Longines, one of the longest-standing names in the world of watches, recently added new versions to the Hydroconquest Collection, which has been in the brand’s product line for about a decade. Here we are with the Longines Hydroconquest Ref. L3.718.104.22.168 model, which attracts attention with its unusual color palette and upgraded ceramic bezel insert.
The well-known brand, which can be called as the inventor of the neverendingly popular Heritage trend, continues to issue new versions for its contemporary collections as well as pleasing the Vintage design loving watch enthusiasts with new models produced in line with that hype. Here we have the Longines Hydroconquest Ref. L3.722.214.171.124 model from the acclaimed Hydroconquest Collection.
The new model is offered in a stainless-steel case that is designed with signature Hydroconquest Collection details. Measuring 41mm in diameter, the most remarkable feature of the case is the gray ceramic bezel insert employed in favor of the old aluminum insert. Featuring characteristic details like thick lugs and unique crown guards, the case is equipped with an anti-glare treated scratch resistant sapphire crystal on the front face and a solid stainless-steel case back with a stylish embossed Longines emblem on the rear face. The case is water resistant to 300 meters.
Another novelty spec feature of the model is its dial. Finished in anthracite with Sun Ray surface pattern, the dial is in harmony with the ceramic bezel insert color. The dial lay-out is classic Hydroconquest Collection style with three big Arabic numeral hour markers and a date display at 3’olock. All hands and indices are Super LumiNOVA coated for optimum legibility at every occasion.
The new model is powered by the Caliber L888.2 Based on the ETA 2892.2, self-winding movement beats at 25.200vph and offers 64 hours of power reserve when fully wound.
Longines Hydroconquest Ref. L3.7126.96.36.199 comes on a rubber strap designed in matching gray color. The strap, which is secured with a Longines signed folding clasp, is decorated with Longines logos on the inside and textured outside.