Amongst the multitude of Longines highlights at Baselworld this year, there are three in particular that stood out distinctly: the Conquest V.H.P., the HydroConquest and the Master.
In 1969, Longines revealed the first quartz movement designed for wristwatches. The new sporty Conquest V.H.P. Collection combines a chronograph calibre in various colour variations. The movement developed exclusively for Longines displays high precision for an analogue watch (±5 s/yr).
Thanks to the GPD (Gear Position Detection) system, the watch is able to reset its hands after an impact or exposure to a magnetic field. You can find it in steel or black PVD models in two sizes (42mm and 44mm), fitted with a steel or black PVD bracelet, or a blue or black rubber watch strap.
Drawn to the open sea, the characteristics of the HydroConquest Collection include water-resistance of 300 metres, a unidirectional rotating bezel, a screw-down crown and case back, crown protection and a double security folding clasp with integrated diving extension.
This new update features an ultra-resistant and scratch-resistant insert that matches the grey, black and blue sunray dials. Available in 41mm and 43mm, the strap has also been upgraded with colours that match the dial, while the metal version combines polished and brushed steel for a truly perfect blend of performance and elegance that is hard to be ignored.
Right from the beginning, the Longines Master Collections has enjoyed extraordinary global success; even with the enhancements throughout the years, it has never lost sight of the brand’s timeless emblematic nature.
This is the first time the range houses an automatic annual calendar. Containing the latest automatic L897 calibre in a stainless steel case measuring 40mm, the timepieces are complimented by a steel bracelet, or black, brown or blue alligator watch strap, all fitted with a folding safety clasp.