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Longines Conquest 1/100th Alpine Skiing

Longines Conquest 1/100th Alpine Skiing

Longines Conquest 1/100th Alpine Skiing

In our story about Brianna Macdonald, we mentioned the new Longines Conquest 1/100th Alpine Skiing, the official Longines watch of the 2014/2015 Alpine Skiing season.┬áLet’s take a look at what makes this watch special, besides its connection with the most noble of the winter sports.

Longines has a long history of timekeeping for sporting performances, going back to as far as 1878 and this year, they’ve announced a new chronograph, specially developed to meet the high timekeeping precision required by some of the sports.

Powered by the new ETA quartz chronograph movement, developed exclusively for Longines, the L440 is capable of showing the time to one hundredth of a second. It includes a microcontroller with a flash memory that allows the watch to be reset instantly and split times to be recorded.

Longines Conquest 1/100th Alpine Skiing.

Longines Conquest 1/100th Alpine Skiing.

With a diameter of 41mm, this bright steel model has a black dial that displays the hour, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock, the date and chronographic functions: a central seconds hand, a 30 minutes counter at 2 o’clock and a 12 hours counter at 10 o’clock. The hand in red displays time to one hundredth of a second and is the watch’s crowning glory at the centre. The model is also fitted with a steel strap and a┬átriple safety folding clasp.

A particularity of the Alpine Skiing model is the black dial with the stainless steel applied Arabic numeral and 11 applied indices, separating it from the Conquest 1/100th Horse Racing, which has a silver dial.

It is expected to retail for $1,550 and it should hit the shelves of Canadian authorized dealers in a the next couple of weeks.

More about Longines at www.longines.com

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