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Longines Master Collection Ref. L2.628.4.78.3

$2,075

New Longines 38mm Master Collection, Silber Barleycorn Dial, Brown Leather Strap, Ref. L2.628.4.78.3

The Longines Master Collection was launched in 2005 to embrace the company’s proud tradition of producing exceptional timepieces. Today, the Longines Master Collection all include self winding movements with varied special features that represent the classical elegance and excellent quality expected from an exceptional watch. This watch with the silver “barleycorned” dial and blued steel hands in a stainless steel case with brown alligator strap is a nice example from the Master Collection.

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Additional information

Band Color

Brown

Band Material

Leather, Alligator

Band Type

Strap

Box and Papers

Box and Papers

Brand

Longines

Caliber

L888

Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size

38mm

Caseback

Exhibition

Clasp

Deployant

Complication

Date

Crystal Material

Sapphire

Dial Color

Silver

Movement

Automatic

Size

35mm – 39mm

Warranty

Full Factory Warranty

Item ID0005441
Model #L2.628.4.78.3
Model NameMaster Collection
Serial Number4932XXXX

Description

Because its trademark winged hourglass is the watch world’s oldest trademark, a person could understandably believe that Longines is the oldest watch company, although that is not the case. Formed in 1832 as a small workshop that assembled watches, it was not until later that the company grew into the brand we know as Longines. In 1867, Longines built a factory on a site that would give the company its name, a site known locally as “Les Longines,” (the long-meadows.) Longines blossomed in the meadows and by 1929, had won an amazing ten Grand Prix awards. A Grand Prix was a competition between watchmakers where they presented watches of high degree of accuracy and complication. When these exhibitions ceased, Longines had won more than any other watch company. Longines had a long association with aviators, including Charles Lindberg that was largely based on an innovative watch that used a calibrated bezel to calculate longitude in flight. But their remarkable aviation success was surpassed when in 1936, they developed what many believe to be one of the finest chronograph movements ever designed, the caliber 13ZN. The SWATCH group gave life to the company when quartz movements replaced the more expensive mechanical movements. Today, Longines continues as a brand known for producing affordable and well-crafted timepieces in keeping with its long tradition. Its heritage in aviation and exploration on the land and sea is celebrated with the reintroduction of the Longines celebrated historical models.