Conquest Classic Watch Collection by Longines
The Swiss luxury watch house, Longines, is preparing to introduce a new line of timepieces during one of the top business trade shows of Switzerland, the Baselworld 2013.
The Conquest Classic collection, all fitted with self-winding calibres, symbolizes the true elegance and classical beauty that have helped make Longines’ reputation and success throughout the world. As a partner of the most prestigious Thoroughbred horse racing in the world, the watch is dedicated to race-goers who share the excitement of the parade rings at Chantilly, Hong Kong, Royal Ascot or Dubai racecourses.
The company founded in 1832, known for its Aviators watches and winged hourglass logo, is proud to be the oldest trademark in the world. Longines plays a large role in aeronautics and in the field of sports timekeeping, while offering quality craftsmanship and performance.
Conquest Classic is available in three sizes. The ladies’ models have a diameter of 29.50 mm and show the hours, minutes and seconds as well as the date; they are available in steel, rose gold or in a combination of steel and rose gold. The black or silvered dial has applied 12, 6 and 9 numerals, lending this model a truly sporty look.
The various versions are also available with a diameter of 40.00 mm. The mother-of-pearl dial set with 12 diamonds lends the ladies’ models an extra air of refinement, and in some models the bezel is also set with 30 diamonds. These models are fitted on black alligator straps or steel or steel and rose gold bracelets, each to match the dial. All straps and bracelets have a folding safety clasp.
With a diameter of 41 mm, the chronographs are fitted with an L688 column-wheel movement specially developed and produced by ETA exclusively for Longines. The case is either in steel, steel and rose gold or rose gold alone.
The silvered or black dial shows the hours and minutes, with a small seconds at 9 o’clock, date and chronograph functions: a centre sweep seconds, a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock. These chronographs are fitted on a black alligator strap or a steel or steel and rose gold bracelet, all having a folding safety clasp.