Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase

With its rich equestrian heritage dating back to 1878, Longines was keen to celebrate one of the essential dimensions of the equestrian sports: elegance. Building on the success of the Conquest Classic line, the Swiss watch brand has come with a new chronograph with a moonphase display: the Conquest Classic Moonphase, subtly combining the brand’s watchmaking tradition, sports heritage and innate sense of sophistication. This model will appeal to those who are looking for a refined chronograph to be worn amidst the excitement of the most prestigious equestrian events all over the world.
The “Conquest” brand was patented through the WIPO on 25 May 1954. Since then this name has been used for many successful models produced by Longines across the years. The Conquest Classic collection has joined the brand’s other collections of classical beauty that have helped to make Longines’ reputation and success throughout the world. This line is dedicated to equestrian sports enthusiasts who are not willing to compromise on elegance.
With a diameter of 42 mm, this chronograph houses the self-winding mechanical chronograph movement L678. The case is available in steel, in steel and rose gold cap or in 18 carats rose gold.
The black or silvered dial is set with 9 applied indices coated with Super-LumiNova® and makes an elegantly contrasting background to the moonphase display.
It features the 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, the 24-hour indicator and the subdial for the seconds at 9 o’clock, as well as the 30-minute counter and the day-and-month display at 12 o’clock. 
The date is indicated by a half-moon central hand. Water-resistant to 5 bar, these models display a transparent case back through which its scintillating movement can be observed. These chronographs are fitted on a black alligator strap or a steel or steel and rose gold cap bracelet, all having a triple folding safety clasp.
Technical details
Model: Conquest Classic Moonphase

Reference numbers       
Steel models: L2.798.4.52/72.6   
Steel and 18k rose gold cap models: L2.798.5.52/72.7
18k rose gold models: L2.798.8.52/72.3/5

Caliber L678 (VAL 7751)
Mechanical self-winding movement
13¼ lines, 25 jewels, 28'800 vibrations per hours
Power reserve: 48 hours

Hours, minutes, small second and 24-hour indicator at 9 o’clock
Day of the week, month and moon phases
Date indicated by the half-moon central hand
- Central seconds sweep
- Dragging 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock
- Dragging 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock

Circular, Ø 42.00 mm
Steel, steel and 18k rose gold cap, 18k rose gold
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with several layers of anti-reflective coating
Screw-down case back with sapphire crystal
Water-resistant    : To 5 bar (50 meters)

Black, 9 applied indices, with Super-LumiNova®
Silvered, 9 applied indices, with Super-LumiNova®
Hands: Rhodium-plated or rose polished with Super-LumiNova® on hours and minutes hands

Steel, steel and 18k rose gold or black alligator. Triple safety folding clasp and push-piece opening mechanism

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