We've been having a bit of a lunar week with Longines this week checking out their new Master Moonphase in the boutique*and in our studio. And we thought we'd stick with the theme this Friday. Today we're taking a closer look at the stylish, chic and generally handsome Longines 1832 Moonphase. If the Master Moonphase is a contemporary piece with heritage notes, the 1832 is the other way around: strong, full-bodied heritage overtones with solid underpinnings of modern construction. To me, the whole package exudes old-world charm, but it's the dial that sings strongest. The dial is beige, with a finely grained finish, that looks incredible up close. On this matt surface there's a whole lot of charming applied features the winged hourglass logo, with finely printed text on either side, the faceted, polished, chocolate-block-like hour markers and even the minute dots. All these elements play together to add to the overall air of sophistication and polish, The polished arrow-shaped hands, with small lines of Super-LumiNova, work well in this context. And the well-proportioned moon and date display, nestled in the lower half of the dial, adds in some colour and breaks up the expanse. There's a reason…

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