5 Stunning Black Dial Watches from Longines’ Canadian e-Boutique

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It’s shaping up to be another subdued holiday season this year, but you may still find yourself attending one or two choice events in the coming weeks. After so much time gathering dust, however, your formalwear rotation may need a refresh. In addition to a supply of cashmere turtlenecks, suede loafers, and bold-checked sports jackets, there’s no substitute for a sober and stylish black-dialled timepiece for your biggest holiday fits. Fortunately, Longines specializes in just this sort of timepiece. Here are five of the best ones available on their Canadian e-Boutique right now. 

La Grande Classique de Longines

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At 38mm across the dial, there’s nothing very “grande” about this watch, at least in modern terms. But, of course, this watch introduced to the Longines collection in the early 1990s, is not intended to be modern at all. Its design codes, from the roman numerals to the unusual lugs connecting the strap to the case, are all unmistakably lifted from a more refined age, making it the perfect accompaniment to formalwear. ($2,150)

Heritage Classic Sector Dial

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The sporty metal bracelet on this version of the Heritage Classic pushes it slightly away from the classical definition of a dress watch, but we still think it would look great with pretty much anything short of a tux. This version also subs the blued steel hands for silvered polished ones, which gives it a slightly more formal look. Whichever model you choose, you really can’t go wrong with this Art Deco-inspired stunner. ($2,850)

Record Collection

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As a sum of its parts, this watch is everything you could want in a daily driver: 40mm steel case, sans-serif Arabic numerals and applied indices, deep black sunray-polished dial, date function and – wait for it – a chronometer-certified movement with 72-hour power reserve. Thanks to the black alligator leather strap it’s also a great dress-up watch. ($2,700)

Master Collection

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There are a lot of gem-set watches out there that take things a little too far – at least in terms of most people’s ideas of good taste. This is not one of those pieces. In fact, this watch’s diamond indices offer a great reminder that gemstones can look great on a men’s watch if applied with appropriate restraint. ($3,050)


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Not to be confused with the HydroConquest, Longines’ top-tier dive watch, the Conquest offers a slightly stripped-down version that’s perfect for dressing up. A 43mm case makes it on the larger side for a dress watch, but its simple sunray dial and polished steel case and bracelet mean it’ll be a perfect complement to your black and navy blue suits this season and beyond. ($1,000)