First Look – The New Longines 1832 Moon Section (Dwell Pics)

Longines has created a brand new household of watches with the straightforward identify of 1832. Up until now, there was solely a three-hands and date within the assortment, however at this time we have now a brand new mannequin that I imagine goes to achieve success: the Longines 1832 Moon Section. The quantity corresponds to the 12 months of Longines’ basis, and we have now to be grateful for the temporary identify – everyone knows the Swiss tendency to provide watches endless names (for example). Despite the identify, the 2 fashions on this new assortment will not be recreations of historic fashions and even fashions from the primary half of the final century; that’s the job of the Heritage assortment.

On this case, we’re taking a look at fashions with a contact of 1950s and 1960s design inspiration. It’s true that contained in the Heritage household, there are watches with this inspiration, however I perceive Longines’ concept is to keep away from a hotchpotch of types that ultimately solely creates confusion.

Conventional seems with a up to date feeling

It’s clear that the Longines 1832 Moon Section has a classic spirit however its dimensions are up to date and can get it observed. Its polished case is 40mm in diameter and the lugs are straight and lengthy.  Though they’re faceted to make them extra elegant, they’re conspicuous and won’t work on all wrists. Does that make it uncomfortable? Regardless of my reticence once I noticed the piece, it shocked me how simply it wears (my wrist is 18.5 cm in measurement). So method it with out prejudice. By the way in which, I noticed the watch at a casual presentation, so I couldn’t measure the space between lugs.

The faceted and utilized indexes are simply the proper size to underline the purity of the dial, which appears almost white when hit by the sunshine. It’s actually silver, with a superb graining that makes it extra elegant. The moon-phase sub-dial is in a traditional place at 6 o’clock with a date disc at its border finishing the performance of the watch.

So as to add refinement, the Longines 1832 Moon Section marks each minute with a sophisticated cone, though every a number of of 5 is marked by a Tremendous-LumiNova dot that matches the pigment on the dauphine fingers. Due to the retro inspiration, Longines may have accomplished with out the lume, so we’re grateful that it was added.

Unique calibre

As could be very usually the case, Longines has requested ETA to provide a calibre for its unique use. It’s known as L899.2, and it’s a far cheaper option to have one thing on a par with an in-house motion. The corporate is adamant about being known as a manufacturing unit, not manufacture and as such, nobody would have complained if the calibre had been sourced from an current ETA mannequin. On this method, the watch rises a step above different industrial manufacturers of the Swatch Group (and the rivals too).

The one exact knowledge we have now up to now concerning the calibre is that it has an influence reserve of 64 hours, which leads me to suppose it’s a variation of the L888 we have now seen, for example, within the new – and funky – HydroConquest, which you’ll see right here stay. On this occasion, then we have now a steadiness wheel that runs at 25,200 alt/hour. The L899.2 is well-decorated with a snailed end on the mainplate, round graining on the bridges and an oscillating weight with Côtes de Genève and the emblem of the model reduce out within the centre.

Availability and value

Relying on the nation, the Longines 1832 Moon Section ought to already be within the outlets – or simply about to reach. Following the announcement of a watch, it’s a superb coverage for a model to observe via with a watch in the marketplace. That’s a fundamental precept of gross sales planning, a lesson most firm managers appear to have missed.

The Longines 1832 Moon Section comes with a brown alligator strap and metal buckle, and a value within the neighbourhood of EUR 2,000. There will probably be a quartz model with a 34mm case and a value of EUR 1,260. I’m fairly positive the 1832 Assortment will fare effectively available in the market. For extra data, please go to www.longines.com.

All images by Santiago Tejedor – horasyminutos.com

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