Longines revives an ‘80s icon with the new Conquest V.H.P collection
Harkening back to the glory days of quartz movements with an icon borne from the '80s, Longines spins a new chapter in its legacy with the launch of the Conquest V.H.P, marking a return to the game-changing technology that revolutionised the horology scene. A pioneer and innovator in harnessing the capabilities of quartz-based calibres, the maison now builts upon its expertise to present a new level of achievement in the field — combining superlative precision with technical excellence, crafted to the tune of the brand's unique elegance.
Rightly bearing the acronym that stands for Very High Precision, the collection takes its cues from famed predecessors such as the 1954 Chronocinégines, the 1969 Ultra-Quartz timepiece —the first quartz wristwatch to be mass-marketed — and the original Conquest watch from 1984, which set the record for precision during the decade. Equipped with a new movement developed exclusively for Longines, the L288.2 calibre powers the classic analog watches, while the L289.2 calibre beats beneath the chronograph editions. Distinctly exceptional, the movements boast a gear position detection system that has the ability to reset the hands following an impact or exposure to a magnetic field, thereby maintaining an unerring stability.
Backed by a long battery life that sustains its timekeeping and perpetual calendar functions, the sports-centric pieces are outfitted in stainless steel frames with dials denoted in discreet V.H.P inscriptions that allude to its heritage as part of the Longines Conquest family. Brimming with an undeniable dynamism, this '80s-inspired reinvention is extreme precision that leapfrogs ahead of the pack.
The new Conquest V.H.P collection is available at Longines boutiques.