Fans of Swiss luxury watchmaker Longines will be quick to point out that this is not an entirely new product being unveiled, but an updated version of one of the brand’s best-selling sports models, theHydroconquest. Yes, what you are seeing is the lastHydroconquestmodel that comes with subtle changes from its predecessor, such as a new ceramic bezel, a material known for its resistance to scratches. It’s modern, sleek, with a design backed by decades of tradition the 187-year-old brand is known for.
Let’s start with the function. It’s a watch built for diving (hence its name), thanks to a water resistance of up to 300 meters, fitted with a double-safety folding clasp that’s armed with an integrated diving extension for those who opt for the leather strap. stainless steel. However, that doesn’t stop it from being used as an everyday beater, especially if you’re currently looking for a sports watch that packs solid good looks at a price point that won’t break the bank. Promoted by the movements of ETA andGauge L888.2, theHydroconquestIt comes with a 64-hour power reserve, which means it will still run on a Monday if you decide to switch to a different watch over the weekend.
Aside from function, the beauty of the watch lies in the simplified design of the dial, with the rhodium-plated hands and hour markers fitted withSuper-LumiNova technology that allows it to glow in the dark, contrasting beautifully with the colored spheres. Apart from the newgray, the clock also comes withBlackorBluesunray dials, so there is sure to be one that appeals to you. Yes, the chunky stainless steel watch comes in a 41mm or 43mm version, which are the perfect sizes for a sports watch for both men and women.
Even the strap has been updated, with a new Rubber material that offers high levels of comfort, in a complementary color to match the dial. Or you can just get the ones that come with the metal bracelets that come in a stellar mix of Brushed and Polished steel. How much, you ask? If your guess was well above5000 SGD, take that and split it in half, likeHydroconquesthas a price of$2390for both sizes (41mm or 43mm), which at present is certainly good value for money. Intrigued to know more? This watch is now available at Longines boutiques (Marina Bay Sands or Wisma Atria), as well as at select dealers and retailers.