Longines first introduced the Hydroconquest collection in 2007, as a diver’s collection. Today, the brand has extended its popular line of tool watches, with the launch of sleek designed Hydroconquest GMT, while taking inspiration from the water sports. The timepieces are presented in four dial colours - green, brown, black and blue, all enhanced with a sunray finish.
The HydroConquest GMT has a stainless steel case with a height of 12.9mm, which features alternating polished and satin-finished surfaces. It is equipped with a new unidirectional ceramic bezel. The dial features gilt or silvered polished hands and hour markers coated with Super-LumiNova, and a date window at 3 o’clock. The second timezone is indicated by a central hand with an arrow-tip and a 24-hour scale on the periphery.
At the heart of the HydroConquest GMT beats a new, Longines exclusive automatic movement. The Calibre L844.5 self-winding mechanical movement beats at 25,200 vibrations per hour, comes with a power reserve of 72 hours, and is equipped with a silicon-balance spring and other components made of non-magnetic materials. According to the brand, it is 10 times more resistant to magnetic fields than the ISO 764 standard requires. The timepieces are water resistant up to 300 metres.
Also, newly designed is the stainless steel bracelet with H-shaped links. It features a micro-adjusting clasp, which is a first for Longines. Complementing the colours of the dial, the HydroConquest GMT is also available with rubber and synthetic NATO straps.
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