time zone
– Phases of the Moon
– Day and night

Case
– Circular, stainless steel, Ø 41 mm or Ø 44 mm
– Transparent sapphire glass back cover
– Water-resistant:To 3 bar (30 metres)
– Glass: Sapphire

Dial
– Silvered, 11 black Roman numerals
– Black, 11 white Roman numerals

Hands

– 6 blued steel hands
– 6 rhodium-plated hands

Bracelet/strap
– Stainless steel bracelet with folding safety clasp
– Brown alligator strap with triple safety folding clasp
– Black alligator strap with triple safety folding clasp

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