Longines offers a new all-black ceramic version of the HydroConquest timepiece. The dynamic profile of this watch completes a line recently augmented with variations featuring a bezel enhanced by a coloured ceramic insert. Combining the technical excellence and traditional elegance of the brand, the HydroConquest collection draws its inspiration from the world of aquatic sports.
Longines has recently given its HydroConquest line a new brilliance by creating sleek models featuring a bezel embellished with a coloured ceramic insert. Today, the brand goes even further in using this exclusive material with a model entirely made from black ceramic whose dial proudly displays its chemical composition: ZrO2. This highly technical and scratch-resistant material is perfectly suited to the sporty look of the new HydroConquest watch. Its boldness is further heightened by the different finishes of each of its components: a matte dial, a polished case, a round satin bezel and a back blending a circular satin and matte finish.
An iconic representation of the sports watches created by Longines, the
HydroConquest collection meets the expectations of those who are drawn to the
open sea while remaining true to the elegance of the Swiss watchmaker. Preserving
the traditional style of diving watches, the new HydroConquest is inspired by the
unique requirements of the sport. Its water resistance to 300 metres, unidirectional
rotating bezel, screw-in crown and double security folding clasp are all features that
emphasize the style of this timepiece.
Inside its 43 mm case, this three-hand and a calendar watch features a self-winding mechanical movement (L888.3) developed exclusively for Longines. The radiant white of its Super-LumiNova® coated indexes and hands contrasts with the deep black of its dial. The new HydroConquest comes with a black rubber strap offering precise size adjustment for optimal comfort. With its strong identity and highly distinguished lines, this all-ceramic version will find its rightful place on the wrists of aquatic sports lovers who seek to combine performance and elegance.
Building on its expertise in the world of sports, Longines is expanding its HydroConquest collection this year, offering reimagined variations. Combining technical excellence and traditional elegance both hallmarks of the winged hourglass brand, these watches feature a bezel enhanced with a coloured ceramic insert adding a touch of brilliance and modern styling. These new, refined models derive their inspiration from the fascinating world of aquatic sports.
Longines iconic HydroConquest collection, meets the expectations of those who are drawn to the open sea while remaining true to the elegance of the Swiss watchmaker. HydroConquest timepieces preserve the traditional style of diving watches, inspired by the unique requirements of the sport. The distinctive characteristics of this collection include water-resistance to 300 metres, a unidirectional rotating bezel, screw-down crown and case back, crown protection and a double security folding clasp with integrated diving extension.
Highly technical and innovative ceramic has been added to the bezel of the new HydroConquest models. Ultra resistant and scratch-resistant, this insert, which matches the colour of the dial, ties together the fully modernized design and sporty silhouette of this collection. The brilliance of the hands and the hour markers adorned with Super-LumiNova ® stand out in sharp contrast to the dark look of the new grey, black and blue sunray dials. More ergonomic and more comfortable, the strap has also been upgraded, with colours that match the dial, while the metal version combines polished and brushed steel for a truly impressive finish.
Available in 41 mm and 43 mm sizes for models with three hands and a calendar, and 41 mm for the chronograph model, the new variations of the HydroConquest collection will take their rightful places on the wrists of aquatic sports lovers who are looking for the perfect blend of performance and elegance.
Longines presents a real technological innovation based on quartz: the Conquest V.H.P. GMT Flash Setting. Sporty and elegant, this watch is a must for travel lovers. It allows you to easily change time zones either manually, following watchmaking tradition, or by using the smart 'Flash Setting' system that sets the watch using flash pulses from a smartphone. This timepiece revolutionises both watchmaking precision and the user experience. With its second time zone and its 'Flash Setting' function, this watch expands Longines’ Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” family, following the three-handed and chronograph versions.
Creation, evolution, innovation: This is how we summarise the milestones marking the history that unites Longines and quartz. Creation: In 1954, the brand’s first quartz clock sets a precision record at the Neuchâtel Observatory. It will eventually be fitted into the legendary Chronocinégines, a pioneering instrument in the history of timekeeping. In 1969, Longines’ technological expertise leads to the unveiling of the Ultra-Quartz, the first quartz movement designed for wristwatches.
