The Swiss watchmaker with the familiar winged hourglass logo has introduced a new timepiece to its Sport Series. It is the new Conquest 24 Hours watch which is the first product in the Conquest sub-collection that is equipped with the second time zone complication. As it is hinted in the name of the product, the time in the second time zone is displayed in 24-hour format, and with the use of the clearly visible central red hand with an arrow-shaped tip. It is a high-end timepiece that runs on the automatic mechanical movement and costs approximately $1,600.
As the representatives of Longines explain, the watch was designed as a pilot’s tool, since it has a 24-hour display of the second time zone which facilitates crossing to a different time zone, regardless of the direction. However, apart from this complication, Conquest 24 does not involve any other additional functions that are often present in pilot’s wristwatches. It does, on the other hand, possess that distinctive high-end appearance that can be associated with the golden age of aeronautics, when traveling by plane was a sign of luxury and class.
Conquest 24 has a simple yet appealing design. It features a robust package, with a 41 mm wide round steel case (with a screw-in back and a screw-in crown with protection) and a three-link bracelet (with the thickest central row) of the same material. The dial is available in three classic colors: black, silvered and blue; and it is dominated with two Roman numerals, a 24-hour scale and its attached red hand. For improved visibility, hands, numerals and indices are coated with luminescent SuperLuminova material. The watch includes a minute scale on the flange, and a date aperture, as well as a sapphire crystal with glare-proof coating on the underside as a protection for the dial.
Inside the round case, Conquest 24 has a self-winding L704.2 caliber (base movement ETA A07 171). The mechanical automatic mechanism is 16 ½ lines wide and it incorporates 24 jewels in its construction. The frequency of the caliber is 4 Hz, while its power reserve lasts for about two days.
Longines Sport Conquest 24 Hours Watch, the latest edition to the palette of products of the watchmaker that this year celebrates 180 years in the business, has the construction that guarantees water resistance to 50 meters. The sporty and elegant timepiece from the Sport series has a bracelet that fastens with a triple safety folding clasp and a push-piece opening mechanism.