As a sponsor of some of the most famous sporting gatherings on the planet, Longines was looking to release a family of watches to be worn with the love of these things. As an inspiration to the watches made from 1878 on, the legendary Swiss horologist shows the Conquest Classic line. The brand loves sophistication above all, so there is some real tradition and accuracy here. This group of items, coming with self-winding calibres, is absolutely modern and totally timeless.
Boasting an amazing dial, the Conquest Classic watch boasts a date display window, hands and hour markers for top readability and three chronograph subdials for total features. With sapphire crystal glass, the face comes in a strong 41mm stainless steel casing and shown in a matching stainless steel bracelet. Waterproof up to 50 metres, this high end watch accessory has a 54-hour power reserve and is fuelled by an accurate Calibre L688 automatic watch.
Andre Agassi is one of the best tennis players of all time. Named by many as "the Kid of Las Vegas", he has won all four Grand Slam singles titles, as well as victories in Davis Cup, Masters Series, and an Olympic gold medal. His battles with Pete Sampras, the big rivals in tennis in the 1990s, were legendary moments in tennis. Agassi's style was known for its precision and its top timing. He also had great endurance and was really strong. Agassi's special style, his love and the love he transmitted while on court made him a top star with the fans.
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In 2006, the Las Vegas based star stopped playing after 21 years and 60 singles titles. Agassi has been married to Steffi Graf since 2001. After his retirement, Agassi put his time into his family - the couple has two children - and his hard work with The Andre Agassi Foundation that was founded in 1994 to support the youth of Las Vegas and give them more chances. He also started up a public school in his home town in 2001 for at-risk children. Longines was pleased to bring in a tennis star with its Ambassadors in 2007, the very era in which its new Sport Collection was released.
Referred to by locals as Les Longines, there is a riverbank in the town of St.Imier that lends its name to the brand in the 1870s. Francillon’s decision of industrial proved a good one as the factory frequently grew until, in 1911, the Longines factory was the place of work for more than 1,100 people, vending watches across the globe.
The amount of quality at Longines resulted in a range of prizes and recognition from across the industry. This is what led to the brand gaining such a solid reputation, winning more awards and prizes than any other watchmaker in the first quarter of the 20th century.
Today, Longines is the first trademark or logo to remain in continued use in its original style registered with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). In 1867, Longines was selling watches with the winged hourglass symbol on, using the name of “Longines” as a universal assurance of luxury.