Longines Conquest 1/100th Alpine Skiing

Longines Conquest 1/100th Alpine Skiing

This Longines chronograph is precise to one hundredth of a second and dedicated to alpine skiing to mark the 2014/2015 season. As you might already know Longines is the Official Timekeeper of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup.

Since its debut in the alpine ski trials of 1933 at Chamonix, Longines has been faced with a number of challenges and has always succeeded in overcoming them to be able to comply with the highest standards of timekeeping for skiers’ performances. Each new innovation has allowed alpine skiers to enjoy a level of precision never witnessed before.

Walter von Känel, President of Longines:

“Please do not forget, that Longines shares over 80 years of emotion and adventure with alpine skiing competitions. You only have to mention Kitzbühel in 1978, where the Austrian skier Josef Walcher and Sepp Ferstl from Germany tied exactly to one hundredth of a second upon crossing the finish line of the famous Streif. It was a feat measured by Longines! We are very proud to have contributed towards developing the technology used in this discipline. It all started with the Chronoson Longines in 1948, before moving onto the first quartz chronograph in 1956 and now we are paying tribute to this rich heritage with our Conquest 1/100th Alpine Skiing chronograph!”

Walter von Känel, President of Longines
Walter von Känel, President of Longines

“The Longines Conquest 1/100th Alpine Skiing chronograph is specially designed alpine ski enthusiasts (but not only for them of course!) who are looking for a watch capable of measuring intermediate times from the starting gate to the finish line, gate by gate, to the hundredth of a second. For skiers plummeting down a difficult course at high speed, time is the real challenge, the variable that needs to be controlled in order to join the legends and leave a mark in the history books of the sport.”

 

Longines Conquest 1/100th Alpine Skiing

Longines Conquest 1/100th Alpine Skiing

 

The L440 quartz movement, developed and produced by ETA, includes a microcontroller with a flash memory that allows the watch to be reset instantly and split times to be recorded. With a diameter of 41mm the watch 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. The model is also fitted with a steel strap and a triple safety-folding clasp.

 

Longines Conquest 1/100th Alpine Skiing
Longines Conquest 1/100th Alpine Skiing

 

 

Longines Conquest 1/100th Alpine Skiing

 

Technical specifications

Reference numbers L3.700.4.56.6

Calibre Quartz chronograph movement L440

Functions Hours, minutes, seconds and date

Chronograph Central second hand and 1/100th of second hand (in red)

30-minute counter at 2 o’clock

12-hour counter at 10 o’clock

Case Round, Æ 41 mm, stainless steel

Screw-in case back

Screw-in crown with protective shoulder

Dial Black dial with 1 applied Arabic numeral and 11 applied indices with Super-LumiNova©

Small seconds at 6 o’clock

Date aperture at 4 o’clock

30-minute counter at 2 o’clock

12-hour counter at 10 o’clock

Hands Rhodium-plated

Red 1/100th of seconds’ hand

Water-resistant 300 meters

Glass Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating

Bracelet Stainless steel with triple safety folding clasp and push-piece opening mechanism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Dear Mr. Linz:
    Reading your blog has become one of my favorite daily activities. Just two points:
    1. I don’t like to see any quartz watches described in your articles. Please focus solely on mechanical watches.
    2. Please try to give a ballpark price for each watch you cover. It doesn’t matter in the case of Patek, Lange, Vacheron, Mille etc., since I’ll never be able to afford any of those. But short of those and their ilk, please give some idea of the price point, if not the actual price.
    Thank you for the steady flow of articles.

    • David, thank you for your compliment!
      1. Sorry, this is impossible…
      2. I will try to add more and more prices. Some times I simply don’t have them or they have changed, so I better not mention them. It’s a bit tricky but I will try to improve…

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