This year, Swiss watch brand Longines is expanding its Flagship Heritage collection with new moon-phase watches in stainless steel.
Measuring 38.5 mm in diameter, the refined case features satin- brushed finishes and shortened chamfered lugs, making it ideal for any wrist size.
Each Longines Flagship Heritage Moon-Phase watch houses an L899.5 self-winding mechanical movement with a moon-phase complication. Rotating on a small dial at 6o’clock, the lunar phase function is paired with the date indicator hand in the colours of the moon, the hour markers and the hour, minute and second hands, depending on the model.
Fitted with a silicon balance-spring for enhancing resistance to magnetic fields and superior precision, this calibre offers a power reserve of 72 hours.
The new Flagship Heritage models also feature distinctive domed dials inspired by the original 1957 watch. Three dial color choices are available: silvered opaline, sunray silver and sunray blue.
Each dial has eleven applied hour markers, gilt or silvered, elongated at 3, 9 and 12 o’clock. The hours and minutes hands are gilt-or silvered polished, depending on the model, and coated with Super-LumiNova® for optimum readability, day or night.
An emblematic line for the brand since the late 1950s, Flagship was one of Longines’ very first collections. The emblem of the Flagship Heritage collection, a caravel on a gold medallion is embossed on the watch’s screw-down back.
Fitted with a new Heritage pin buckle, the brown, grey or blue leather straps offer a perfect fit and comfort while matching the colours of the dials.
The suggested retail price of Longines Flagship Heritage Moon-Phase watch is $3,050 in the United States and £2,850.00 in the UK.
Model: Longines Flagship Heritage Moon-Phase
Mechanical self-winding movement
11½ lines, 21jewels, 25’200 vibrations per hour
With silicon balance-spring, magnetic resistant
Power reserve up to 72hours
Hours, minutes, seconds
Moonphase display and date ring with indication by a small hand at 6 o’clock
38.5mm, 12.40mm thickness
Round shape, stainless steel
Sapphire glass with multi-layered anti-reflective coating on both sides
Screw-down case back with an embossed flagship on a goldmedallion
Water resistance: 3bar (30meters)
Opaline silver, sunray silver, sunray blue
Gilt or silvered polished hands
Hours and minutes hands are filled with Super-LumiNova®
Brown, grey or blue alligator strap with new Heritage buckle