Longines Master Collection Retrograde Moonphase Review

Longines Master Collection Retrograde Moonphase Review

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The Retrograde Meaning 

In the first place, a Retrograde Dial displays a function in a linear fashion. So, this happens as opposed to a circular fashion as seen in the case of sub-dials. So, a retrograde dial is mostly in the shape of an arc and also can display functions like date, day, power reserve and more.

As a matter of fact, it means that the retrograde function reverts to an earlier condition. So, in a retrograde dial, the hand moves along an arc and when it reaches the end, it jumps back to the beginning position, or to the “earlier condition”. On other words, this is contrary to what happens in the sub-dial. In a sub-dial, the hands keep moving in one direction only in a circular way. But, the Retrograde dial becomes rather a difficult complication. In contrast, as the hand needs to move gradually in a particular direction along an arc, and then when it reaches the end of the arc it needs to suddenly jump back to the beginning. There are cases when a strait line replaces the arc.

However, most watches usually display sub-dials for different functions, but the retrograde dial becomes a more sophisticated complication that requires great skill and also art in developing.

The Retrograde Function 

Over the years, the retrograde dial becomes more appreciated also because of its complex machinery and mechanism. But that is not the only reason for its existence. Because of their adequate use of space,  the retrograde dials become more used. In fact, a dial can display a day of the week in a circular sub-dial. But this function would take up a lot of space of that dial. So, just for just seven markers, an entire circle of a dial will be necessary to be used from the dial space. But, an arc would take almost half the space of a circle and also still display the function quite effectively.

In fact, the retrograde dials become most popularly because of the displayed functions such as day and also power reserve. Nevertheless, in many cases, the date function becomes shown more efficiently.

Therefore, the retrograde dials are usually found in watches with a great degree of complications. And that’s because on the dial remains a small space to display all watch functions. Although there exist some exceptions.  The retrograde dials come usually coupled with at least one or two sub-dials, for showing other functions.

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The Moon-phase Function 

This represents also a watch function or better said a complication.

About Moon phases 

The moon always faces the earth on the same side. Based upon this fact – that the moon obtains its light from the sun – and also at times a very small part from the earth. In other words, the ashen earthshine can be observed just before and after the new moon. But the moon changes continuously its face this beeing called the new moon, waxing moon, full moon, and also waning moon.

Moreover, a lunar cycle lasts approximately 29.5 days. So, it appears in the sky from day to day about 50 minutes later (24 hours divided by 29.5).

The Moon-phase indication

A moon-phase indication is a rotating disk. This comes shown in a dial section, which indicates also the position of the moon. Usually the way it presents itself at the observation of the Northern Hemisphere. Because of the additional mechanics, moon-phase indication represents also a watch complication.

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Longines Master Collection Retrograde Moonphase Review

 

“Long experience meets vast expertise”

 

“As a traditional watchmaking company, Longines has been producing exceptional timepieces since the very beginning. Today, the Longines Master Collection becomes the perfect illustration of this corporate ethos, as can be seen from the success enjoyed by this range since it was launched in 2005. All fitted with self-winding movements, the various models in this collection offer many special features. The Longines Master Collection brings together the classical elegance and excellent quality which never cease to delight those who appreciate exceptional timepieces.”

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So, we will start with one of the most viewed and appreciated watch from this collection:

LONGINES MASTER COLLECTION MOON PHASE 44MM MENS WATCH Ref. L2.739.4.71.3 / L27394713

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LONGINES MASTER COLLECTION RETROGRADE MOONPHASE REVIEW - Ref.: L2.739.4.71.3 44MM MENS WATCH

Nevertheless, with its long and distinguished traditions, Longines established its worldwide reputation on luxury timepieces. Also, notable for Longines remains their intrinsic quality. Not to mention Longines’ elaborate sense for style and also the timing of their launch. In fact, the Longines Master Collection comes as a perfect example of all Longines skills and Attitude.

As a matter of fact, on the basis of their success and also of this collection, since its launch in 2005, Longines added a number of new models. Although, these new models come with cases in pink and yellow gold, with black dials and also new sizes. Thus, as an example, from its launch, this lovely watch already caused a sensation on the market. These new designs reach the world markets precisely as consumers signal their clear preference for products that not only offer genuine value but unmistakable character as well.

The Movement – Longines Caliber L707

Nevertheless, Longines succeeded for the first time in bringing together the day, the night and the phases of the moon in a symphony of retrograde hands. Of course, this happened with its new timepieces named The Longines Master Collection Retrograde Moon Phases. Although, this Collection combines the brand’s technical heritage with its unmistaken aesthetical quality. Thus, Longines Caliber L707 was specially developed for Longines. Moreover, with its various retrograde functions, this line rapidly becomes the figurehead of The Longines Master Collection. In fact, this collection comes as a tribute to the brand’s long watchmaking tradition.

