Believe that many of watch fans remembered the big event – Quartz Crisis in last century. Even although it’s Swiss watchmakers that began to research quartz movements, most of them suffered terribly in the 1970s to 1980s. As a result, Japanese Quartz watches occupied a big place in the watchmaking field in that time, on the other hand, Swiss mechanical watchmaking lost its first place globally. Longines set about researching and manufacturing Quartz watches from 1954. It’s in 1984 that Longines launched the first Conquest V.H.P. quartz wristwatches. “V.H.P.” refers to “Very High Precision”. Exactly, yearly error for +/-10s proved that it was the most accurate timepiece then. Longines Conquest V.H.P. has revived since Baselworld 2017. The new generation enhanced a lot, like yearly error for +/-5s. The high accuracy owed to the temperature compensation quartz movement ETA developed for Longines. To 2018, Longines Conquest V.H.P. GMT Flash Setting gave a surprise.
Longines Conquest V.H.P. GMT Flash Setting was unveiled at Roman landmark, Lanterna di Fuksas on September 9, 2018. Guests of honor from all over the world came there to see the unveiling ceremony on that day. Following Longines Conquest V.H.P. and Conquest V.H.P. Chronograph, Longines Conquest V.H.P. GMT Flash Setting is the new faces of the Collection. Mr. Walter von Kaenel and Mr. Juan Carlos Capelli (Global President and Global Vice President of Longines) attended the ceremony. Longines Conquest V.H.P. GMT Flash Setting is a travel-theme model, whose excellent performance and new features stand out.
Presenting the breakthrough innovations, Longines Conquest V.H.P. GMT Flash Setting provides more convenient user experience for travelling lovers. The model is fitted with the second time zone and Flash Setting. Wearers may set the travel time by adjusting the crown manually or Flash Setting. What’s the “Flash Setting”? Flash Setting is a quick setting. You needn’t pull and dial the crown, and just pair the specified application with your smart phone. Without Wifi or Blue teeth, send the command the Flash collects data from the application to the micro hole at 12 O’clock. Flash Setting is a feature. Wherever you are, you can gasp the home time and the travel time. A slim hand with a red arrow tells the second time zone.
Like the former two generations, Longines Conquest V.H.P. GMT Flash Setting is fitted with the exclusive quality quartz movement ETA developed for Longines. Yearly error for ±5s is an echo of Very High Precision. Gear Position Detection will reset the hands in case of suffering shock or magnetism. The Quartz movement extends up to four years. Displayers for E.O.L. and E.O.E. will send signal when power reserve runs out. The date displays precisely until 2399 without adjustment.
Four wristwatches are available, and they are separately Ref.L3.718.104.22.168 (all steel), Ref.L3.722.214.171.124 (all PVD steel), Ref.L3.7126.96.36.199 (steel case with blue rubber band) and Ref.L3.7188.8.131.52 (steel case with black rubber band). Which will you choose?