The relationship between Longines and the Commonwealth Games began in 1962 in Perth, Australia, with new terms drawn up only recently to mark the games in 2022, 2026 and 2030, during which the Bienne-based watch brand will provide its exceptional timekeeping.
And as the Official Partner and Timekeeper of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Longines has designed a special edition watch as part of the HydroConquest collection.
The watches in this line are distinguished by their daring design, taking up the codes of diving and aimed at demanding athletes. Water-resistant to 300m, a unidirectional rotating bezel, a screw-down crown and caseback, and a double security folding clasp with an integrated diving extension piece, are all features that emphasise the style of these timekeepers.
Limited to 2,022 pieces, the HydroConquest XXII Commonwealth Games watch proudly 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. Its 41mm steel case contains an exclusive self-winding movement with a silicon balance spring to ensure high precision and a longer lifespan.
To accentuate the uniqueness of this model, the caseback is engraved with the Birmingham 2022 logo and “Limited Edition — 1 out of 2022”. A stainless steel bracelet completes this timepiece with sporty and modern lines.
This article first appeared on Feb 7, 2022 in The Edge Malaysia.