Friday 9 October 2015

Conquest Jumping: the new Longines equestrian chronograph

“A wristwatch that has all the functions and features necessary for timing the jumping discipline is a true challenge that Longines has met very successfully” (John P. Roche, FEI Director of Jumping)

Dear horse lovers, I am so pleased to share with you another amazing novelty in house Longines!

The Swiss watchmaker brand just presented the new Conquest Jumping chronograph dedicated to the jumping world, combining Longines long history of sports timing and more than a century of involvement in equestrian sport.

"Equestrian sport represents far more than a discipline or a passion – it is a whole world in itself. A world that has brought together Longines and equestrian enthusiasts for more than a century through one key value: elegance. Longines is therefore proud to launch a new watch dedicated to the horse and more specifically to jumping” said Walter von Känel, President of Longines.

The latest addition to the Conquest line is intended for all those directly involved in jumping as well as enthusiasts of the discipline. Trainers, judges and fans will now be able to precisely measure each rider's performance using an elegant analogue wristwatch, while taking into account in real time the many regulations that apply to jumping competitions. 

Developed in collaboration with the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), the governing body for all equestrian sports, this new model enables the timing of a jumping round to be recorded to 1/100th of a second as well as converting penalties into time or adding time penalties for exceeding the time allowed, depending on whether the competition is run under Table A or C. With its ability to combine timing with penalty points, the Conquest Jumping is the first of its kind in the world.

I am already in love with this new chronograph! So performant yet so elegant :-)

Do you prefer the version with the black or silver dial? I think the back of the steel case engraved with a design representing a horse jumping an obstacle is simply awesome… I can’t wait to try it on and enjoy timing the riders to 1/100th of a second plus the penalties!

Let me know all your comments.


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