Longines HydroConquest: The Elegant Diving Watch Gets a New Green Suit

By Montredo in Lifestyle
February 11, 2020
Longines HydroConquest: The Elegant Diving Watch Gets a New Green Suit
Longines HydroConquest timepiece. In khaki green.
New Version in khaki green © Longines

Green dials are still trendy, and now Longines is expanding their HydroConquest range accordingly by adding green dialed versions of their successful diver. Since its first appearance in 2007, the HydroConquest has been a best seller for the Saint-Imier watch manufacturer, a part of the Swatch Group. For anyone looking for a Swiss all-rounder with a prestigious name, but without the prestigious price, this is a solid contender. The great strength of the HydroConquest is its versatility: with its robust build, it is a fully-fledged diving watch, while at the same time its elegant design looks great with a suit or even a dinner jacket.

Longines HydroConquest
Available with stainless bracelet or rubber strap © Longines

Along with blue, gray and black, the customer will now have another dial color, in two different shades, to choose from. The sporty, elegant design so characteristic of the HydroConquest remains, with only the color of the dial and bezel changing. In addition to a khaki green, there will be a rich emerald green as well (Longines also calls it Bright Green), the latter featuring a vertically brushed surface.

Longines HydroConquest
HydroConquest in Bright Green will only be available in boutiques © Longines

Just like the other HydroConquest models, the new version ticks all the boxes for diving watches:

  • 300m waterproof
  • Screw-down caseback and crown
  • double security folding clasp with integrated diving extension
  • Unidirectional rotating bezel

The Longines caliber L888 ticks inside the HydroConquest, with a 64-hour power reserve and silicon balance hairspring.

Longines HydroConquest
The Bright Green dial is especially eye-catching © Longines

The version with the khaki green dial will be available in either a 41 mm or a 43 mm case, and the emerald hued Bright Green only in 41mm. For the khaki variant you can choose between a steel strap or a green rubber strap, while the Bright Green comes with both bracelets, which can be switched by the wearer without tools using the quick-change system.

Prices for the watch in khaki with a rubber strap start at € 1,370 (references L3.785.4.06.6 and L3.782.4.06.6 / 9). At the time of writing, no price was available for the emerald green HydroConquest (reference L3.785.4.06.6), which anyway will only be available in boutiques.