Longines HydroConquest

Longines HydroConquest

Postby koimaster » June 19th 2015, 11:58am

Founded in 1832 in Saint-Imier, the famous Swiss watch brand Longines can boast a long tradition characterised by the elegance and performance of its products. Those values are perfectly represented by The Longines Sport Collection. The HydroConquest line is dedicated to men and women looking for a high performance timepiece that combines technical innovation and elegance. Longines now extends this line with new models in bright colours.

Diving watches “par excellence”, The HydroConquest series aims to become the preferred watch of divers and aquatic sports enthusiasts. With a screwed crown, a screw-down case back and the lateral crown protection, these timepieces assure a water-resistance of 30 bar (300 meters). All the models are equipped with indispensable safety devices such as a unidirectional rotating bezel coloured in red, black or blue, hands coated with Super-LumiNova® to make sure that the time can be read in all conditions and a bracelet with double safety diving folding clasp and diving extension.

These rigorous guarantees of uncompromising safety fit in with the harmony of the silent world. The performance of these models perfectly compliments the elegance that Longines stands for. The new models of the HydroConquest line have a round steel case and a diameter of 39 mm or 41 mm. The 3-hands-models are equipped with an automatic or a quartz movement while the HydroConquest chronographs are available either with the L688 column-wheel movement exclusively developed for Longines by ETA or a quartz movement. The dials in black, white or blue feature bright details in red and – depending on the model – 8 to 11 Arabic numerals. The bracelets are made of steel or rubber in black.

Whether it is to discover the mystic sea world or to have a sporty statement on the wrist, the new HydroConquest models with a touch of color perfectly represent Longines’ know-how in the world of sports


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Re: Longines HydroConquest

Postby TemerityB » June 19th 2015, 3:38pm

A while back, I professed by admiration for this model, while conj didn't seem to care for it. But I will say this: Those gaudy colors don't do a damn thing for it.

A good movement, nice styling overall, reasonable size, not expensive, I've always liked it a lot ... yet, for some reason, I don't own it. Once again, I'm probably fulla the brown stuff.
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Re: Longines HydroConquest

Postby biglove » June 19th 2015, 4:53pm

Not a fan of the new chronograph colors at all; but the blue dialed automatic has been on the radar for almost two years.

Like TB I just haven't been motivated enough to buy one despite a quite reasonable asking price.
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Re: Longines HydroConquest

Postby conjurer » June 19th 2015, 4:58pm

I still don't get 'em. To me, it's like a bunch of old duffers like Mort were sitting around the boardroom table at Longines, falling asleep over their annual reports, when one wakes up and shouts, "I've got it! We have to make a dive watch, I reckon!!"
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Re: Longines HydroConquest

Postby jason_recliner » June 19th 2015, 6:31pm

conjurer wrote:I still don't get 'em. To me, it's like a bunch of old duffers like Mort were sitting around the boardroom table at Longines, falling asleep over their annual reports, when one wakes up and shouts, "I've got it! We have to make a dive watch, I reckon!!"


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