Longines revisits the 80s with new sports quartz offering

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Watch brand Longines is revisiting its successful Conquest V.H.P. (Very High Precision) with a new quartz timepiece.

The Conquest V.H.P. aims to build on quartz technology and hopes to combine precision, high technicality and a sporty look.

The new collection, launched at the Neuchâtel Observatory, is equipped with a movement developed by the ETA manufacturing company exclusively for Longines.

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This movement is designed for with a high degree of precision for an analog watch (± 5 s/yr) in mind and its ability to reset its hands after an impact or exposure to a magnetic field, using the GPD (gear position detection) system.

The steel watches are available in the three hands/calendar (41 and 43 mm diameter cases) and chronograph (42 and 44 mm diameter cases) versions.

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The chronograph displays hours, minutes and seconds, a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, a 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock and a 60-second counter in the centre.

Longines has a long association with quartz watches, having developed the first quartz clock with atomic precision in 1954.

In 1969, technological mastery led Longines to reveal the Ultra-Quartz, the first quartz wristwatch conceived to be mass-produced.

The Conquest V.H.P. was initially designed as a milestone in quartz technology and timekeeping precision in 1984.

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