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Longines HydroConquest Watches

More About Longines Hydroconquest Watches  

Created in 1832 in Saint-Imier, the legendary Swiss watch brand Longines can say that it has a long tradition informed by the sophistication and technology of its models. These ideas are beautifully shown off by The Longines Sport Collection. The HydroConquest family is committed to providing both men and women with a high performance watch that blends technical wonder and beauty.  

Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal coats the dial that's given lovely applied Arabic numeral hour markers, finished with Super-LumiNova and coated with a date window at the 3 o'clock area. Water resistant to 300m, this timepiece has a Swiss automatic movement for truly amazing accuracy. A stunning piece of Swiss horology, this timepiece symbolises the company values of beauty and technological superiority.  

Longines has crafted a home for itself at Saint-Imier in Switzerland since 1832. Its technical quality shows a real love for history, sophistication and excellence. With years of experience as a partner for elite level sports events or as a sponsor of international sports federations, Longines is a member of the Swatch Group Ltd, the world’s biggest creator of watch products and watches.  

The brand recognised by all for its winged logo now has outlets in more than 150 nations. When, in 1832, Auguste Agassiz came into the world of watches, little could he have known that Longines would develop into one of the world’s most known brands. The man began a trading office created in St. Imier. He soon went to be the chief and the brand swapped names to Agassiz & Co. At this time, he was creating watches under the "établissage" banner, in which makers created from their home and gave their pieces to the range of trading offices.   

The Growth of Longines Watches  

The young man soon got in with a group of commercial friends, which gave him the option for him to sell his watches on other soils, in particular in the United States of America. In the 1850s, Ernest Francillon took over the brand. As the founder’s nephew, Francillon was serious about his role, frequently searching for methods to change the styles used in horology in the area.  

The young Francillon made a choice that it would make sense to try to mix the various stages that go into making a watch into one factory. Francillon’s idea was to make a place where he could put together and finish off each of his watches, bringing in some mechanisation. He therefore bought two pieces of land next to one another in 1866.  

Referred to by locals as Les Longines, Francillon took this name for the factory itself, which he ended up making there in 1867. With the aid of a young worker, he made the machines needed for crafting the best models. In the 1870s, Francillon’s choice of industrial proved a top one as the factory continued and grew until, in 1911, the Longines factory was the place of labour for more than 1,100 people, selling watches across the planet.  

The level of the research carried out at Longines led to a slew of prizes and recognition from across the industry. This is what led to the brand gaining such a solid reputation, winning more awards and prizes than any other watchmaker in the first quarter of the 20th century.  

Now, Longines is the oldest trademark or logo in continued use in its original style registered with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). In 1867, Longines was selling models with the winged hourglass logo on, using the name of “Longines” as a global sign of luxury.  

All in all, the Longines Hydroconquest family is a magnificent range of watches informed by iconic dive styles. With a wide variety of functions in addition to a timelessly beautiful style, the Hydroconquest models represent a real slice of the peak of contemporary watchmaking technology.

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Eric Adams
Associate Editor
Longines HydroConquest Watches
The Longines HydroConquest was designed and built for men and women who are on the market for a high-performance watch that has it all. This collection is equal parts technical and equal parts elegant. It made its debut back in 1832, but Longines has been releasing new and updated models throughout the years.
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