LET THERE BE LIGHTS
The Conquest V.H.P. GMT Flash Setting watch is the latest to join Longines’ recently relaunched ultraprecise quartz line, and embraces modern technology in an unexpected way: The watch can be synced with a smartphone but, instead of using Bluetooth, it uses Morse code. A dedicated phone app will help set the watch time by using the phone’s flash to send light sequences into a tiny opening on the watch dial ( hidden in the number 12). The watch is also able to swop between home and travel time zones by pushing the crown. Less generic than a typical smartwatch and more accurate than a mechanical one, Longines has given us a happy medium in the travel-watch category.