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    BaselWorld 2018 Longines Press Release: Longines HydroConquest


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    Building on its expertise in the world of sports, Longines is expanding its HydroConquest collection this year, offering reimagined variations. Combining technical excellence and traditional elegance, these watches feature a bezel enhanced with a coloured ceramic insert adding a touch of brilliance and modern styling. This ceramic insert also adds pizzazz to the watch, since it is matched to the dial and strap – either black, grey or blue – reinforcing the vibrant colour. For contrast and readability, the hands and indexes are coated with Super-LumiNova, and the numerals on the bezel are white. This is a true diver’s watch, with 300-metre water resistance, a unidirectional rotating bezel, screw-down crown and case back, crown protector and a double security folding clasp with integrated diving extender. There are two versions, including a 41 mm chronograph model and a 41 mm or 43 mm three-hand with calendar. Each version contains an automatic mechanical movement.


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    Automatic calibre L888.2 (ETA A31.L01), 21 jewels, 25,200 vib/h (3.5 Hz), 64-hour power reserve for the three-hand calendar in two sizes. Automatic column-wheel chronograph calibre L688.2 (ETA A008.L01), 27 jewels, 28,800 vib/h (4 Hz), 54-hour power reserve for the chronograph


    Functions

    Chronograph central seconds, 30-minute hour counter and 12-hour counter. Or three-hand calendar with hours, minutes, seconds and date

    Case

    Stainless steel with black/grey/blue ceramic bezel insert, 41 mm or 43 mm. Screwed crown and screw-down case back. Water resistant to 30 bar (300 m/1000 ft). Sapphire crystal with several layers of anti-reflective treatment

    Dial

    Sunny black/grey/blue, Arabic numerals and 10 cabochons and rhodium-plated hands for three hand/calendar. Sunny black/grey blue, Arabic numerals, red chronograph counters and 8 cabochons for chronograph. Both with Super-LumiNova

    Bracelet/strap
    Stainless steel with double security folding clasp and integrated diving extension or black/grey/blue rubber





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    Re: BaselWorld 2018 Press Release: Longines HydroConquest

    sharp!

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    Re: BaselWorld 2018 Press Release: Longines HydroConquest

    Just perfect


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    Re: BaselWorld 2018 Longines Press Release: Longines HydroConquest

    Finally with lume on the seconds hand?

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    not bad. it looks like more diver watch than now.

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    Re: BaselWorld 2018 Longines Press Release: Longines HydroConquest

    I'll be on that list!

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    Re: BaselWorld 2018 Longines Press Release: Longines HydroConquest

    Quote Originally Posted by bcbcbck View Post
    not bad. it looks like more diver watch than now.
    Huh?

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    Re: BaselWorld 2018 Longines Press Release: Longines HydroConquest

    I think the new one looks a lot cleaner. I'm wondering if the indice dots are raised like the old one or not. Here is a copy and paste of the new one (top) from here and the old one (bottom) for comparison. And while not breaking any new ground, I like the new second hand with the circle--nicely weighted on both ends. I usually like a red arrow or pointer on a diver, or at least a contrast color on a second hand, but the old one didn't do it for me.



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    Re: BaselWorld 2018 Longines Press Release: Longines HydroConquest

    There are so many dive watches that look to me like subs, but not as classy. Unfortunately this feels like one of them.

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    Re: BaselWorld 2018 Longines Press Release: Longines HydroConquest

    I don't mind it at all. Didn't think the old model needed improvement, but this does look pretty good.
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