[India], Dec 1 (NewsVoir): Longines launched its Conquest V.H.P. (Very High Precision) line in India with actor Harshvardhan Kapoor in the Longines Boutique at UB City. The Conquest V.H.P. collection represents a new achievement in the field of quartz, combining great precision, high technicality and a sporty look, marked by the brand's elegance.
Harshvardhan visited the Longines boutique on November 30 located in one of the most popular locations in Bengaluru, UB City. This boutique has the latest Longines collection on display that includes iconic timepieces of the brand as well as the new models.
"I have always valued Longines timepieces and when I heard about the uniqueness of the Conquest V.H.P., the admiration for the brand went a couple of notches higher. It is amazing how a company with more than 185 year of heritage still innovates while keeping its elegance untouched. Thank you for letting me be a part of this celebration and inviting me to this beautiful boutique that truly reflects the values and ethos of the brand," he said on the occasion of the launch.
Longines' history with quartz has been one full of technical innovation and feats. In 1954, the brand developed a first quartz clock, which would quickly set a precision record at the Neuchâtel Observatory. It was housed in the mythical Chronocinegines, an instrument that became a pioneer in the history of timekeeping, as it provided judges with a film strip composed of a series of prints at 1/100th of a second, allowing them to follow the movement of the athletes at the moment they crossed the finish line.
In 1969, technological mastery led Longines to reveal the Ultra-Quartz, the first quartz movement designed for wristwatches. A huge stride was made in 1984 with the quartz calibre fitted in the Conquest V.H.P., setting a precision record for that time.
As an extension of these historic milestones, the winged hourglass brand presents its new Conquest V.H.P., equipped with a cutting-edge movement developed exclusively for Longines. This movement is renowned for its high degree of precision for an analog watch (± 5 s/yr) and its ability to reset its hands after an impact or exposure to a magnetic field, using the GPD (gear position detection) system. These attractive features are likely responsible for its exceptional movement status, to which a very long battery life and a perpetual calendar must be added.
In the true essence of Conquest, the ultimate sports line, this exceptional timepiece brings together high technicality and dynamic aesthetic. The Conquest V.H.P. has thus positioned itself as the standard-bearer of extreme precision.
These steel or black PVD watches are available in the 3 hands/calendar (41 and 43 mm diameter cases) and chronograph (42 and 44 mm diameter cases) versions. 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. On each model, changes are made using the intelligent crown, while the E.O.L. indicator can preventatively signal the end of battery life.
The Conquest V.H.P. collection models display blue, carbon, silvered or black dials. A steel or black PVD bracelet or a blue or black rubber watch strap completes these exceptional timepieces.
Based in Saint-Imier, Switzerland since 1832, Longines watchmakers enjoy an expertise steeped in tradition, elegance and performance. With generations of experience as the official timekeeper for world championships, and as a partner of international sports federations, Longines has created strong and long-lasting relationships in the world of sports, over the years. Known for the elegance of its timepieces, Longines is a member of Swatch Group Ltd., the world's leading watchmaker. The Longines brand, with its winged hourglass emblem, is established in over 150 countries. (NewsVoir)