Longines dating movements

01-Oct-2019 00:00

Hands are either rhodium plated or blued steel, depending on the model. Thus consider this watch more of a dress/business timepiece.

The case is stainless steel on all models with a reasonable 40mm diameter.

A third model has a black dial, again with a stamped barleycorn finish and Roman numerals, and the fourth model has a blue dial with a sunray finish and baton hour indices.

All models have the month-date annual calendar at 3 o’clock in a split window.

In the early 1800's Swiss watchmaking was truly a cottage-industry.

Watch enthusiasts can now strap an advanced annual calendar complication to their wrists without breaking the bank, and at only EUR 1,960, CHF 2,110 or USD 2,425, this might just be the bargain of the year.

There are two advanced types of these complications that self-adjust to prevent users from having to manually compensate for irregular days of the month.

The most sophisticated of these two is a perpetual calendar, which adjusts for irregular days of the months (including February) and leap years.

The Master Collection Annual Calendar comes in a series of four models.

Two models have silver dials with stamped barleycorn finishes, one with large Arabic numerals and the other with diamond hour indices.

The Master Collection has a wide variety of complications, from power reserve displays to calendar chronographs with moon phase and more, but these new models are the first for Longines to have an annual calendar.