Longines launched its new Conquest V.H.P. (Very High Precision) collection which includes three-hand and chronograph models, all of them equipped with new-generation high-precision quartz movements developed by the ETA manufacturing company exclusively for Longines.
The new collection was presented at the Neuchâtel Observatory, where the first quartz clock with absolute precision developed by the brand was certified in 1954.
The Conquest V.H.P. takes its name from a Longines watch dating back to 1984, whose quartz calibre set a precision record with a tolerance of ± 1 minute every 5 years, 5 to 10 times more accurate than a classic quartz watch.
The new movements guarantee a very high degree of precision for an analog watch (± 5 second/year) and the possibility to reset the hands after an impact or exposure to a magnetic field, using the GPD (gear position detection) system. These features are combined to a very long battery life and a perpetual calendar function.
The new steel watches are available in the 3 hands/calendar (41 and 43 mm diameter cases) and chronograph (42 and 44 mm diameter cases) versions. All models are water resistant to 50 metres / 165 feet.
The chronograph displays hours, minutes and seconds, a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, a 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock and a 60-second counter in the centre.
On each model, changes are made using the intelligent crown, while the E.O.L. (end of life) indicator can preventively signal the end of battery life by making the seconds hand jump in five-second rather than one-second increments.
The Longines Conquest V.H.P. collection models display blue, carbon, silvered or black dials and are completed by steel bracelets with folding safety clasps.