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May 29

Longines Master L2.640.4.78.3 Gents

       Internationally known as one of the most prestigious members of the Swatch Group, Longines is a watch-making powerhouse, which goes as back as the beginnings of the 19th century, when a long heirloom of master watchmakers emerged, in St Imier, Switzerland.

       Ever since, the brand never ceased to follow its life-guiding principles, and to create, superb timepieces defined by unmatched refinement and elegance, audacious freethinking and innovative, mechanical sophistication. Set in a highly personal quest of serving precision, elegance and sports since 1832, as its official website states, Longines created countless wristwatches dedicated to the thrilling world of sports competitions, and experienced an historical linkage with many prestigious championships, where it participated as affiliate partner and official timekeeper.

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       However, now we will see to one of the most appreciated dressy collections of the brand, the distinguished Longines Master Collection first introduced in 2005, which retains a classical purity of shapes and textures, a collection, characterized by mechanical sophistication, intended to meet the needs of a charismatic contemporary gentleman.

       One of the eye-pleasing members of the Longines Master Collection, Longines L2.640.4.78.3 Gents Watch is characterized by an unmistakable style, supreme beauty and refinement. The watch features a slightly oversized yet classy round case, measuring 47.5 mm in diameter, performed in stainless steel, with high-end satin-polished finish. The impressive architecture of the case incorporates a scratch/glare-proof sapphire crystal, as well as an exhibition case-back, which allows an inquiring eye to admire the delicate dance of the watch’s movement, but at the same time confers 30-meter water tightness.

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       The timepiece features a minimalist silver dial, with high-end barleycorn guilloche decoration, beautifully completed by 11 black Arabic numeral hour markers, and classy blued-steel hour hands. The dial, features the brand’s winged logo, beneath the 12 o’clock position, balancing the small seconds sub-dial, locate at 6 o’clock.

       At the heart of the remarkable Longines L2.640.4.78.3 Gents Watch beats an in-house hand-winding mechanical movement, the L512 Caliber, which oscillates at a frequency of 21,600 alternations per hour and provides the advantage of 53-hour, power reserve.

       Especially created to bring a plus of style and elegance to any outfit, the Longines L2.640.4.78.3 Gents Watch is secured to the wrist with a brown alligator leather strap and it is available for an approximate price tag of $ $2,500.00.


 
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