Longines dating movements
First is a date complication, or a simple numerical day of the month.Then there’s a day-date complication that displays both days of the week and date. Yet, all of them need to be manually adjusted if the current month is shorter than 31 days.The Longines Master Collection Annual Calendar models are simple and understated but mask a sophistication that’s unheard of at this price point.Watch enthusiasts can now strap an advanced annual calendar complication to their wrists without breaking the bank, and at only EUR 1,960, CHF 2,110 or USD 2,425, this might just be the bargain of the year. A tourbillon, for example, can easily add CHF 20,000 or more to the price of a watch.
The Longines Master Collection Annual Calendar not only offers a more sophisticated calendar complication than the norm but does so at an impressively affordable price. Well, there are several ways for a mechanical watch to display calendar information.The dials are protected by a sapphire crystal with a second sapphire crystal used for the exhibition caseback.On display is the Longines L897 calibre with 21 jewels, which is based on the ETA A31. It has a comfortable 64-hour power reserve, beats at a less common 25,200vph (3.5Hz), and has hours, minutes, central seconds and a month-date annual calendar complication.Invented by Patek Philippe in 1996 (with the reference 5035), this sophisticated complication often comes at a significant cost, but at just below 2K Euros, the Longines Master Collection Annual Calendar is the most affordable entry into an annual calendar piece.You can see examples of much more expensive annual calendar watches at our Annual Calendar Buying Guide.