Longines has made another group of watches with the straightforward name of 1832. Up till now, there was just a three-hands and date in the assortment, however today we have another model that I accept will be effective: the Longines 1832 Moon Phase. The number compares to the time of Longines’ establishment, and we must be appreciative for the short name – we as a whole realize the Swiss propensity to give watches ceaseless names ( for example ). Disregarding the name, the two models in this new assortment are not amusements of memorable models or even models from the primary portion of the only remaining century; that is the work of the Heritage collection.
In this case, we are looking at models with a hint of 1950s and 1960s plan motivation. The facts demonstrate that inside the Heritage family, there are watches with this motivation, however I comprehend Longines’ thought is to keep away from a hotchpotch of styles that in the end just makes confusion.
Traditional looks with a contemporary feeling
It is evident that the Longines 1832 Moon Phase has a vintage soul however its measurements are contemporary and will get it taken note. Its cleaned case is 40mm in width and the hauls are straight and long. Although they are faceted to make them more exquisite, they are prominent and probably won’t chip away at all wrists. Does that make it uncomfortable? In spite of my hesitance when I saw the piece, it amazed me how effectively it wears (my wrist is 18.5 cm in size). So approach it without bias. Incidentally, I saw the watch at a casual introduction, so I was unable to quantify the distance between lugs.
The faceted and applied lists are the perfect length to underline the immaculateness of the dial, which appears to be almost white when hit by the light. It is truth be told silver, with a fine graining that makes it more rich. The moon-phase sub-dial is in an exemplary situation at 6 o’clock with a date circle at its line completing the usefulness of the watch.
To add refinement, the Longines 1832 Moon Phase denotes each moment with a cleaned cone, albeit each different of five is set apart by a Super-LumiNova speck that coordinates the shade on the dauphine hands. In light of the retro motivation, Longines might have managed without the lume, so we’re thankful that it was added.
As is all the time the case, Longines has requested that ETA produce a type for its selective use. It is called L899.2, and it is a far less expensive approach to have something on a standard with an in-house development. The company is determined about being known as a processing plant, not assembling and all things considered, nobody would have complained if the type had been sourced from a current ETA model. Thusly, the watch transcends other modern brands of the Swatch Group (and the competitors too).
The just exact information we have so far about the type is that it has a force save of 64 hours, which drives me to think it is a variety of the L888 we have seen, for example, in the new – and cool – HydroConquest, which you can see here live . In this occasion, then we have an equilibrium wheel that runs at 25,200 alt/hour. The L899.2 is all around designed with a snailed finish on the mainplate, round graining on the extensions and a wavering load with Côtes de Genève and the logo of the brand cut out in the centre.
Availability and price
Depending on the country, the Longines 1832 Moon Phase should as of now be in the shops – or going to show up. Following the declaration of a watch, it’s a decent approach for a brand to finish a watch available. That’s a fundamental guideline of deals arranging, an exercise most company directors appear to have missed.
The Longines 1832 Moon Phase comes with an earthy colored crocodile lash and steel clasp, and a cost of CHF 2,030. I’m almost certain the 1832 Collection will passage well on the lookout. For more data, kindly visit www.longines.com .
All photographs by Santiago Tejedor – horasyminutos.com
Article refreshed on 17 June, 2019.