Skip to main content

The Manual may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.

Longines debuts Conquest Collection anniversary watch that’s a ’50s throwback

Longines reveals a retro 70th anniversary Conquest Collection watch

Longines Conquest Heritage close up face
Longines

Longines watches are renowned for their timeless elegance and technical excellence. Now, the brand is commemorating the 70th anniversary of its iconic Conquest collection with a remarkable tribute: the Conquest Heritage Central Power Reserve. This new timepiece pays homage to an iconic model from the late 1950s, echoing the brand’s rich history while infusing it with modern innovation.

Longines Conquestion Heritage watch
Longines

The Longines Conquest Heritage Central Power Reserve

The Conquest Heritage Central Power Reserve stands as a testament to Longines’ pioneering spirit when it comes to watches for men. Inspired by the original model, this watch features a distinctive central power reserve indicator, a rarity in the world of horology. The power reserve is elegantly displayed on rotating discs at the center of the dial, offering a unique and poetic interpretation of the passage of time.

The Longines Conquest Heritage Central Power Reserve: Technical specifications

Crafted from stainless steel, this Longines watch boasts a round case with a diameter of 38.00 mm and a thickness of 12.30 mm, ensuring a perfect balance of sophistication and wearability. The scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, with an anti-reflective coating on both sides, protects the dial while providing excellent visibility. With a water resistance of up to 5 bar, this timepiece is as functional as it is stylish.

Three different dial shades

The dial of the Conquest Heritage Central Power Reserve is available in three captivating shades: champagne, anthracite, or black. Its design exudes timeless elegance, with applied indexes and gilt hands enhancing its luxurious appeal. The central power reserve indicator, a highlight of this watch, offers a subtle yet striking visual representation of its remaining running time, adding a layer of intrigue to its design.

At the heart of the Conquest Heritage Central Power Reserve lies the exclusive Longines L896 caliber, a self-winding mechanical movement crafted with precision and expertise. With a frequency of 25,200 vibrations per hour and a power reserve of up to 72 hours, this movement ensures optimal performance and reliability. Equipped with a monocrystalline silicon balance spring, it offers superior magnetic resistance, exceeding industry standards.

Redesigned lugs

Alternating satin-finished and polished surfaces lend a sophisticated touch, while redesigned lugs ensure optimal ergonomics and comfort. The transparent case back, adorned with sapphire crystal, provides a captivating view of the intricate movement within, inviting admiration from watch enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.

Complementing its exquisite craftsmanship is the choice of straps available for the Conquest Heritage Central Power Reserve. Whether adorned with a black or grey leather strap, each option is fitted with a new steel pin buckle, ensuring a secure and comfortable fit. These straps further enhance the versatility of the watch, allowing it to effortlessly transition from formal occasions to everyday wear.

Longines Conquest Heritage watch
Longines

The Longines Conquest Central Power Reserve is available through authorized dealers

This remarkable watch not only pays homage to Longines’ rich heritage but also showcases the brand’s mastery of modern movement technology. With its visually striking power reserve complication seamlessly integrated into the dial, Longines has successfully navigated the intricacies of design, ensuring that every element harmonizes effortlessly.

Now available through authorized dealers, the Longines Heritage Conquest Central Power Reserve invites discerning collectors to experience the perfect blend of heritage craftsmanship and modern sophistication.

Topics
Sarah Veldman
Sarah has been a freelance writer for over 7 years now, having started while she was living out of a suitcase and traveling…
We’re not sure which of these new Frederique Constant watches we like more
Which of these gorgeous new Frederique Constant watches is your favorite?
Chronograph Automatic watch

Although Frederique Constant is barely celebrating its 25th anniversary on its showcase collection, the watch company is already well known throughout the watch community for its stellar and sleek designs. One in particular, the 41-mm Chronograph Automatic, has already charted a name for itself and is a modern option for those looking for a luxurious and new style. Besides the intricate details in the dial, the watch’s functionality is perfect for day-to-day activities. While containing a mechanical chronograph, this watch can track hours, minutes, seconds, and the date. On its own, the 41-mm Chronograph Automatic is a wonderful addition to any collection; the upcoming celebration calls for two special editions of this sports watch that’ll complete any watch lineup. Each of these new variations is meant to invoke a different meaning of luxury to this sporty watch. 
Rose gold Chronograph Automatic watches

For the celebration, Frederique Constant has released two new variations of the Chronograph Automatic watches, sure to dazzle every watch lover. The first of the variations is a rose gold edition that gives a unique touch to your collection. Instead of the typical silver or gold materials, the rose gold variation gives you a small pop of color that’s different from most. 

Read more
6 mistakes beginners make when they start their first watch collection
Don't start off your watch collection the wrong way
man in suit wearing a watch

There are milestones in every man's life that become the moments we look back on fondly as our coming of age or maturing moments. One of those milestones is buying your first watch. We all had one of those cheap, make-it-look-like-it's-expensive watches we wore with our prom suits in high school, but this is that moment when we are buying the first of what we hope to be an epic watch collection.

A lot is said about having the right watch for the right moment. Some men believe that their smartwatch is all they will ever need. Not only do you need a dumb watch just as much, if not more. But you need a whole collection of watches to ensure you always have what you need. Just like building a suit wardrobe. there are starting points and landmines to look out for. When it comes to building your perfect watch collection, there are many mistakes you should avoid.

Read more
We love these luxury watch brands (and you should too)
Decorate your wrist with the best luxury brands
Man wearing a watch

Every man needs a good watch. While you may not need it specifically to tell time, thanks to the advent of smartphones, there is still something classically elegant about wearing a beautiful timepiece. While you may be able to grab an up-to-date smartwatch from Apple, there is also a massive benefit to dumbing it down and wearing a dumb watch. Having said that, the luxury watch world can be overwhelming, as almost all watches claim to be the next big thing in luxury watch brands.

Of course, you don't have to ask us twice; we'll break down our favorites to bring you a list of the best luxury watch brands. We chose these watch brands using criteria based on notoriety, longevity, quality, and a little bit of price. Without further ado, here are our picks for the best luxury watch brands on the market. These are the ones you buy for yourself that your great-grandkids will show their friends once they are passed down.
Rolex

Read more