Published on September 8th, 2023 | by Subhash Nair0
Longines HydroConquest GMT Introduced
In the ever-evolving world of watches, one name stands as a true classic: the Longines HydroConquest. Recognized for its timeless design and remarkable craftsmanship, this iconic collection has now been enriched with a thrilling addition – the Longines HydroConquest GMT.
A Journey through Time: From the Past to the Present
Longines is renowned for its horological innovations, and the HydroConquest GMT is a testament to this legacy. This latest addition introduces a GMT complication to the emblematic HydroConquest collection, a feat never before seen since its inception in 2007. The GMT function enables the simultaneous display of time in two different time zones, a practical feature for globetrotters and a nod to Longines’ rich heritage.In fact, Longines can proudly claim to have pioneered this concept on a wristwatch as far back as 1925, solidifying its reputation as a trailblazer in horological history. With the HydroConquest GMT, this tradition continues to evolve and adapt to the modern world.
Designed for the Modern Adventurer
The HydroConquest GMT is designed for those who embrace adventure, demand precision, and appreciate elegance in their timepieces. It seamlessly combines the functionality of a GMT complication with the rugged allure of underwater sports, a fusion that caters to the needs of today’s explorers.This new generation of HydroConquest watches boasts a 41mm stainless-steel case with a screw-down case back. Inside, you’ll find the exclusive Longines GMT calibre, featuring a silicon balance-spring and innovative non-magnetic components. This movement sets new standards by being ten times more resistant to magnetic fields than the ISO 764 benchmark standard. Furthermore, it offers exceptional precision and a remarkable power reserve of up to 72 hours, ensuring it’s ready for your next adventure.
Aesthetic Elegance and Technical Mastery
Longines has spared no effort in combining retro-inspired design with cutting-edge technology. The unidirectional notched ceramic bezel, adorned with a luminescent capsule, and the screw-in crown reflect the watch’s commitment to underwater excellence. The alternating polished and satin-finished surfaces add a touch of sophistication and elegance to these timepieces.The HydroConquest GMT offers a variety of dial colors – green, brown, black, and blue sunray dials – all enhanced by a two-tone 24-hour scale. The gilt or silvered polished hands and hour-markers are coated with Super-LumiNova®, ensuring legibility in any environment. Distinctive triangular markers at 12 o’clock, round markers at 6 and 9 o’clock, and a convenient date window at 3 o’clock complete the dial’s design. The GMT indicator, shaped like an arrow, matches the dial’s color, adding an extra layer of visual appeal.
Engineered for the Depths
The HydroConquest GMT is not only elegant but also durable. With water resistance up to 30 bar (300 meters), it’s ready to accompany you on underwater adventures. The stainless-steel bracelet features a redesigned H-shaped link pattern and, for the first time at Longines, a micro-adjusting clasp, ensuring a perfect fit and maximum comfort.For those who prefer versatility, the HydroConquest GMT is also available with blue or black rubber straps, complete with micro-adjusting folding clasps. And for a dash of style, consider the NATO bracelet in khaki-green or beige, offering even more choices to suit your personal taste.