Longines continues to be timekeeper for equestrian sports with the Conquest 1/100th Horse Racing
November 18, 2014: Longines has unveiled a new model to add to its Conquest collection: Conquest 1/100th Horse Racing. Now keeping time to one hundredth of a second, this watch includes a movement that surpasses its predecessors.
The Conquest 1/100th series responds to the needs of athletes, professionals and sports fans, since it measures multiple intermediary times and has an intuitive analogue display that shows the time to one hundredth of a second using a separate hand. All of this is possible thanks to the latest generation of quartz movement developed exclusively for Longines by ETA.
Just like the original model from 1878, this watch is aimed at everyone involved in the world of flat horse racing – from trainers to performance-oriented jockeys, owners, purchasers of future champions and passionate spectators gathered around the racecourse.
The demands required for Longines to reach an extreme level of precision have led to the development of a new unique quartz movement, the L440. This new model includes a microcontroller with a flash memory that allows the watch to be reset instantly and allows intermediary times to be recorded. With a diameter of 41 mm, this bright steel model has a silver face that displays hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o'clock, the date and other chronographic functions: a central seconds hand, a 30-minute stopwatch at 2 o'clock and a 12-hour stopwatch at 10 o'clock. The hand in red displays time to one hundredth of a second and is the watch's crowning glory at the centre. The model is also fitted with a steel bracelet and a butterfly clasp.