ongines is expanding its HydroConquest line with new variations featuring a GMT complication, a first for this emblematic collection launched in 2007. This function allows the time to be displayed simultaneously in two time zones. This complication is linked to a rich heritage: Longines introduced the concept on a wristwatch as early as 1925.
The HydroConquest GMT combines this function, useful to all travellers, with the underwater sports codes that personify it. It’s aimed at modern-day adventurers who love discovery, and at demanding sportsmen and women, and will accompany them wherever they go.
For this new generation of watches, Longines has fused retro-inspired design with the latest technological advances. The 41 mm diameter screw-down stainless-steel case back has been redesigned. It features the exclusive new Longines GMT calibre equipped with a silicon balance-spring and innovative components in non-magnetic materials. This movement is ten times more resistant to magnetic fields than the ISO 764 benchmark standard. It is extremely precise and has a power reserve of up to 72 hours.
The HydroConquest GMT is also distinguished by its new unidirectional notched ceramic bezel fitted with a luminescent capsule and a screw-in crown. The alternating polished and satin-finished surfaces add a sophistication and elegance to these new models. The green, brown, black and blue sunray dials are enhanced by a two-tone24-hour scale. The gilt or silvered polished hands and hour-markers are coated with Super-LumiNova®, making them easy to read in any circumstances. They are round at 6 and 9 o’clock and triangular at 12 o’clock. At 3 o’clock, the date window shows the date. The arrow-shaped GMT indicator matches the colour of the dial decals.
Water-resistant to 30 bar (300 metres), the HydroConquest GMT models are fitted with a stainless-steel bracelet with completely redesigned H-shaped links. It is also, for the first time at Longines, equipped with a micro-adjusting clasp. Complementing the colours of the dials, the new watches are also available with a blue or black rubber strap with micro-adjusting folding clasp for perfect fit and comfort. A NATO bracelet in khaki-green or beige is also available.