Longines Conquest Classic

The Longines Conquest Classic is the ultimate in contemporary men’s watches and after sampling the piece at The Watch Gallery, it’s easy to see why. We break down one of our favourite watches on the current market.

Too often, a sports watch backs itself into a horological corner. Too feature-focused and it becomes sports-specific, unusable outside of the usual spheres of diving, swimming or hiking without you looking like a Bear Grylls-wannabe; too luxurious and you’re left with another dress watch in a sportswear shell, not too dissimilar to that bloke at the gym in his finest gear that has no desire to even break a sweat. Hitting a happy medium could be an impossible task – until now.

Enter the Longines Conquest Classic: a smart option for the man who needs absolute versatility in a steel sports watch. Optimum performance is paired with technical proficiency without trying too hard – indeed, Longines know what they’re good at and as a result, never renege on a promise.

The use of stainless steel and sapphire crystal glass provides absolute durability alongside an innovative triple folding clasp. Furthermore, the silver dial is an inspired touch; classic white has been done to death whilst an all-black dial can often provide too much impact if paired with a suit – silver strikes the perfect chord between both. Feature wise, the Conquest Classic doesn’t forget it’s a sports watch with luminescent hands and markers for increased visibility, a date aperture at 3 o’clock and traditional moon phase facility.

All in all, this incredible piece is a fine example of Swiss craftsmanship and now, you too can owe your own. Courtesy of our friends at Longines, one lucky winner will recieve a Conquest Classic worth £2,210 to celebrate their status as official timkeeper of Royal Ascot. To enter, simply click here and answer the question – good luck!