Brand: Longines
Reference: L707
Movement: Automatic
Display: Analog
Diameter: 36.60
Jewels: 25
Reserve: 48
Frequency: 28800
Date: Date
Hands: Additional 24 Hour Hand (adjustable), Day / Night Indication, Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds
Astronomical: Moonphase

Longines Caliber L707

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Technical Specification 

FEATURES / COMPLICATIONS

  • Moonphase
  • Retrograde
  • Day/Date

The CASE

  • Shape: Round
  • Dimensions: 44 mm = 1 3/4″
  • Thickness: 17 mm
  • Material: Polished Stainless Steel 
  • Scratch Resistant Sapphire Crystal
  • Also Sapphire Crystal Exhibition Back
  • Fixed Bezel
  • 30 Meters / 100 Feet Water Resistant 
  • Pressure Fitted Case Back

The DIAL

  • Color: Silver Texture 
  • Finish: Guilloche
  • Indexes: Roman and also Arabic Numerals
  • Blued (Feuille) Hours, Minutes and also Seconds Hands
  • Small seconds hand located at 6 o’clock 
  • Date hand at the right side of the dial. 
  • Day of week display beneath the 12 o’clock position. 
  • GMT/24-hour second time-zone at the left side of the dial
  • Day/night indicator located at 12 o’clock
  • Moonphase display located at 6 o’clock
  • All complications are displayed via retrograde indicators

The BRACELET / STRAP 

  • Type: Strap
  • Material: Brawn Leather with Alligator Pattern
  • Size: 7″ – 17.80 cm Adjustable Strap
  • Stainless Steel Deployment Buckle 

Warranty

3 Years Warranty Included or you can also choose for an extended warranty program: Silver – +3 Years. Gold – Lifetime or Platinum – Lifetime with Yearly Ultrasonic Deep Cleaning

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In the same time, this watch comes also with a Polished with Brushed Steel Case and Bracelet Also Known As Model # L27394716 / 27394716.

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Longines Master Collection Retrograde Moonphase Review


The next two watches which we would like to present are the Longines Master Collection Phase 44mm Men’s Watch Black Dial Ref.: L2.739.4.51.6 Moon  and Longines Master Collection L2.739.4.51.7 Moon Phase 44mm Men’s Watch with Black Leather Strap

Longines Master Collection L2.739.4.51.6 Moon Phase 44mm Mens Watch

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Longines Master Collection Retrograde L2.739.4.51.7 Moon Phase 44mm Mens Watch @majordor #majordor

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Technical Specification 

The MOVEMENT

  • Self Winding Automatic Movement
  • 4 retrograde functions (24h, Day, Date, Seconds)
  • Caliber: Longines Caliber L707
  • Frequency: 28,800 vph
  • Contains 25 Jewels
  • Power reserve: Up to 48 hours

FEATURES / COMPLICATIONS

  • Moonphase
  • Retrograde
  • Day and also Date

The CASE

  • Shape: Round
  • Dimensions: 44 mm = 1 3/4″
  • Thickness: 17 mm
  • Material: Polished Stainless Steel 
  • Scratch Resistant Sapphire Crystal
  • Also Sapphire Crystal Exhibition Back
  • Stainless Steel Fixed Bezel and also the Crown
  • 30 Meters / 100 Feet Water Resistant 
  • Pressure Fitted Case Back

The DIAL

  • Color: Black Texture 
  • Finish: Guilloche
  • Indexes: Roman and also Arabic Numerals
  • Silvered Steel Hours, Minutes, Seconds and also Sub-dial Hands
  • Small seconds hand located at 6 o’clock 
  • Moonphase display located also at 6 o’clock
  • Date hand at the right side of the dial. 
  • Day of week display beneath the 12 o’clock position. 
  • Day/night indicator located also at 12 o’clock
  • GMT/24-hour second time-zone at the left side of the dial
  • All complications are displayed via retrograde indicators

BRACELET / STRAP 

  • Type: Bracelet
  • Material: Polished with Brushed Steel Bracelet
  •  Size: 7″ – 17.80 cm Adjustable Strap
  • Deployment Buckle

Warranty

3 Years Warranty Included or you can also choose for an extended warranty program: Silver – +3 Years. Gold – Lifetime and also Platinum – Lifetime with Yearly Ultrasonic Deep Cleaning

You can find out more about Our LONGINES MASTER RETROGRADE WATCHES COLLECTION also about Pricing and Delivery Here

Longines Master Collection Retrograde Moonphase Review

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