The New Conquest V.H.P. by Longines: Roland Garros 2017 Official Timekeeper

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Longines chose a symbolic location to announce the launch of their revisited icon: the Neuchâtel  Observatory, where the manufacturer presented the first quartz watch to achieve absolute precision in 1954. Longines has a history with quartz that’s made of innovation and technical prowess. They were the ones who equipped the legendary Chronocinégines, the instrument that pioneered chronometer technology.

Ever since, judges have had a film reel at their disposal with a series of shots down to 1/100th of a second that allow them to follow athletes’ movement when crossing the finish line. In 1984, with a quartz caliber, Longines gave the Conquest V.H.P. this technology and made it the first watch bracelet to achieve this record in precision. Today, over 30 years later, the label’s iconic timepiece is getting reinvented by combining ultra-precision, high technicality, and a sporty character all within the elegance that’s unique to Longines.

Now in 2017, the Conquest V.H.P. is getting equipped with a movement developed exclusively for Longines by manufacturer ETA. Ultra-precise for an analogue watch and its capacity to reset the hands after a shock or exposure to a magnetic field thanks to a GPD (gear position detection) system, these elements give the watch an uncommon status. In the purest Conquest spirit, these steel pieces adopt a sports line for a dynamic aesthetics. Even better, available in 3-hand, calendar (41 and 43 mm diameter cases) and chronograph (42 and 44 mm diameter cases) versions, a steel bracelet with complete security folding clasp closes this exceptional piece around the wrist. Discover it now.

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