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Longines Conquest V.H.P. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Four years after the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Longines will once again be Official Partner and Timekeeper of this international multi-sport event which will be held from the 4th to the 15th of April 2018 in Australia. On this occasion, a special edition of the Conquest V.H.P was created.

As Official Partner and Timekeeper of the XXI Commonwealth Games, Longines launches the Conquest V.H.P. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. This special edition is meant as a tribute to this multi-sport event where athletes from 70 Commonwealth nations and territories will gather.

Conquest V.H.P. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Conquest V.H.P. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games © Longines

The Conquest V.H.P. represents a new achievement in the field of quartz, combining great precision, high technicality and a sporty look, marked by the brand’s unique elegance. Based on its many years of experience with quartz, Longines is revisiting a success story from the 80s. With the Conquest V.H.P. (Very High Precision), it is marking a return to a technology in which it was a pioneer and expert, particularly through its timekeeping activities.

Conquest V.H.P. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

© Longines

The Conquest V.H.P. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games is equipped with an exclusive movement 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 timepiece brings together high technicality and dynamic aesthetic. The Conquest V.H.P. has thus positioned itself as the standard-bearer of extreme precision.

Conquest V.H.P. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Zoom in on the dial and the crown of the watch © Longines

Bearing the colours of this great international sporting event’s brightly colourful logo and blue koala mascot, the Conquest V.H.P. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games model boasts a black dial with a red V.H.P. mention, orange indexes and blue accents on the watch hands, dial and flange indexes. The steel watch 43-mm-diameter caseback displays an engraving of the Gold Coast 2018 logo with the mention “Gold Coast 2018 XXI Commonwealth Games”. A steel bracelet with a folding safety clasp completes this piece.

The brand

Based in St. Imier since 1832, Longines has a long tradition in watchmaking, characterised by the elegance of its watches. Using expertise gained as the company has evolved, Longines has gradually forged ties with the world of sport, where it demonstrates its excellence in precision timekeeping. Today, Longines is the oldest brand still in business, unchanged, in the international registers held by the World Intellectual Property Organization...

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