Evolution: In a giant leap forward, 1984 sees the introduction of the first, ultraprecise Conquest V.H.P. quartz calibre. Innovation: In 2017, Longines presents its new Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” collection, driven by an innovative, quartz-based technology that revolutionises the user experience. The V.H.P. technology is to quartz what the computer is to the typewriter: unprecedented technology, providing a unique and unrivalled experience.
Today, the Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” line has expanded to include new GMT models. Like other variations available in this collection, the Conquest V.H.P. GMT Flash Setting houses an exclusive, cutting-edge movement that boasts a remarkable ability to simplify every aspect of the user experience: ultraprecision (±5 s/yr), Gear Position Detection (GPD) system that resets the hands after an impact or magnetic field exposure, smart crown, very long battery life and perpetual calendar that extends to 2399.
However, the new Conquest V.H.P. GMT Flash Setting continues to push the V.H.P. technology further, providing globetrotters with even greater comfort. It is equipped with a second time zone and a light-driven management system, known as Flash Setting. A must for all travellers, this timepiece can be easily set manually using the crown, or through its innovative Flash Setting function. Flash Setting is what makes fast and direct time setting possible without using the crown, while providing rigorous precision in displayed time. The system relies on the user’s smartphone and dedicated application but requires no external connection, such as WiFi or Bluetooth. The information recorded in the application is transmitted via light sequences emitted by the smartphone’s flash to a tiny opening on the watch dial, concealed in the number 12. The Swap function offers another remarkable benefit, allowing the user to interchange home time and travel time on the display simply by applying pressure to the crown, for even greater reading comfort anywhere in the world.
These steel or black PVD watches come in two sizes (41 and 43-mm diameter) and, in addition to a second time zone marked by a thin imperial arrow hand, display the hours, the minutes, the seconds and the date (perpetual calendar). The handling of each model is made simple with the smart crown and Flash Setting system, while two distinct indicators (E.O.L. and E.O.E.) preventively signal the end of battery life. Conquest V.H.P. GMT Flash Setting models come with a blue, carbon fibre, silvered or black dial. All are stamped with “Home Time” and “Travel Time” symbols at 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock respectively. A steel or black PVD bracelet or a blue or black rubber watch strap completes these exceptional timepieces.
Elegant and reliable, the Conquest V.H.P. GMT Flash Setting is poised to become the new benchmark for travel enthusiasts, and the cutting-edge of V.H.P. technology.
As a privileged partner of the ski world for nearly a century, Longines presents a new variation of its Conquest line, personalised by its Ambassador of Elegance, skier Mikaela Shiffrin. Like the many slopes she has conquered, the blue aventurine dial of the Conquest Chronograph by Mikaela Shiffrin evokes the glitter of snow crystals, while the dashes of red on the timepiece recall the colours of the American flag, honouring the champion's home country. Offering a subtle blend of performance and elegance, the entire Conquest collection reflects the bond that unites Longines and the world of sports.
As the Official Timekeeper of the World Cup and Alpine World Ski Championships, Longines has long been a key player in competitive skiing. The Swiss watchmaking brand is proud to include Mikaela Shiffrin among its most talented Ambassadors of Elegance.
As a representative of Longines since 2014, the American skier discovered the brand's know-how through its museum and production workshops during an April 2018 visit to its Saint-Imier headquarters in Switzerland. Mikaela Shiffrin took full advantage of the occasion to personalize her own watch from the Conquest collection, which symbolizes the brand's commitment to the world of sports and its long tradition as sports timekeeper. Combining its defining values of elegance and performance, this collection has continued to grow steadily over the years.
Mikaela Shiffrin was eager to bring a touch of her own dynamic and elegant personality to the watch’s design. “When I visited Saint-Imier and discovered the complexity behind these watches, I was delighted to participate in the creation of my own watch,” said the Longines Ambassador of Elegance during the watch’s October 2018 unveiling in Sölden for the opening of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup. “I am proud to lend my name to a Longines timepiece. The Conquest Chronograph by Mikaela Shiffrin reflects my sporting character without compromising its feminine styling.”
The blue aventurine dial of the Conquest Chronograph by Mikaela Shiffrin, along with hints of red on the chronograph’s flange and hands, evoke the colours of the American flag, honoring the skier's home country and her famous ski suit. For the first time, Longines is offering a dial made of aventurine, a fine gemstone with colours that shift and come to life under variations in light. The glitter evokes the sparkling snow cover that drapes the ski slopes carved out by this champion.
