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Here’s something for my cousins across the pond, a USA Exclusive Edition of Longines’ recently UPDATED HydroConquest Diver in a Limited Edition of 1000 pieces per color.

Its 41mm case comes in either brushed Stainless steel, black or grey (Titanium-color) steel PVD and is fitted with typical HydroConquest diver’s which include: an AR-treated Sapphire crystal and a unidirectional rotational diver’s bezel with matching black, blue or grey ceramic inlay.

If you look closely at the inlay, you’ll notice that the 15-min portion of the dive-time scale has been matted-out? Why? Well because it looks cool, but perhaps more critically it is better off reflection-free. Water-resistance is 300m.

Another special feature of the USA Edition is of course the case-back which features an engraved American flag motif.
Powering the collection is a Longines caliber L888.2 (base on an ETA A31.L01) with 21 jewels, a beat-rate of 25,200 vph and a power-reserve of 64 hrs. Its functions incl.: hours, mins, seconds, and date.

Of the dial colors available are, Sunray blue, Black, or Titanium, with USA text neatly tucked between 4 and 5 o’clock. The hours are made up of Arabic numerals and 10 cabochons, all with SLN and a red minute-track. The Rhodium-plated hands are also with SLN.

The watches come on Stainless steel bracelets, but are also supplied with additional blue, black, or grey NATOs strap with case-matching buckles. They come in special presentation boxes.


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