Longines is sponsoring the Alpine World Ski Championships and does so fortunately with a new version of the Conquest Classic. The watch is, in fact, a classic Longines in a way that it combines subtle and tasteful design with a reliable movement, all at an affordable price. By not placing any logos of the Alpine World Ski Championships on the front of the watch, as often is a custom with this type of watches, they also make the watch interesting for those who are simply looking for a good watch. For them, there is a lot to love in Longines latest addition to their collection.
The 42mm case of the Conquest Classic is clean cut, with pronounced lugs in which between an H-link bracelet fits. It all sets the stage for the deep blue dial with a linear striped decoration, which draws all your attention. There is a lot of information to read on the dial, yet Longines succeeded in making it remarkable easy to read. In fact, easier to read than even some of the other Longines that carry the same movement, and they accomplish this by keeping the diameter of the watch modest.
Inside the Conquest Classic ticks ETA/Valjoux 7751. This automatic chronograph caliber is based on the famed ETA/Valjoux 7750, yet features a pointer date, windows for the day and the month, as well as a moon phase and a 24-hour indicator. The movement is very rugged and dependable, making it indeed a perfect companion to take onto the slopes. You can see the movement through the glass back of the watch, but your do need to peek passed the logo of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, which is probably exciting for lovers of the sport, and a small price to pay for people who just want an amazing full calendar chronograph.