It’s well-known that the Swatch Group, both by means of Omega (with the Olympics) or Longines, has an extended custom of being the official timekeeper of sports activities occasions. Not too long ago, Longines has introduced the renewal of its presence as the Official Accomplice and Timekeeper of the 2022 Commonwealth Video games. And within the body of this collaboration, the model goes daring and much more putting than common, with a highly-colourful restricted version watch. Meet the brand new Longines HydroConquest XXII Commonwealth Video games.
The Commonwealth Video games may not have the identical aura because the Olympics, it stays however a significant sports activities occasion, with athletes from over 70 Commonwealth nations and territories competing towards one another. As defined by the model, “the story between Longines and the Commonwealth Video games started previously century, with the 1962 Video games in Perth (Australia). It continued with the 2014 version in Glasgow (Scotland) and 2018 version in Gold Coast (Australia). A brand new milestone was set in 2020 with the conclusion of a historic partnership, by which the model will proceed to make use of its timekeeping experience within the 2022, 2026 and 2030 Video games.” And as such, Longines would be the Official Accomplice and Timekeeper of the 2022 Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham (England), from 28 July to eight August this yr.
To rejoice its presence, Longines is unveiling fairly an surprising watch, which actually breaks the norm and the traditional look that’s used on the usual manufacturing variations of the watch used as a base for the restricted version, the HydroConquest. The traditional dive watch of Longines, with trendy design (perceive a watch that isn’t a part of the Heritage assortment and never primarily based on a classic watch) and dependable mechanics, it has been up to date in 2018 with refreshed dial and extra resistant supplies.
The bottom, the 41mm HydroConquest Automated, is right here reworked fairly radically concerning its color scheme. Utilizing the vivid colors of the occasion emblem as an inspiration, each the dial and the bezel go rainbow-mode, with inserts of vibrant colors for the 60-minute scale on the bezel and the minute observe on the dial. Touches of color are additionally discovered on the seconds hand and across the date window.
Apart from that, the fundamentals of the HydroConquest are saved intact on this XXII Commonwealth Video games version. The stainless-steel case, measuring 41mm in diameter, combines brushed and polished surfaces, is provided with screw-down crown and caseback, a well-protected crown and an anti-reflective sapphire crystal on prime. All of that ensures a 300m water-resistance and the indispensable uni-directional bezel is provided with a black polished ceramic insert.
Inside is the Calibre L888.5 (often known as the ETA A31.L11), an automated proprietary motion with a 3.5Hz frequency, 72-hour energy reserve and an anti-magnetic silicon balance-spring. The watch is worn on a chrome steel bracelet closed by a double safety folding clasp with an built-in diving extension.
The Longines HydroConquest XXII Commonwealth Video games is a restricted version of two,022 items and retails for GBP 1,600 or EUR 1,900. For extra particulars, please go to longines.com.