Review: Longines Conquest Classic12:14 pm
Longines is considered one of the oldest Swiss watchmakers to craft high precision instruments keeping their traditional roots intact. Till date each watch is hand crafted, combining technical know-how with modern watchmaking ethics. Their unfettered expertise reflects a strong devotion to tradition and excellence. A huge part of their identity is refinement in design and this is visible in almost all their collections.
Classical brilliance has always been the forte of Longines and you can experience this through their sports collection as well. The brand has been associated with a lot of sporting events and is the official timekeeper for many world championships. Longines has partnered almost all the famous flat races of the world. Its contribution to the world of sports was acknowledged with the launch of the Conquest collection. The Longines Conquest Classic series has been part of many events including equestrian sports, alpine skiing, rhythmic and artistic gymnastics, archery, Roland Garros and Glasgow 2014.
With an exquisite linear patterned black dial, the time teller strikes the right note in the style department. It is housed in a stainless steel and 18 k pink gold case of 41 mm diameter. The applied Arabic numerals and hour hands in pink gold have been coated with Super-LumiNova, a luminescent element that allows you to read time in the dark.
“True to the brand’s values of elegance, tradition and performance, this watch fitted with a self-winding calibre, is at the same time contemporary and perfectly timeless.”
An epitome of precision, the dial has a running seconds sub-dial at 9 o’clock, a 12 hour sub-dial at 6 o’clock and a 30 minutes sub-dial at 3 o’clock. The Longines Conquest Classic supports a date display window placed between 4 and 5 o’clock while the inner rim of the dial has been set with minute markers. The two-toned bracelet has been crafted with stainless steel along with 18 k pink gold and has a folding clasp. The transparent case back reveals the intricate movement of the time teller and the dial is protected from scratches with the help of a sapphire crystal. Powered by a self-winding mechanical L688 calibre movement, it has a power reserve of 54 hours. Precision is the foundation of this brilliant time teller and this is visible in each aspect.
Embodying the brand’s traditional approach towards watchmaking, this time keeper has a stunning design and powerful machinery. It goes perfectly with evening wear and complements the wearer’s balanced look. The sturdy solid steel platform combined with graceful pink gold creates a sporty persona while maintaining elegance and sophistication. It is a brilliant creation from the house of Longines and stands for all of the brand’s values.
By Disha Birdie
Sr. Features Writer, The Watch Guide
A budding writer and watch enthusiast with a passion for discovering Swiss watchmaking know-how.