Longines is expanding its HydroConquest collection this year, offering reimagined variations. Combining technical excellence and traditional elegance both hallmarks of the brand, these watches feature a bezel enhanced with a coloured ceramic insert adding a touch of brilliance and modern styling.
HydroConquest timepieces preserve the traditional style of diving watches, inspired by the unique requirements of the sport. The distinctive characteristics of this collection include water-resistance to 300 metres, a unidirectional rotating bezel, screw-down crown and case back, crown protection and a double security folding clasp with integrated diving extension.
Highly technical and innovative ceramic has been added to the bezel of the new HydroConquest models. Ultra resistant and scratch-resistant, this insert, which matches the colour of the dial, ties together the fully modernized design and sporty silhouette of this collection.
The brilliance of the hands and the hour markers adorned with Super-LumiNova® stand out in sharp contrast to the dark look of the new grey, black and blue sunray dials. More ergonomic and more comfortable, the strap has also been upgraded, with colours that match the dial, while the metal version combines polished and brushed steel for a truly impressive finish.
The new variations of the HydroConquest collection are available in 41 mm and 43 mm sizes for models with three hands and a calendar, and 41 mm for the chronograph model.
L3.781.4.56/76/96.6/9: Ø 41 mm
L3.782.4.56/76/96.6/9: Ø 43 mm
L3.783.4.56/76/96.6/9: Ø 41 mm
Mechanical self-winding movement
Calibre L888.2 (ETA A31.L01)
11 1/2 lines, 21 jewels, 25’200 vibrations per hour
Power reserve: 64 hours
Mechanical self-winding movement with a column-wheel chronograph mechanism
Calibre L688.2 (ETA A08.L01)
13¼ lines, 27 jewels, 28’800 vibrations per hour
Power reserve: 54 hours
Hours, minutes, second and date at 3 o’clock
Central seconds sweep
30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
12-hour counter at 6 o’clock
Circular, stainless steel, 41 mm and 43 mm
Black/grey/blue ceramic bezels insert
Screwed Crown and Screw-down Case Back
Glass: Sapphire with several layers of anti-reflective treatment
Water-resistant: To 30 bar (300m)
3 hands/calendar: Sunny black/grey/blue, 3 Arabic numerals and 10 cabochons, Super-LumiNova®
Chronograph: Sunny black/grey/blue, 1 Arabic numeral and 8 cabochons, Super-LumiNova®
Rhodium-plated (hour, minute, second) red (chronograph counters), Super-LumiNova®
Stainless steel, double security folding clasp and integrated diving extension or black/grey/blue rubber