THE MOON IN ALL ITS SIMPLICITY
The night sky is elegantly brought to life on the dial of the latest addition to the The Longines 1832 collection which pays homage to the year the eponymous brand was founded.
1832 marks the year of creation of a watchmaking establishment in Saint-Imier by Auguste Agassiz (1809-1877), accompanied by his two partners Henri Raiguel and Florian Morel, which, from 1867 onwards, adopted the name Longines – the name of the locality in which the factory is built – on the dials of its watches as well as the famous winged hourglass. An unforgettable date in the history of the Swiss brand, it is honored with a classic and elegant collection named The Longines 1832.
The latest addition to this product range, the L4.8184.108.40.206 series gives pride of place to the night sky on its lightly opalescent beige sandblasted dial. The shape of the moon and its bed of stars are displayed in a fan-shaped open window at 6 o’clock circled by a calendar. The date is indicated with a small silver hand. At the center of the ivory face of this new The Longines 1832, two dauphine hands highlighted with a Super-LumiNova® strip and a second hand display the hours, minutes and seconds following a series of faceted index markers decorated with luminescent cabochons and beaded minute markers.
These functions are regulated by the L.899 (ETA A31.L91) caliber, a self-winding mechanical movement which vibrates at a gentle frequency of 25,200 oscillations per hour and provides a power reserve of 64 hours. This movement is visible thanks to the sapphire crystal case back. The 40 mm polished steel case comes with a brown alligator strap and a pin buckle.
Price: 2,030 CHF
By Sharmila Bertin