Longines’ HydroConquest GMT family expands with three new members

The line is now available in new green, black, and blue colours and larger size of 43mm
In 2023, Longines strengthened its HydroConquest collection, which was initially launched in 2007, with a series of GMT models in new design and 41mm cases. Now, extending the same GMT line, the brand has added three more stainless steel references appearing in three different dial colours - green, black, and blue, and a larger case size of 43mm. 

The latest editions feature a unidirectional rotating diving bezel, screw-in crown and screw-down caseback, they are water-resistant to 30 bar and equipped with an exclusive Longines time zone calibre. The circular indices at six and nine o'clock as well as a triangle instead of twelve provide additional orientation and are complemented by a date window at three o'clock. A 24-hour scale is stamped in two colours on the flange on the edge of the dial. An arrow pointer points to this every 24 hours.

HydroConquest GMT Ref. - L3.890.4.06.6 L3.890.4.06.6

The functionality comes from the exclusive Longines automatic caliber L844.5. It is equipped with a silicon coil spring and innovative components made from non-magnetic materials. The movement therefore offers ten times greater magnetic field resistance than the standard set by the ISO 764 standard. The movement works at a frequency of 25,200 vibrations per hour and offers 72 hours of autonomy.

HydroConquest GMT Ref. - L3.890.4.96.6 L3.890.4.96.6

The movement works behind a solid stainless steel screw back, while on top a sapphire crystal with multiple anti-reflective coatings on both sides provides a clear view of the dial. The water sports function is underlined by the fluted, unidirectional rotating diving bezel , which has a minute scale on a ceramic inlay.

HydroConquest GMT Ref. - L3.890.4.56.6 L3.890.4.56.6

The new HydroConquest GMT models are worn on stainless steel bracelets with H-shaped links or on rubber straps in blue or black. For a high level of wearing comfort, all bracelets are equipped with safety folding clasps and fine adjustment. The watches cost Rs. 2,92,000 (approx.) with a stainless steel strap and Rs. 2,70,000 (approx.) with a rubber strap.

HydroConquest GMT caseback

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