The newly-launched HydroConquest XXII Commonwealth Games by Longines displays the colours of the event logo. By Staff Writer
The official timekeeper of the Commonwealth Games since 1962—Longines has launched a line of limited-edition timepieces to celebrate one of the world’s greatest sporting events, slated to be held in Birmingham, England in July this year.
Longines and Commonwealth Games : A Timeless Union
The story between Longines and the Commonwealth Games began in the past century, with the 1962 Games in Perth (Australia). It continued with the 2014 edition in Glasgow (Scotland) and the 2018 edition in Gold Coast (Australia). In 2020, a new milestone was set with the conclusion of a historic partnership, in which the brand will continue to use its timekeeping expertise in 2022, 2026 and 2030 Games.
HydroConquest XXII Commonwealth Games
The recently launched HydroConquest XXII Commonwealth Games collection is limited to 2,022 pieces only. These watches are distinguished by their daring design, taking up the codes of diving and aimed at demanding athletes. Water resistance to 300 metres, a unidirectional rotating bezel, a screw-down crown and case back, and a double security folding clasp with an integrated diving extension piece are all features that emphasise the style of these timepieces.
A part of the HydroConquest collection is a special edition watch, that comes with a caseback that has the Birmingham 2022 logo and “Limited Edition — 1 out of 2022”, engraved on it. The stainless-steel bracelet of this timepiece gives it a contemporary and sporty edge.
This self-winding watch also displays the vivid colours of the event logo on its black ceramic bezel, as well as on the minute track of its black sunray dial. This exclusive edition of a 41 mm steel case with a silicon balance spring ensures high-precision and a longer life span. This watch in a true sense represents the spirit of athletes from over 70 Commonwealth nations and territories competing against each other.
With centuries of watchmaking expertise, Longines has played a pioneering role in several technological advances and continues to display an unwavering commitment to innovation. Its constant pursuit of excellence has, in turn, led it to equip all of its automatic timepieces with state-of-the-art movements which, notably, include a silicon balance spring. This material is not only light and corrosion-resistant but also remains unaffected by normal temperature variations and magnetic fields. Its unique properties improve the precision and longevity of the watch and allow Longines to provide these models with a five-year warranty.