High precision timing
Longines unveils a new model to add to its Conquest collection, a name borne by many of the brand’s successful pieces over the years: Conquest 1/100th Horse Racing. "Longines, timekeeper for sporting performances since the end of the 19th Century, is launching a new line of watches that have been specially created for sports which require high precision timing. The Conquest 1/100th series responds to the needs of athletes, professionals and sports fans, besides many others, since it measures multiple intermediary times and has an intuitive analogue display that shows the time to one hundredth of a second using a separate hand. All of this is possible thanks to the latest generation of quartz movement developed exclusively for Longines by ETA", the company says.
Just like the original model from 1878, this watch is aimed at everyone involved in the world of flat horse racing from trainers seeking to assess the current fitness of their horses to performance-oriented jockeys, owners, purchasers of future champions and passionate spectators gathered around the racecourse.
The demands required for Longines to reach such an extreme level of precision have led to the development of a new
unique quartz movement, the L440. This new model includes a microcontroller with a flash memory that allows the
watch to be reset instantly and allows intermediary times to be recorded. With a diameter of 41 mm, this bright steel model has a silver face that displays hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o'clock, the date and other chronographic functions: a central seconds hand, a 30-minute stopwatch at 2 o'clock and a 12-hour stopwatch at 10 o'clock. The model is also fitted with a steel bracelet and a butterfly clasp.