New look for the Longines Conquest Classic

I photographed this watch at a Longines presentation, but, just as for the same brand’s Heritage Military COSD pilot’s watch, for the 2015 version of the Conquest Classic there are as yet no images from Longines and no information. This is a restyling of the Conquest Classic, a watch that has the possibility of showing a second time zone with an extra 24-hour hand. It has classic good looks, with the vertical pinstripes on the dial (a motif also used in the Baume & Mercier Classima), the more central 24-hour ring for the 24-hour scale, and the simple baton hour markers. The stainless steel case is 42 mm in diameter (probably just over 14 mm thick), and it is water-resistant to 50 metres.

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Adjustment from the crown

Everything is adjusted from the crown. The watch has the stop-seconds function, with which by pulling out the crown to the third position, the second hand stops moving, and can be started again to synchronize it with a time signal by pushing it back in. Date is adjusted by pulling out the crown to the second position and rotating forwards; the second time zone is set by rotating the crown backwards in the same position.

Movement

The Longines L704.2 self-winding movement (based on ETA 2893-2) provides 48 hours power reserve. It can be seen through the transparent caseback.

Price

The 2015 version of the Conquest Classic costs €2,780.

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