Longines celebrates the 70th anniversary of its iconic Conquest collection with the introduction of the new 38mm Conquest Heritage Central Power Reserve. Inspired by a late 1950’s model, this timepiece showcases technical prowess and timeless elegance. The innovative power reserve display, using rotating discs exclusive to the brand, reveals the watch’s remaining running time. The central uncoiling disc indicates the power reserve on the external coiling disc, creating a continuous aesthetic change on the dial.
The Conquest collection, the first Longines line to gain protection for its name in 1954, symbolizes a daring and creative spirit. Originally associated with sports and achievement, the line expanded in 1959 with a distinctive power reserve indicator, featuring rotating discs in the center of the dial. That is the design motif that inspired this newest watch.
The three-part dial, available in champagne, anthracite, or black, features applied faceted hour markers. The characteristic circles motif and a circular thread separating the minute track complement the date window at 12:00. The hour and minute hands, coated with Super-LumiNova®, enhance the look. The redesigned 38 mm steel case, featuring satin-finished and polished surfaces, boasts a box sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment. The lugs have been redesigned for optimal ergonomics and comfort.
Powering the Conquest Heritage Central Power Reserve is the exclusive Longines L896.5 caliber, visible through the transparent screw-down case back. With a silicon balance-spring and high-tech components, this self-winding mechanical movement surpasses the ISO 764 benchmark standard in magnetic resistance. The watch is sold with either a black or gray leather strap depending on the model. It retails for $3,800.