The caseback of the Conquest Chronograph by Mikaela Shiffrin features a special engraving that shows the racing skier's silhouette, along with her signature. To enhance the sporty and technical style, this unique piece comes with a steel bracelet and a case designed specifically for the occasion, featuring the timepiece's main colours and the Ambassador of Elegance's own signature.
In honour of its rich history, Longines has drawn inspiration from a 1940’s watch model to create The Longines Heritage Military. True to the original lines of a timepiece designed for the British Royal Air Force, this sleek, reimagined watch belongs to a timeless style that has made the winged hourglass brand famous. To reproduce the original timekeeper’s patina, the dial on the military watch has been hand sprayed with tiny black droplets, making each and every piece unique.
Proud to celebrate its history and achievements, Longines is expanding its Heritage collection with a reimagined military model from the 1940s. The Longines Heritage Military draws its inspiration from a watch created for members of the British Royal Air Force (RAF). Stanley Turner, a highly-decorated radiotelegraph operator aboard an RAF aircraft during the Second World War, wore this model around his wrist. The watch once owned by Mr. Turner was recovered and offered to the Swiss brand by a young English collector, who inspired the current reissue. Thus, Longines is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the RAF in its own way.
With its minimalist design and 38.5 mm diameter, The Longines Heritage Military flawlessly adheres to the refined aesthetic and spirit of the period timepiece which, at the time, measured 32.5 mm. Its oversized winding crown evokes the original watch’s ease of handling.
The Longines Heritage Military also displays a silver, opaline dial with a subtle mist of fine droplets in black paint. This process, a first for Longines and performed entirely by hand, makes each and every piece unique while mimicking the oxidation found on the original. Despite housing an automatic movement, this timekeeper is the only piece in Longines’ current collections that does not carry the “Automatic” label on its dial in order to preserve the spirit of the 1940s.
Remaining true to the watch worn by Stanley Turner and his RAF colleagues, The Longines Heritage Military features a curved, fully polished bezel and box-form sapphire crystal. The steel casing that houses the automatic movement (L888.2) comes with a green, aged leather watch strap, and a Nato strap in the same shades. Both versions of the strap are provided with each timepiece, along with the required replacement tool, all of which come in a case specially designed for the occasion.
In homage to the watchmaking tradition it has carried on for more than 185 years, Longines has chosen to revisit the historical pieces that helped solidify its international reach. Now, the winged hourglass brand is bringing its first diver watch - a 1959 timepiece - back to life. The Longines Skin Diver Watch reflects the sleek aesthetic of the original model while offering high-performing, contemporary technical features. This new watch is an enthusiastic tribute to the timelessness of the Saint-Imier watchmaker’s creations and its ability to spotlight history through art and elegance.
The Longines historic collection regularly serves as the brand’s inspiration for the creation of new models, in particular its Heritage re-editions. Now, Longines is breathing new life into its first diver watch, a 1959 piece that was introduced at a time when water sports were becoming extremely popular. Reliable and elegant, the model would be a great success among diving enthusiasts. The Longines Skin Diver Watch derives its essence from this emblematic timepiece that made an important mark on the company’s history.
This new creation preserves the spirit and clean lines of the original model while benefiting from the brand’s watchmaking expertise. It features high-performing, contemporary technical characteristics, such as sapphire crystal, a screwed-in crown and back for water resistance up to 300 metres, and a highly reliable automatic L888 calibre, produced exclusively for Longines.
The Longines Skin Diver Watch features the sober aesthetic typical of diver watches. Its 42mm steel case is characterised by its striking unidirectional bezel coated in black PVD and enhanced with markers, including a luminescent triangle, which serves as the main indicator for calculating immersion time. Its grained black dial, topped with domed sapphire crystal, features indexes, Arabic numerals and hands covered in Super LumiNova® to ensure optimal reading of time in line with the demands of the discipline. Like the original model, a stamped diver logo adorns the back of this piece. Customers can choose between a black rubber strap with a criss-crossed finish, a Milanese-style steel bracelet, or a natural brown leather strap to complete the look of this characterful watch.
The Longines Skin Diver Watch will delight fans of water sports who want to wear a high-performing timepiece but refuse to compromise on elegance.