With Aquatic Adventures and sporty excursions in mind, Longines released the HydroConquest GMT, a precision instrument with style
When Longines first introduced the HydroConquest collection to the public in 2007, it marked a significant milestone for the esteemed winged hourglass watchmaker. This launch represented a pivotal moment in the brand’s history as it expanded its portfolio to include a range of sports watches. The HydroConquest series quickly established itself as a true benchmark for sport watches, offering a contemporary dive watch that combined practical features with Longine’s trademark elegance.
Several renditions later and Longines is once again pushing the boundaries of its iconic HydroConquest collection by introducing a new range of HydroConquest GMT models. This addition is a first for the emblematic collection. By introducing a GMT complication, wearers can display the time in two different time zones simultaneously. Longines notably pioneered the application of this concept on wristwatches back in 1925.
The HydroConquest GMT watches are tailored for modern-day adventurers and sports enthusiasts alike, offering not only practicality but also a touch of style that’s unmistakably Longines. For this new generation of watches, Longines has fused retro-inspired design with the latest technological advances. Inside the 41mm diameter stainless-steel case back an exclusive Longines GMT movement—the Calibre L844.5. This movement boasts an impressive power reserve of up to 72 hours.
Aesthetically, the HydroConquest GMT models stand out with their new unidirectional notched ceramic bezel, equipped with a luminescent capsule and a screw-in crown. The blend of polished and satin-finished surfaces adds just the right amount of sophistication.
Not to be overshadowed by their technical prowess, the HydroConquest GMT models are also a testament to Longines’ commitment to aesthetics and attention to detail. Every aspect of these timepieces, from the case to the bracelet, has been carefully considered.
Take, for instance, the sunray dials, which comes in four variations: black with gray and orange accents, blue with aquamarine accents, brown and bright olive green, both with gold accents. The dials also incorporate a two-tone 24-hour scale for enhanced functionality. The hands and hour-markers are coated with Super-LumiNova, ensuring readability under various lighting conditions.
Other distinctive elements—such as the round markers at 6 and 9 o’clock as wells as a triangular marker at 12 o’clock—further contribute to the unique character of each HydroConquest GMT model. There’s a date window at 3 o’clock to enhance everyday usability, while the arrow-shaped GMT indicator, matching the dial’s color accents, showcases the watch’s attention to detail and precision.
These timepieces are not merely about style—they are built to perform in challenging environments. With a water resistance rating of up to 30 bar (300 meters), the HydroConquest GMT models are ready for aquatic adventures. Longines’ commitment to comfort and wearability shines through in the stainless-steel bracelet, which features redesigned H-shaped links for durability and a micro-adjusting clasp for a personalized fit.
For those who prefer alternative styles on the wrist, blue or black rubber straps, equipped with micro-adjusting folding clasps, offer both comfort and flexibility. And if you seek an even more distinctive look, Longines offers several NATO strap options.
Since its inception, the HydroConquest collection have represented a true benchmark in the world of sports watches. And now, with the addition of the HydroConquest GMT models, Longines continues to blend innovation, functionality and style for the modern adventurer and sports enthusiast.
TEXT ANINDYA DEVY
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