One of the Longines statements is 'Elegance is an attitude,' and this is perfectly expressed by the new Conquest Classic line. These watches include a number of time/date and chronograph versions, and they all share the elemental purity that has fuelled the marque's success for so many years. On the wrist, the watches feel beautifully balanced, a comfortable 40 or 41 millimetres for men's models, and 29.5 millimetres for the women's designs.
The range includes cases in steel and rose gold, or a combination of both, with silvered or black dial, and black alligator or steel/rose gold bracelets.
All have self-winding calibres
The Conquest Classic line has close connections to the world of horse-racing. Longines began making watches specifically for race-goers in about 1880, and today it is partner to some of the most prestigious race meetings in the world, including the Qatar Prix de Paris on 6 October, the Longines Jockey Club Cup in Hong Kong on 17 November, and the Longines International Races in the same city on 8 December. Longines is now also 'The Official Watch of Royal Ascot,' with an agreement signed in May 2013 running initially to 2017.
Walter von Känel, President of Longines, said, "This partnership with Ascot is a perfect vehicle for the promotion of the Longines values: elegance, tradition and performance. Values which we share with the institution of Ascot." The brand whose logo is a winged hourglass continues to ride high.