Longines created its first quartz clock in 1954, and it set a series of records for the timing precision in Neuchatel Observatory, being used for different fields. In 1969, Longines made the Ultra-Quartz wristwatch, the first quartz model being put into production. Longines Conquest V.H.P. Quartz Watch produced in 1984 set a new record for accuracy at that time. At Baselworld 2018, new Longines Conquest V.H.P. Quartz Chronograph watch was displayed, available in blue, carbon, silver and black. It is a new interpretation of Longines Quartz heritage.
It was Longines’s 185th anniversary in 2017. In honor of the splendid moment, Longines Conquest Calender watch with 5-second daily error was launched in Neuchatel Observatory. With accuracy, high technology and sporty look, it was impressive deeply. New faces inject fresh blood into the Conquest collection in 2018 again. Among 4 editions, I like Longines Conquest V.H.P. Quartz Chronograph watch L3.7188.8.131.52 best. It features elegant blue, strong sporty style and refined dial.
Watch case in 316 L steel, at 42mm diameter, is treated by mirror-effect polishing and brushed polishing. In addition to the bezel and small details, the rest shows brushed treatment so that high quality stands out. Even though the steel case is scratched by accident, it’s more convenient to deal with the issue. From the side at 9 O’clock, streamlined curves extend towards lugs. After putting it on the wrist, I know how perfectly the entire curve and lugs fit on the wrist. As for the other side, shoulders protect the crown with the brand logo well. Two push buttons separately are located at 2/4 O’clock. Like most chronograph watches, the button at 2 O’clock controls “Start/Pause” function, and after the other button is pressed, the timing second hand will go back to 12 O’clock.
Blue threaded dial presents red, white and gray layout. To guarantee readability in the dark condition, baton-shaped hour markers and central hands are coated with Super-Luminova. Red scales, white scales on inner ring and red second hand are helpful during the timing. Small counters at 3/9 O’clock are fitted with the same hand in red and gray in order to keep consistent with the timing hand. From the counter at 9 O’clock , the counter at 3 O’clock to the sub-dial at 6 O’clock, white scales on them become denser and denser. White frame makes date aperture more striking. V.H.P in red symbolizes heritage of spirit. Blue threaded dial and tone-to-tone rubber band is a good match. Longines Conquest V.H.P. Quartz Chronograph L3.7184.108.40.206 shows elegant scent and sporty style.
Longines Conquest V.H.P. Chronograph watch L3.7220.127.116.11 is equipped with L289.2, a quartz chronograph movement. Besides timing, EOL will send out warning signals when power is off. Loninges is an affordable expensive brand, and watches by Longines face to elites. Reference L3.718.104.22.168 is a good choice for elites and sport-lovers.