Conquest Heritage 1954-2014

When I first saw this piece at Baselworld, its vintage dial both surprised and appealed to me. It’s not like when designers take inspiration from an antique watch and put a modern twist on it; it’s a real vintage timepiece. The Conquest Heritage 1954-2014 celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Longines Conquest trademark. It comes in three numbered limited editions: steel (600 watches), rose gold and yellow gold (60 of each). It exudes originality from its domed sunburst silver or gilded dial punctuated by applied indices and two dauphine hands coated in Super Luminova. The 35mm case houses a self-winding mechanical movement which brings the hour, minute and second hands to life and provides a 38 hour power reserve. In a nod to the past, the crystal protecting the dial is made of hesalite. Prices: 1’500 CHF (steel) – 4’800 CHF (gold)