Sunday, May 1, 2016

Longines Conquest Roland Garros

To mark the 10th edition of Roland Garros since the beginning of Longines’ partnership with the FFT, the Swiss watchmaking brand Longines is honouring sport fans by launching a Conquest Roland Garros ladies model, specially designed to celebrate the prestigious clay court Paris tournament. This new chronograph is sure to delight sportswomen who seek to wear a timepiece that combines dynamism and performance without compromising elegance, like Longines Ambassador of Elegance Stefanie Graf, six-time winner of the French Open, who enthusiastically supported the development of the watch.

Longines has been the Official Partner and Timekeeper of the Roland Garros tournament since 2007. This long-lasting, ten-year partnership with the prestigious event naturally led the brand to launch a dedicated chronograph in 2015, the Conquest 1/100th Roland Garros. This model generated considerable interest, notably from Stefanie Graf, Longines Ambassador of Elegance, who sought to have the brand issue a model designed for elegant female tennis fans who, like herself, consider the French Open as one of the most iconic events on the international circuit.
Stirred by the enthusiasm shown by the six-time French Open winner, Longines launched the Conquest Roland Garros ladies model this year, a watch that encapsulates both the dynamic aesthetic of a sports watch and the classical elegance of the winged hourglass brand. Designed in the spirit of the men’s Conquest 1/100th Roland Garros model, this chronograph boasts a sunray pattern anthracite dial coupled with orange accents on the watch hands, dial and flange indexes subtly hinting at the emblematic clay courts of Roland Garros. The watch caseback displays an engraved logo of the event.
With its 36-mm diameter, this steel model displays the hours, minutes and seconds, along with a 1/10th of a second counter at 2 o’clock, a date window at 4 o’clock, small seconds at 6 o’clock and a 30-minute counter at 10 o’clock. Water-resistant up to 30 bar (300 metres), it houses a L538 quartz movement and features 11 applied indexes and an Arabic numeral at 12 o’clock. This model is mounted on a steel bracelet with folding clasp.

Technical details
Conquest Roland Garros
Reference numbers    L3.379.4.79.6

Movement
Quartz chronograph movement L538
   
Functions   
Hours, minutes, seconds and date
Chronograph
Central second hand (in orange)
1/10th of a second counter at 2 o’clock
30-minute counter at 10 o’clock

Case   
Round, 36 mm, stainless steel
Screw-in case back
Screw-in crown with protective shoulder
Commemorative engraving “Roland Garros Paris” on the back
Water-resistant: 30 bar (300 meters)  
Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating

Dial   
Anthracite dial with 1 applied Arabic numeral and 11 applied indices
Date aperture at 4 o’clock
Small seconds at 6 o’clock
1/10th of a second counter at 2 o’clock
30-minute counter at 10 o’clock
Rhodium-plated flange

Hands   
Rhodium-plated (hour and minute hands)
Orange (Central second hand, 1/10th of a second counter at 2 o’clock and 30-minute counter at 10 o’clock)
   
Bracelet   
Stainless steel with triple safety folding clasp and push-piece opening mechanism

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