Longines Conquest V.H.P. Stefanie Graf & Andre Agassi Foundations watches


Longines - Charity Gala Dinner

For the past 10 years, Longines has been partners with legendary tennis players Andre Agassi and Stefanie Graf. The watchmaker has been closely involved with the couple, helping them with their respective charities Children for Tomorrow and The Andre Agassi Foundation for Education. To celebrate this anniversary, the Swiss brand has created ten special watch sets, each containing one men’s and one women’s model. The sets are currently available for purchase in an auction set to end on 2 July 2018 on Longines’ website. All of the proceeds will go towards the charities founded by the brand’s Ambassadors of Elegance. The winners of the auction will be personally presented with the timepieces by Stefanie Graf or Andre Agassi, during a visit to their respective foundations in Las Vegas or Hamburg.

The Conquest V.H.P. Stefanie Graf & Andre Agassi Foundations watches were officially unveiled at a special charity gala dinner held on 2 June 2018 at Paris’ iconic Musée Rodin. During the evening, Longines acquired the first pieces numbered 1/10 for an amount of $100,000. These two watches are displayed in the brand’s Museum, in Saint-Imier, Switzerland. The event saw the attendance of numerous high-profile guests from the worlds of sports, entertainment and media. It gave an opportunity for Longines, Andre Agassi and Stefanie Graf to reminisce about the high points of their 10-year partnership, especially in reference to the French Open at Roland Garros, of which the watchmaker is the Official Partner. The gala dinner was also a chance for the company to emphasize its support for the next generation of tennis players by inviting previous winners of the Longines Future Tennis Aces tournament who met Agassi and Graf for a second time, since both are actively participating in the program as honorary patrons.

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The first watch set, the pieces numbered 1/10, was acquired by Longines for an amount of $100,000

 

Now let’s move on to the watches themselves. Measuring 43 mm and 41 mm in diameter respectively, the men’s (L3.726.4.59.9) and women’s (ref. L3.716.0.87.9) Conquest V.H.P. Stefanie Graf & Andre Agassi Foundations timepieces are both made of steel and water resistant up to 50 meters. On the women’s model, the case is decorated with 70 diamonds. Both pieces feature solid casebacks engraved with limited edition number and logo of either Andre Agassi’s (men’s version) or Stefanie Graf’s (ladies’ version) foundation. The 43mm model has a black dial while the smaller watch features a beautiful white mother of pearl dial. Both dials feature orange accents – a nod to the iconic Parisian clay courts.

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The orange accents on the dial, strap and presentation box are a nod to the iconic Parisian clay courts

 

Inside each Conquest V.H.P. Stefanie Graf & Andre Agassi Foundations watch is the calibre L288.2. Developed exclusively for Longines, this super-precise quartz movement has an extreme accuracy of ± 5 seconds/year as well as an ability to reset its hands after an impact or exposure to a magnetic field. In addition, it also offers extended battery life and a perpetual calendar. Completing each timepiece is a black and orange rubber strap. The two models are presented in a special box featuring the Roland Garros colors.

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On the back of each model is the logo of either Andre Agassi’s (men’s version) or Stefanie Graf’s (ladies’ version) foundation

 

 

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