When it comes to a luxe accessory to match with any outfit, it has to be black. Ladies have their “LBD” and the travelling gent needs to have his own ultra-versatile item that suits any occasion. The new all-ceramic HydroConquest broadens the Longines collection, with a dynamic profile, augmented with variations. The Saint-Imier watchmaker has kept the range enticing with bezels enhanced with a coloured ceramic insert, but this one version is the next level.
Inspired by the world of aquatic sports but suitable for any occasion – no matter how elegant, adventurous or avant-garde – the brand has gone further using entirely black ceramic, with a dial that proudly displays its chemical composition: ZrO2. Highly technical and scratch-resistant, the material is perfectly suited to the sporty look of the new HydroConquest watch. Its boldness is further heightened by the different finishes of each of its components: a matte dial, a polished case, a round satin bezel and a back blending a circular satin and matte finish.
An iconic representation of the sports watches created by Longines, the HydroConquest collection meets the expectations of those who are drawn to the open sea while remaining true to the elegance of the Swiss watchmaker. Preserving the traditional style of diving watches, the new HydroConquest is inspired by the unique requirements of the sport. Its water resistance to 300 metres, unidirectional rotating bezel, screw-in crown and double security folding clasp are all features that emphasise the style of this timepiece.
Inside its 43 mm case, this three-hand and a calendar watch features a self-winding mechanical movement (L888.3) developed exclusively for Longines. The radiant white of its Super-LumiNova coated indexes and hands contrasts with the deep black of its dial. The new HydroConquest comes with a black rubber strap offering precise size adjustment for optimal comfort. With its strong identity and highly distinguished lines, this all-ceramic version will find its rightful place on the wrists of aquatic sports lovers who seek to combine performance and elegance.