History: The Longines Master Collection was launched in 2005, and experimented with models in pink and yellow gold, with large dials and great functionality.
Display: While the diameter of the dial is 40 mm, it manages to fit in three subdials with chronograph functions without looking cluttered. The dial has a black finish with a ""barleycorn"" pattern, and you can tell the time on 9 white Arabic numerals using the silvered hands.
The outer rim of the analog dial features minute markers. You can tell the time in the darkness via the luminescent coating on the hands and markers.
Features: This Master Collection watch has a round case which is incredibly durable - it is crafted in stainless steel, and high quality scratch-resistant sapphire crystal is used to cover the dial. You can admire the workings of the motor from a sapphire crystal transparent case back. Functions include hours, minutes, and a central 60 seconds chronograph. The date is displayed on a circle ring, via the half-moon central hand.
The watch displays moon phases, which are useful for tide calculations, via the sub-dial twelve hour counter on the 6 'o'clock position. Neighbouring the 9 o'clock position is the small seconds (24 hours indicator), while the 12 o'clock neighbours the 30 minutes counter with day and month display. The Longines L2.6126.96.36.199 has a water-resistance of up to 3 bars (approximately a hundred feet, or 30 meters)
The movement on this Longines is the L678 self-winding mechanical, ticking at 28,800 vibrations per hour (giving it a great amount of precision), with 46 hours of power reserve.
The bracelet is made of rust proof stainless steel, and a triple safety clasp and push-piece opening mechanism prevents accidental opening, making it a sturdy watch for outdoor use.