Longines launches Conquest Classic at Baselworld Watch & Jewellery Show 2013
May 8, 2013: Watch manufacturer Longines has launched the Conquest Classic watch, which is inspired from the sport of horse racing. As a partner of the most prestigious flat races in the world, Longines was keen to launch a collection of timepieces to be worn amidst the excitement of the parade rings at Chantilly, Hong Kong, Royal Ascot or Dubai racecourses. As a tribute to the chronographs produced from 1881 on for race-goers and jockeys in New York, Longines has now launched the Conquest Classic line. This new collection of models is fitted with self-winding calibres.
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 air of refinement, and in some models the bezel is also set with 30 diamonds.
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.