INTO THE DEEP
Longines updates its popular HydroConquest line for a new generation
THE HYDROCONQUEST was unveiled more than a decade ago, in 2007, as part of the Sport collection that comprised four lines: the HydroConquest, Grand Vitesse, Admiral and Conquest. While the Grand Vitesse and Admiral have since been discontinued, the Conquest and HydroConquest are still thriving, a testament to the timelessness of their designs.
This year, Longines decided to update the HydroConquest line, retaining the elegance of its predecessors while introducing sportier elements.
For starters, the rotating bezel now features an ultra-resistant ceramic insert. You’ll never have to worry about scratches again. The case’s screw-down crown and the dial’s SuperLuminova-coated hands also ensure that the watch remains legible and ticking in deep waters.
It’s no surprise that dive watches are not just strictly appreciated by divers. They’ve become widely popular for their sport aesthetic ‒ they can be dressed up or down, and sit well in both work and play situations.
The new Longines HydroConquest is as elegant as sport watches come. It’s solidly built and offers good value for its price, which starts from $2,300. It comes in threehand and chronograph models. AM