Longines Flagship Heritage Moonphase: Finally.

Longines has been on a roll for awhile, but there was always something that was amiss with a particular release (at least for me). I think they've finally arrived...damn.

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https://www.fratellowatches.com/introducing-longines-flagship-heritage-moonphase/

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/longines-flagship-heritage-2023

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Dayuuum! I love it! Longines to me tends to drop the ball in the most odd places.

For example, the spirit was awesome, but at 40mm it was a little large. Then they fixed it with 37, but you lose the screwdown crown.

Then again with the new conquest. Awesome looking piece, but only available in 40 or 34, no midsize!

This Flagship Heritage at 38.5 with a moonphase is perfection! I felt that the standard flagship heritage at 38.5 had too much free dial space, it wasn't busy enough for how much dial there was. The moonphase doesn't take up more space, but it does add visual interest in a classy way.

Homerun!

Every time I say moonphase isn't for me, someone posts this watch and I have to rethink it. That dial is so well balanced...

Really like these. But to be fair the dial looks almost exact copy of JLC ultra thin moonphase.

Oh my, look at that lovely blue dial

sallgoodimo

Really like these. But to be fair the dial looks almost exact copy of JLC ultra thin moonphase.

To be fair, the base version of this watch has been out for years and the design language without the new complication predates the JLC MUT Moon. Longines pretty much just added the moonphase complication and central seconds to the Flagship Heritage design - which is largely based on an old model from the archives.

Cantaloop

Every time I say moonphase isn't for me, someone posts this watch and I have to rethink it. That dial is so well balanced...

My wife and I were dining with a fella who was handsome, wealthy worldly, his family remains a force in the watch industry( according to ads who know him), during an awkward moment of silence my wife demanded to know how he stayed single? I never believed his answers that he was too busy with his business. He said a moon was not romantic instead reminded him of a watch complication. The lies we tell ourselves!

TOwguy

My wife and I were dining with a fella who was handsome, wealthy worldly, his family remains a force in the watch industry( according to ads who know him), during an awkward moment of silence my wife demanded to know how he stayed single? I never believed his answers that he was too busy with his business. He said a moon was not romantic instead reminded him of a watch complication. The lies we tell ourselves!

Sounds like he plays it close to the vest. Was his name Claude Mariposa?

thebighaze

Sounds like he plays it close to the vest. Was his name Claude Mariposa?

No! Our friend was sadly still of a generation of men who could not walk freely in public( in his own mind) with another man who shared his bed. My daughters adored him, he admitted that he had no experience with young children. My wife was always trying to match him up with lovely strangers. One day we spotted him with a fella in a blue blazer that was definitely not a financial analyst. Fine fine man.

People talking about longine heavy now

Are they on there way up?