A watch for adventure seekers, Longines has handed its Hydroconquest sports watch a GMT complication, revealing eight variations, each sporting a distinct colour scheme.
Housed within a 41 mm stainless steel case — available with the option of a bracelet fashioned from the same material, rubber or synthetic NATO strap — the Hydroconquest GMT’s “exclusive” L844 calibre beats at 25 200 vph (3.5 Hz), allowing for a power reserve of “up to” 72 hours. The automatic movement is equipped with a silicon balance spring and “innovative” non-magnetic components. Thanks to this, Longines says the self-winding unit is 10 times more resistant to magnetic fields than the ISO 764 standard. Of course, as this is a GMT watch, the complication allows its wearer to read two time zones.
However, the Hydroconquest GMT is built for not only crossing borders. “Made for modern-day adventurers and demanding sportsmen and women, this watch will accompany you wherever you go,” said Longines. And that includes the deep blue. The Hydroconquest remains true to its roots as a water sports-inspired timepiece, with a water-resistance rating of 300 metres.
The Hydroconquest GMT is priced from $2 675, which, at the current Rand-Dollar exchange rate, amounts to R50 540.