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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Lady luck: Longines Conquest Classic collection

Timeless, elegant, unhurried and uncluttered, Swiss watchmakers Longines has just launched the Conquest Classic line, all fitted with self-winding calibres in a variety of models.

The “Conquest” line was first patented on 25 May 1954. Since then the name has adorned many successful models manufactured by Longines over the years. This new line is dedicated to those race-goers who share the excitement of the season’s most prestigious race meetings, from Chantilly to Hong Kong and from Dubai to Royal Ascot.
The new Conquest Classic line is available in three sizes.

The ladies’ models are ably represented by the talents of Oscar winning brand ambassador actress Kate Winslet, who recently wed Ned Rocknroll, a nephew of Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson.

The watches have a diameter of 29.50 mm and show the hours, minutes and seconds as well as the date; they are available in steel, rose gold or in a combination of steel and rose gold. 

The black or silvered dial has applied 12, 6 and 9 numerals. The various versions are also available with a diameter of 40.00 mm. The mother-of-pearl dial set with 12 diamonds lends the ladies’ models an extra air of refinement, and in some models the bezel is also set with 30 diamonds. These models come on black alligator straps or steel or steel and rose gold bracelets, each to match the dial. All straps and bracelets have a folding safety deployment clasp.

The chronographs are fitted with an L688 column-wheel movement specially developed and produced by ETA for Longines. The case is either in steel, steel and rose gold or rose gold alone. 

The silvered or black dial shows the hours and minutes, with a small seconds at 9 o’clock, date and chronograph functions: a centre sweep seconds, a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock. These chronographs are fitted on a black alligator strap or a steel or steel and rose gold bracelet, all having a folding safety clasp.

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