Work & Weekend Worthy: Longines Master Collection

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.

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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.

Longines Master Collection, $3,325;