Moon Over Miami

In addition to the title of a song, a Betty Grable movie and a TV series, “Moon Over Miami” is an apt description of this classic chronograph featuring a mesmerizing moon phase indicator.
Words by Bill Lindsey | February 27, 2021 | Lifestyle

Multifunction complication timepieces are not all that unusual, but Longines pegs a moon phase indicator to this model from their Master Collection. This classically styled timepiece combines a vintage look with a thoroughly modern and reliable L687 mechanical movement. A 48-hour power reserve allows it to be rotated with other timepieces in the collection (as with any mechanical watch, we’d suggest it be stored on a winder). The stainless steel 40mm housing encloses the silver dial featuring a “barleycorn” pattern that draws the eye in for a closer examination. The elegant blued steel hands indicate the time of day, as well as a 30-minute counter (which is very handy to know when you have to add more time to the parking meter!), a 24-hour indicator and the aforementioned moon phase sub-dial. If the board meeting is a bit boring, unlatch the handsewn alligator strap’s triple-locking bracelet to flip the watch over and enjoy the hypnotic activity of the L687 movement via the sapphire crystal;