The Longines Conquest V.H.P rides the athleisure wave with new sporty models

The Longines Conquest V.H.P rides the athleisure wave with new sporty models

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Text: Angelyn Kwek

Go forth and conquer with the new Conquest V.H.P by Longines

It would seem the ever-trending athleisure look has spilled over to horology from the fashion end of things, and even the most traditional of watchmakers are picking up on some street style savvy the millennial crowd can totally appreciate. In a blend of street style-meets-sports watch, the Conquest V.H.P by Longines introduces two new novelties that rock this very aesthetic, bringing out the essence of its ultimate sports range by combining great precision and high technicality with a modern, stylish edge.

Iconic for being the superlative quartz-powered timepiece with a lineage that set records and won awards, the new chronograph pair lives up to the Conquest V.H.P name with an exclusively developed movement that's in a class of its own. Besides being precise to the nth degree, the calibre has the ability to reset its hands after an impact or exposure to a magnetic field thanks to its Gear Position Detection system, on top of housing a very long battery life. The exceptional movement even lends an element of user-friendliness to the watch as an intelligent crown controls all of its functions for ease of use.

Marked by the maison's unique brand of elegance, its technical grit is balanced out with a sleek exterior of steel or black PVD carbon, matched with a blue dial for the former and a carbon fibre dial for the latter. Typically outfitted in a steel bracelet, these new Conquest V.H.Ps now come with rubber straps — hello, said sporty street style aspect — adding a relaxed vibe and completing the athleisure look. Watch #OOTDs, anyone?

The new Longines Conquest V.H.P will debut at Baselworld 2018.