During a magical event at Neuchâtel’s historical observatory, Longines unveiled its latest quartz innovation—the VHP (Very High Precision) caliber. The fact that it was presented in the Conquest line was no coincidence either, as this collection has a long history of housing the brand’s technical innovations.
History of the Longines Conquest
The Longines Conquest story dates back to 1954 when the brand unveiled its first portable quartz clock. This revolutionary instrument allowed the timing of sporting events to 1/100th of a second thanks to an accompanying film strip that was composed of a series of prints that allowed judges to determine who crossed the finish line first. The clock went on to receive a series of precision records at the Neuchâtel observatory, thus the choice of venue for the new timepiece too!
The clock was followed by the Ultra-Quartz wristwatch in 1969. This historically interesting piece had the crown on the back and was the first mass-produced series. In 1984, a further stride was made with the quartz caliber fitted into the Conquest V.H.P. line, setting another precision record for the day.