In celebration of the upcoming 44th FIS Alpine World Ski Championships (6–19 February 2017) in St. Moritz, Longines has created a new dedicated watch: the Conquest Classic FIS Alpine World Ski Championships St. Moritz 2017. With this timepiece, Longines is paying tribute to its historical connections with both the International Ski Federation and the alpine village of St. Moritz. As the International Ski Federation’s official partner, the Swiss watchmaker has for years made its sports timekeeping expertise available to the White Circus during the competitions such as the FIS World Cup and the Alpine World Ski Championships. The Swiss brand has a long and proud tradition of timekeeping for alpine races. Almost 100 years old, this tradition started when Longines provided the timekeeping equipment for the military ski races held in Saint-Imier on 13 January 1924.
The latest Longines timepiece is available in two versions: for him and for her. The two watches are the latest addition to the acclaimed Conquest Classic collection, a series renowned for its combination of sporty and elegant design. Featuring the colors of the 2017 World Ski Championships’ logo, both the men’s and women’s models are made for those with a passion for alpine skiing who wish to wear a timelessly elegant watch, while experiencing the thrill of World Championship races.
The men’s Conquest Classic FIS Alpine World Ski Championships St. Moritz 2017 has a 42mm stainless steel case. Water resistant to 50 meters, the case features a transparent saphire back decorated with the 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships logo. The watch has a blue dial with 9 applied indices and rhodium-plated hands. The indices and hours and minutes hands are filled with luminous material. At 6 o’clock we have the 12-hour counter combined with moonphase display. Positioned at 9 o’clock are the 24-hour indicator and small seconds counter, while the 30-minute counter and the day-and-month display are at 12 o’clock. Running around the edge of the dial, the date is indicated by a half-moon central hand. The watch is powered by the Caliber L678. The self-winding movement works at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and enables a power reserve of 48 hours. The new Longines timepiece comes on a sporty stainless steel bracelet with triple safety folding clasp.
The women’s Conquest Classic FIS Alpine World Ski Championships St. Moritz 2017 features a smaller 34mm steel case. Like with the men’s version, the case is water resistant to 50 meters and features a transparent caseback decorated with the 2017 World Ski Championships logo. However, the dial is much different than the one on the men’s models. The blue dial here is much simpler and more elegant, displaying only hours, minutes, seconds and date. The dial features 3 Arabic numerals and 8 applied indices. The numerals and indices, as well as the hours and minutes hands are filled with SuperLuminova. The lady’s Conquest Classic FIS Alpine World Ski Championships St. Moritz 2017 is also available with a stainless steel bracelet.