AugustMan (Malaysia)

INTO THE DEEP

Longines updates its popular HydroConqu­est line for a new generation

- WORDS BY FARHAN SHAH PHOTO BY LONGINES

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

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