Not too long ago, we did an in-depth review on the Longines Conquest Heritage 1954. A beautiful watch of a collection that referred to those very first models of this collection. However, not everyone is into these watches with retro designs. The Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase is something different though. This model grabs back to some ingredients of its heritage but is also a modern and up-to-date timepiece with regards to its appearance.
Longines is – to us – a watch manufacturer that is able to create watches with very interesting complications at an affordable price. I don’t want to use the phrase ‘affordable luxury’ too much, as I don’t like the term luxury, but that’s basically what it is. Longines however, is going to announce the prices of these Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase watches in BaselWorld 2015 though. We will be able to give you all details about pricing on the first day of BaselWorld (19th of March) and will update this article accordingly.
The Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase will become available in stainless steel, bi-color (rose gold and stainless steel) and in 18 carat rose gold. The tuxedo dial will be available in black or silver, with beautiful applied indices of which 9 are coated with Super Luminova.
As you can see, the dial of this Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase has the typical ETA/Valjoux 7751 movement lay-out, with a moon phase disc together with the minute recorder at 6 o’clock, day and month aperture as well as the chronograph minute counter at 12 o’clock and the normal seconds at 9 o’clock. Also, the sub dial on 9 o’clock has a 24-hour indicator. Longines used the ETA/Valjoux 7751 as the base caliber for their Longines L678 movement. It is the same movement as the Longines Master Collection Moon Phase that we reviewed here (including some photos of the movement).
The transparent caseback enables the owner of the Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase a magical mechanical tour. The case of the watch measures 42mm in diameter, resistant to 5 bar (or 50 meters). Attached to the case is a nice leather alligator strap or a stainless steel/bi-color (stainless steel and rose gold) bracelet.
Reference numbers steel model: L2.798.4.52/72.6, bi-color model: L2.798.5.52/72.7, 18-carat rose gold model: L2.798.8.52/72.3/5
More information soon!