The famous Swiss watchmaker Longines, which celebrates this year its 180th anniversary, extends its sporty Conquest line with new model designed for world travellers: The Conquest 24 hours.
The new Conquest 24 hours now adds a second time zone, a tool used by pilots crossing different time-zones in both directions. As the sun was not always visible as a point of reference, instruments were needed that could immediately indicated the correct part of the day. With a 24-hour dial navigators had no problem in this respect. The watch has a water-resistance of 5 bar (50 m).
The robust, yet elegant stainless steel case of the new Conquest 24 hours has a diameter of 41 mm and houses a self-winding mechanical movement. The sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating on the underside protects a black, silvered or blue dial with 2 applied Arabic numerals and 9 applied indices.
Rhodium-plated hands with Super-LumiNova show hours, minutes and seconds, the date is indicated at 3 o’clock. The bright red 24-hour hand immediately attracts the eye. All models are available on a stainless steel bracelet and have a screw-in back cover and crown. Another feature is the lateral protection for the crown.
Model: Conquest 24 hours
Reference numbers: L3.687.4.56/76/99.6
Self-winding mechanical movement
Calibre L704.2 (ETA A07 171)
16½ lines, 24 jewels, 28’800 vibrations per hour
Power reserve of 48 hours
Hours, minutes, seconds, date and second time-zone
Round, 41 mm, stainless steel
Screw-in case back
Screw-in crown with protective shoulder
Water-resistant: 5 bar (50 meters)
Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the underside
Black, silvered or blue dial with 2 applied Arabic numerals and 9 applied indices with Super-LumiNova
24 hours scale
Date aperture at 3 o’clock
Rhodium-plated with Super-LumiNova
Red 24-hour hand with Super-LumiNova
Stainless steel with triple safety folding clasp and push-piece opening mechanism