Most of you who need to purchase a watch, select dependent on cost and brand name. Incidentally, not very many are after a particular complication. Yet, for the individuals who do think often about usefulness, there a few intriguing suggestions available for unending calendars, moon phase watches, chronographs, jumpers and now an annual calendar also. Brands like Montblanc and Frederique Constant achieved being ready to offer a ceaseless calendar under 10.000 Euro quite recently. This year, Longines makes it feasible for you to purchase an annual calendar with their Longines Master Collection Annual Calendar watch for under 2000 Euro.

Longines Master Collection Annual Calendar

This year, Longines got us unsuspecting showing this 40mm watch that could be classified as a dress watch yet additionally impeccably as a ‘daily watch’ for any event with the exception of sports. From the outset sight, it looks somewhat like your normal dress watch from Longines: smooth, jazzy and with a reasonable date and month opening on the dial. Most aficionados who read Fratello, and in all probability a portion of different titles out there, are more intrigued by the Heritage assortment. It was even a week ago that I gave the new Heritage Legend Diver in dark a turn here on Fratello. This new Longines watch with annual calendar complication isn’t part of the Heritage assortment, yet of the Master Collection. The last time we explored one of the watches from that assortment was in October 2014 and it was a Longines Master Collection Moon Phase model that likewise had to bringing to the table a considerable amount of value for the money. Yet, that watch was totally different from the Longines Master Collection Annual Calendar I have for you today. It’s a covert restrained watch with its three hands and 40mm case plan. However, inside is the place where the enchantment occurs: an annual calendar.

Annual Calendar versus Perpetual Calendar

We’ve clarified the distinction regularly here, however in the event that you haven’t read it, or essentially haven’t found out about annual calendars previously, here’s a short clarification. On the off chance that you own a watch with a date include, you periodically run into the issue that the date opening demonstrates it is the 31st of a month while it is really the first of the new month. Your watch doesn’t know whether it is June or July. Computerized watches are the special case, obviously, as those are customized hundreds of years ahead.  Some individuals locate this irritating on the grounds that they currently need to propel the date by hand or when your watch doesn’t have a snappy set date, you need to propel the hands 24 hours. An annual calendar is modified to know which months have 30 days and which ones have 31 days. The special case is for February, so on the first of March you actually need to address your watch. On the off chance that you need to have a complication that can be set once and will run for quite a long time or even hundreds of years without one single remedy on March first, you need an interminable calendar. In any case, those frequently come with an altogether different sticker price, as referenced toward the beginning of this article.

The Longines Master Collection Annual Calendar shows the date and the month on the dial, so there’s just a single revision vital on the main day of March. The remainder of the year will go easily on every first day of the month. A serious fascinating mechanical complication, don’t you think?

Annual calendars ordinarily don’t come modest. Indeed, even in the used market of watches, an annual calendar of Swatch Group sister brand Omega is now around 4000 Euro. So a retail cost of 1940 Euro for the Longines Master Collection Annual Calendar is – by a long shot – the most available watch with this complication. Longines worked effectively here.

Four Models

There will be four models, or executions, of this new Longines Master Collection Annual Calendar. You can go from an exceptionally exemplary, dark dial with Roman numerals and a calfskin tie, to a form with stick markers and a blue dial on a treated steel wristband. We have the silver dial model (stepped “barleycorn” theme) with Arabic numerals and blued steel hands, on a cowhide tie. This is maybe the ‘in-between’ variety of this watch. Altogether, Longines offers four distinct models so you can pick the one that suits you best. The three referenced varieties have a retail cost of 1940 Euro, at that point there’s one with 13 precious stones on the dial that will retail for 2260 Euro.

Longines Calibre L897.2

Inside we discover the ETA (type ETA A31.L81) based Longines development, named L897.2. Other than the wonderful annual calendar complication, this development likewise offers you a ton of force hold with no under 64 hours on a completely wound fountainhead. The watch ticks at the to some degree bizarre speed of 25.200vph. Also, we would have completely perceived when Longines chose to cease from a pleasant optical completion on this development and conceal it for the proprietor underneath a steel case back. Yet, Longines didn’t. Their type L897.2 has really a pleasant completion, Geneva striped on the rotor and a touch of perlage on the plate. The rotor additionally has been engraved (in gold) with ‘Longines’ and the type number. As usual, I find that there’s altogether too a lot other content engraved looking into the issue back, however others may appreciate it.

Some Thoughts On This Watch

I began this article with the explanation that very few individuals purchase a watch due to a complication. That’s data dependent on the information we have gathered throughout the long term, yet that doesn’t mean there’s nobody out there who simply needs to have an annual calendar, never-ending calendar or moon stages watch and only then takes a gander at the accessible brands and models. More often than not it begins the alternate path round. On the off chance that you’re searching for an annual calendar in a reasonable (most moderate really) value range, the Longines is an extraordinary applicant. This would in all probability likewise imply that you need to like the plan of one of the four Longines Master Collection Annual Calendar varieties obviously. Longines made a pleasant showing by making 4 varieties that are focusing on various ‘profiles’. Clever.

To be dead-legit I found the plan somewhat dull from the start. The new Longines Record collection , for instance, is something I’d incline toward myself in the event that I required a dress watch. The watch possibly sprung up when I saw those two words at 6 o’clock: Annual Calendar. Reference L2.910.4.78.3  is the thing that you find in this article, however in the event that you – like me – favor the watch to be a slight bit sportier, the reference L2.910.4.92.6 may be the one for your (blue dial, tempered steel arm band). I certainly acclaim Longines for making a watch with an annual calendar at a particularly fascinating value level. Because Longines incorporated the ‘Annual Calendar’ complication in the model name of the watch, I question that they will consolidate this development (and subsequently complication) in a ton of different watches later on. Notwithstanding, on the off chance that they will likewise make at any rate one games model with an annual calendar, that would be much more awesome.

That said, the Longines Master Collection Annual Calendar is magnificent in cost, likewise given the way that it comes with a croc tie on collapsing fasten or a hardened steel bracelet.

The Longines Master Collection Annual Calendar will be accessible in the not so distant future, with a retail cost of €1940. Visit the for more information.