VISA FOR ELEGANCE
What can you do to make sure you don’t lose your notion of time when you move from one continent to another? Well, the winged-hourglass brand is out to help you with two exclusive editions boasting great pared-down style.
Traveling the globe expands your mind, no matter the means of transport you choose. Since time immemorial, Longines has been on hand to accompany every journey with a reliable, elegant timepiece. The new 500-piece limited series enhancing The Longines Master Collection keep this desire alive. The GMT model, rolled out in yellow gold and rose gold, invites you to go first class. On the frosted-finished silvered dial, the traditional leaf-shaped hands hover over an hour chapter made up of Roman numerals. A fourth hand, dressed in black, completes its rotations in 24 hours. The scale running around the flange makes reading this easier. A date nestling at 6 o’clock completes this well-spaced composition.
All the time data is driven by the L844.5 caliber protected by the 40 mm-diameter, 10.40 mm-thick case. This selfwinding movement stands out through its ability to resist the negative effects of magnetic fields. And, thanks to the presence of a silicon balance spring, amongst other components, this mechanism boasts resistance that’s ten times greater than the ISO 764 benchmark standard. What’s more, it delivers 72 hours of autonomy to the watch when it’s not being worn. The sapphire-crystal caseback invites to delight in some of the components in action. To create perfect harmony, the Longines Master Collection GMT comes complete with anthracite-gray leather straps clasped by a pin buckle in a hue that matches the case.