The First Calendar Watch: Longines Master Collection At Baselworld 2018

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Longines Master Collection, launched in 2005, is popular with watch fans for elegant look and simple dial. It is a classic interpretation for Longines traditional style. To 2018, Longines added the annual calendar to the Master Collection. Longines Maser Annual Calendar was unveiled at Baselworld 2018. The combination of an annual calendar, the affordable price and eye-catching look makes it be the cheapest calendar wristwatch in the history. Longines Master Collection has adhered to the brand’s classic and elegant style since it came out. New faces are launched every year, popular across the world. Longines Master 2018 is equipped with in-house mechanical movement with calendar.

The calendar watch was developed by Patek Philippe in 1996. and it has a short history. Its popular feature is that the calendar can judge days of every month but February, and it save a lot of troubles. Top watch brands all launched calendar wristwatches, but they are quite expensive, so quite a few of watch fans can not afford it. Appearance of Longines Master Annual Calendar makes many see hope.

At first glance, Longines Master Annual Calendar doesn’t look like a complicated mechanical wristwatch, but “ANNUAL CALENDAR” at 6 O’clock proves it. Overall, it continues elegant style. 40mm mirror-effect steel watch case is finished well. Quite a few watch fans think that case of Longines Master 2018 resembles IWC style. I think so, because IWC watch features round case in big size with a narrow bezel. Fluent curves extend to lugs along with the round case, more suitable for curves of wrists. The steel crown with a brand log, whose textured surface is convenient for adjustment. Leaf-shaped hands go around four dials in different styles. Minute/second scales are set on the slant inner ring, and number scales every five minutes/seconds are convenient for readability. Day and date display at 3 O’clock. Longines L897.2 is visual through sapphire case back, especially the rotor with a sand clock with hollowed wings. 25,200 vibration frequency per hour, 64-hour power reserve and 30-meter watch resistance are enough in the daily use. Longines Master Collection is the first with annual calendar, so the Master Annual Calendar is a trustworthy timepiece.

Longines Master Annual Calendar L2.910.4.78.3
Reference L2.910.4.78.3 features white grainy dial, blued-steel hands and brown crocodile skin bracelet. It fits mature, elegant and clean businessmen.

Longines Master Annual Calendar L2.910.4.51.7
Frankly speaking, reference L2.910.4.51.7 is not the style I like. I prefer bright, elegant and clean dials. The model features black grainy dial, rhodium-plated hands and Roman hour markers. It is equipped with tone-to-tone crocodile skin strap in business style.

Longines Master Annual Calendar L2.910.4.77.6
Reference L2.910.4.77.6 features beige grainy dial, rhodium-plated hands and diamond hour markers. The all-steel design is used better in different occasions.

Longines Master Annual Calendar L2.910.4.92.6
Reference L2.910.4.92.6 features all-steel design, blue dial and rhodium-plated leaf-shaped hands. It contains both business style and sporty style.