A Swiss watchmaker established in 1832, Longines is well-known for its extensive expertise that blends tradition, French-style elegance and a quest for high performance. Partner and official timekeeper for Roland-Garros since 2007, the “winged hourglass” brand has created an exclusive timepiece for the 2016 tournament: the Conquest 1/100th Roland-Garros, a model subtly adorned in the Roland-Garros tournament’s colours that comes in two versions, one for men and one for women.
French elegance and performance
Launched especially for tennis players and fans of the Roland-Garros tournament, the line of Conquest 1/100th chronograph watches boasts numerous innovative functions. Specially designed for the 2016 tournament, the “Conquest 1/100th Roland-Garros” watch offers a level of precision that meets the requirements of the most demanding sportsmen and women thanks to its new and exclusive, latest-generation quartz movement: instant reset, intuitive display of 1/100-second counter and measurement of interval times. Enhanced with subtle tones of clay-red on the hands, dial and the markers on the flange, this sporty watch is a true homage to the Grand Slam tournament. It even has the Roland-Garros logo engraved on its back. Combining high performance and elegance, this precision watch is an essential lifestyle accessory.
Two of the world’s greatest ever tennis champions, Steffi Graff and Andre Agassi, are the faces of the Longines “Elegance is an attitude” campaign, which features the style capital’s emblem − the Eiffel Tower – as its backdrop.
In order to achieve such a high level of precision in its timepieces, Longines developed a brand new, exclusive L440 quartz chronograph movement. It contains a flash memory micro-controller that allows for instant resetting as well as the measurement of interval times. The anthracite dial displays the hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock, date and chronograph mechanism (central seconds, 30-minute counter at 2 o’clock and 12-hour counter at 10 o’clock). The orange-coloured hand counts the 1/100 seconds.