Longines has introduced new Conquest 1/100th Horse Racing timepiece to its palette of products. The watch with the equestrian origin is equipped with a new quartz movement that allows very precise readings of its chronograph feature. Since it is intended for measurement of dramatic horse races where the winners are decided in a blink of an eye, the stop watch has the precision of 1/100th of a second and it also includes split times feature. The newcomer from the Conquest collection is made with a steel housing and with the bracelet in the same material.
As the representatives of the brand explain, a timepiece that can be used for timing of horse races needs to very accurate. Even 1/100th fraction of the second can decide the winner since during this period a racing horse moves as much as 15 cm at full speed. This is the reason why Longines chose to include a more punctual quartz movement. The caliber in question was exclusively produced for the brand by ETA and its designation is L440. Thanks to the included microcontroller with flash memory, the wearer of the watch can keep track of split times which is not only handy but also necessary when it comes to timing of the horse races.
Longines Conquest 1/100th Horse Racing has a round housing made in subdued dimensions. Its diameter is 41 mm. Moreover, the structure of the timekeeper includes a fixed bezel, a screw-in case-back and a crown of the same kind. The construction which also integrates sapphire crystal with glare-proof coating stands behind high water resistance to 300 meters.
The novel timepiece has a distinguished dial with brushed finish. Its looks pretty elegant and it is almost completely silver. The dial features a single applied Arabic number at the top and eleven more applied hour markers. Apart from three chronograph sub-counters, it also has a date display aperture. The fractions of the second that are measured by the watch’s chronograph feature are shown with a fast-moving central hand in red color. The fast hand stands out from the rest of the indications since it is the only one in red. Other hands and pointers, including the central seconds hand, are rhodium plated and therefore in the same silver shade as the background.
The latest Longines model from the Conquest lineage incorporates typical design traits of the series into its appearance. This refers to the looks of its dial, as well as to the choice of a three-link bracelet. The steel attachment fastens with a butterfly clasp.