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The Peak (Singapore) - - Downtime -

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.

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