Longines Conquest 1/100th Alpine Skiing Chronograph

To mark the 2014/2015 alpine skiing season, Longines unveils a new Conquest collection chronograph able to display time to one hundredth of a second: the Conquest 1/100th Alpine Skiing. A real tribute to Longines’ long tradition of producing trial timekeepers for alpine skiing, this steel chronograph meets the highest standards in precision for the sport and contains a unique movement that surpasses previous generations.

Longines, a timekeeper for sporting performances since 1878, is launching a new line of chronographs specially developed for sports that require an extremely high level of precision. The Conquest 1/100th series responds to the needs of athletes, professionals and sports fans besides many others, since it measures time at multiple intermediaries and has an intuitive analogue display that shows the time to one hundredth of a second using a separate hand. All of this is possible thanks to the latest generation of quartz movements developed exclusively for Longines by ETA.

Since its debut in the alpine ski trials of 1933 at Chamonix, Longines has been faced with a number of challenges and has always succeeded in overcoming them to be able to comply with the highest standards of timekeeping for skiers’ performances. Each new innovation has allowed alpine skiers to enjoy a level of precision never witnessed before. However, this level of precision was always quickly surpassed given the brand’s infinite quest for perfection. Today, to mark the 2014/2015 alpine skiing season, Longines is unveiling a watch that is part of this fascinating technological evolution: the Conquest 1/100th Alpine Skiing, the black dial watch in the Conquest 1/100th series.

This chronograph is specially designed for professionals and alpine ski enthusiasts who are looking for a watch capable of measuring intermediate times from the starting gate to the finish line, gate by gate, to the hundredth of a second. For skiers plummeting down a difficult course at high speed, time is the real challenge, the variable that needs to be controlled in order to join the legends and leave a mark in the history books of the sport.

The demands required for Longines to reach such an extreme level of precision have also led to the development of the new unique quartz movement, the L440. It includes a microcontroller with a flash memory that allows the watch to be reset instantly and split times to be recorded. With a diameter of 41mm, this bright steel model has a black dial that displays the hour, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock, the date and chronographic functions: a central seconds hand, a 30 minutes counter at 2 o’clock and a 12 hours counter at 10 o’clock. The hand in red displays time to one hundredth of a second and is the watch’s crowning glory at the centre. The model is also fitted with a steel strap and a triple safety folding clasp.

Technical details
Model: Conquest 1/100th Alpine Skiing

Reference numbers
L3.700.4.56.6

Calibre
Quartz chronograph movement L440

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds and date
Chronograph
– Central second hand and 1/100th of second hand (in red)
– 30-minute counter at 2 o’clock
– 12-hour counter at 10 o’clock

Case
Round, 41 mm, stainless steel
Screw-in case back
Screw-in crown with protective shoulder
Water-resistant: 30 bar (300 meters)
Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating

Dial
Black dial with 1 applied Arabic numeral and 11 applied indices with Super-LumiNova©
Small seconds at 6 o’clock
Date aperture at 4 o’clock
30-minute counter at 2 o’clock
12-hour counter at 10 o’clock

Hands
Rhodium-plated
Red 1/100th of seconds’ hand

Bracelet
Stainless steel with triple safety folding clasp and push-piece opening mechanism

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