Each month, we choose a watch on Troverie that can translate beautifully from office wear to off duty attire. In this edition of WWW, all eyes are on the Longines Master Collection.
The Master Collection was introduced into Longines’ roster in 2005, and quickly gained popularity for it’s elegant, vintage-inspired aesthetics and affordable complications (our favorite here is marked at $3,325.) The collection has both sportier bracelet-clad watches and leather-strapped selects which land on the dressier side, but truthfully, every watch in the collection could fit in our ‘Work & Weekend Worthy’ category: each versatile, classic, and universally wearable.
Because we get to play favorites here, we’ll admit that we’re drawn to this particular one for a few reasons. First, the moonphase: one of the watch world’s earliest and most beloved complications, this feature provides a poetic respite from the more technical complications. On this particular watch, the whimsy of the moonphase pairs elegantly with the blued-steel hands, the handsome brown alligator strap, and the classic, oversized numerals. Second, the roster of complications at an approachable price: Longines has partnered the moonphase with an impressive self-winding chronograph and day, date, and month indicators. Third, its wearability: the watch is dressy enough to wear with a suit, but would also add a classic polish to a more weekend apropos sweater and denim combo. We also think it would like great on a woman’s wrist, paired with a tailored coat or off-duty jeans and white t-shirt.