Elegance, tradition and performance – Longines celebrates its unique values with the new Conquest Classic line, beautifully championed by the Swiss horse rider Jane Richard, an Ambassador of Elegance since 2003. Longines’ love affair with equestrian sports dates back to 1878, when it manufactured a pocket chronograph with a jockey and his mount hand-engraved on the case back, a precious item showcased at the Longines Museum in St. Imier, Switzerland.
The passion shared by Longines since the late 18th century, continues across three main areas in the world of equestrian sports; show jumping, speed racing and endurance. Longines is not only the official timekeeper of The Longines Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead, Royal Ascot and the Royal meeting in the UK, it is also the timekeeper for numerous equestrian events worldwide, from France, Italy and Spain to the United Arab Emirates, China and Australia.
This year, Longines and the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) and Longines have signed a 10-year partnership in which the Swiss watchmaker has become its official timekeeper and official watch.
The Conquest Classic collection’s timepieces, all fitted with self-winding calibres, are proof of Longines’ 21st century commitment to equestrian sports. The Conquest Classic has hour, minute, seconds and date display, available in steel, rose gold or a combination of both. The numerals 12, 6 and 9 are applied on the black or silvered dial, giving the watch a sporty look. A glamorous reference for the ladies comes with a mother-of-pearl dial set with 12 diamonds, or a bezel set with 30 diamonds. Choose between a diameter of 29.5, 40 or 41mm. All chronograph models are fitted with the exclusive L688 column-wheel movement. It has the hour, minute and small seconds display at the 9 o’clock position, a centre sweep seconds, a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and a 12-hour counter at 6. The Conquest Classic is the perfect tribute to Longines’ love for equestrian sports.