GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Lifestyle

 
  Share

Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2017: Longines has leveraged its outstanding expertise in quartz technology to create the ultimate high-precision wristwatch: the all-new Conquest V.H.P. This collection constitutes another milestone in the history of quartz timepieces, successfully incorporating many features of today's smart connected watches, such as ultra-precision, technical sophistication and a sporty feel, without any of the drawbacks, and all this while preserving the brand's signature elegance. The watch also has an in-built system that resynchronises the hands after exposure to a shock or a magnetic field, a world first that guarantees timekeeping which is as accurate as the new-generation quartz movement itself. Around 100 journalists from across the globe had the opportunity to see this technological breakthrough for themselves as part of a guided tour of the history of the watchmaking brand.

For Longines, the Conquest V.H.P. signals a return to a technology that it has pioneered and perfected over the years, especially in relation to its timekeeping activities. The global launch of the new Conquest V.H.P. (Very High Precision) was held at Neuchâtel Observatory, a setting as spectacular as the timepiece itself. It was also at this iconic venue that the first quartz clock by Longines set a series of precision records back in 1954. Some 100 journalists and influencers from around the world attended the unveiling of this collection that celebrates precision and perfection. In this intimate and informal setting, Mr Walter von Känel, President of Longines, and Mr Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice-President of Longines and International Marketing Director, accompanied guests on a fascinating journey through the history of Longines and its close relationship with quartz technology, from the very early days right through to the 2017 launch of the new Conquest V.H.P.

The global launch was also an opportunity to free guests, albeit briefly, from the confines of the hyperconnected world. The fact that smartphones were not permitted inside the Observatory meant that everyone was able to immerse themselves fully in the experience. A temporary museum erected under the Observatory's glass dome retold the Longines story and the many technical and technological innovations it has achieved during its history. Following a few explanatory words by the hosts, guests were led to a second room, a veritable cabinet of curiosities, to finally feast their eyes on the Conquest V.H.P. Outside the Observatory, a special interactive space was created where guests were able to take a much closer look at and handle the timepiece, as well as chat to Longines management. All in all, a fitting end to this very special presentation.

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 long series of precision records at the Neuchâtel Observatory. It was housed in the mythical Chronocinégines, 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 wristwatch conceived to be mass-produced. 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 is now presenting its new Conquest V.H.P., equipped with a movement developed by the ETA manufacturing company 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. In its own way, and compared to connected watches whose disadvantages in terms of waves and recharging batteries it does not have, the Conquest V.H.P. has positioned itself as the standard-bearer of extreme precision.

These steel 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 bracelet with a folding safety clasp completes this exceptional piece.


Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 26779 times
Posted on : Monday, March 13, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Invigorate your eye care routine with FOREO's next generation eye massager, IRIS
Next Story : Furless Electrolysis Permanent Hair Removal Centre Grand Launch
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
LG Q6 Brings Fullvision Display To New Smartphone Lineup
LG's Connected Technology Puts the World at Your Fingertips During Your Holiday ...
Chaumet est une fête - Chaumet is a feast : High Jewellery Collection HJ 2017
New Collections at Grand Optics for Summer 2017
Elemis new products review
ICONIC Renews Association with Varun Dhawan and Amy Jackson
PUMA Football Launch 23 New Club Kits
Ulysse Nardin Jade “Lionfish”
Chloé eyewear - Vintage inspiration, luxurious details & a seventies feel.
Salvatore Ferragamo Eyewear New Collection
Top Ten in GC for UAE Team Emirates' Meintjes After Stage 12 of Le Tour
UAE among the top spenders globally on beauty products forking out $239 per capi...
SAINT HONORE Charisma Twist is Ideal for the Stylish Lady
True Blue: Kiehl's Beloved Blue Herbal Formula Continues 50 Year Crusade Against Acne
NRI Teenager awarded India's Most Distinctive Global Indians Award
Louis Moinet: Jurassic Watch - A 150-million year heritage on your wrist
Winners of Joyalukkas 60 KG gold, 60 days of winnings announced in last few days...
LG OLED TV Wins Fourth Consecutive CE Week TV Shootout Title
BAUME & MERCIER: A leather with a promising future for Petite Promesse
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority Reports Double-Digit Year-on-Year V...
Chef Tarek Turns on a Cooking Masterclass in Dubai Using Fresh Australian Produce
Half A Million Unskilled Workers Work at Construction Sites in Dubai Urged to Co...
Abu Dhabi Tops Leading UK Travel Firm's “Most Wanted” List for 2017
Bubble lines in mother-of-pearl and superluminova add sparkle to summer
Sadia's Waste Less Campaign Helps 4000 Families Across UAE, KSA and Kuwait
alice + olivia Fall Winter 2017
ADNOC Distribution Opens Seah Al Saram Service Station in Fujairah
Marks & Spencer Launches Back To School Collection - Rule Back to School
Alstom presents to RTA a full size train Mock-up for the Route 2020 project in Paris
Find Your Zen With Yoga at The Green Planet This Summer
Dust allergy should be closely monitored during the summer months
Zadig & Voltaire Fall Winter 2017: Men and Women
JCDecaux Strengthens Its Presence in the Middle East With a New Street Furniture...
Dubai Customs' nursery and Daycare graduates 22 children
Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Signs Two Cooperation Agreements with A...
TKD Lingerie: Tips for a pain-free swimwear season in style from
Jewel Corner Unveils A Stunning Kiosk In Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi
Real Estate Registration Trustees Offices contribute to the total increase of Du...
B4U Plus Ranked Top Asian Channel in The Middle East
First Cohort of Students Graduates from Emirates Institute for Banking and Finan...
Al-Futtaim Motors launches “Up to 20% Down payment on Us” purchase campaign
Al Maya Group participates in Africa Big 7 Show
Jurassic Watch - A 150-Million Year Heritage on Your Wrist
Abu Dhabi Summer Season Stakeholders Set for Emirate-Wide Programme of Entertainment
‘Dubai Culture' Launches ‘Our Summer is filled with Culture & Arts' 2017 Program...
Beat the heat this summer with the must-have coolers and smoothies by 800 DEGREE...
The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi Offers Football Fans an Epic FIFA Club ...
P&O Ports Agrees Lease Deal for Port de Sète, to serve South of France
‘Better Surprises' promotion from Better Life during Dubai Summer Surprises prov...
Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre Opens Nominations for 5th Edition of Is...