Longines Conquest quartz Ref.: L3.700.4.76.6
Longines Conquest 1/100th Horse Racing, a chronograph with a hand that indicates elapsed time to the nearest one-hundredth of a second. It’s a piece with an attractive function, designed specifically for horse-racing in which 100th of a second can mean a distance of 20 cm.
Differently to mechanical 100th-second chronograph watches, this piece has two central second chronograph hands, one moving conventionally at one-second intervals, and the red 100th-second hand. The latter doesn’t revolve continuously: when you start the chronograph, just the central sweep seconds hand starts moving, the red 100th-second hand stays still. It’s when you press the stop button that the red hand moves to indicate the time to the nearest 100th of a second. I’m sure there’s a good technical reason for this (in addition to reducing energy consumption) but it’s less theatrical than the foudrayante hand flashing round the dial at one revolution per second.
The other chronograph subdials are all towards the top of the dial, with a 30-minute counter at 2 o’clock and a 12-hour counter at 10 o’clock. The dial at 6 o’clock is for continuous seconds. The watch has the usual start/stop and reset buttons; as it’s quartz, it can record an intermediate time while the chronograph continues to run. This piece has a steel bracelet, steel 41-mm case, SuperLuminova on hands and hour indices. The L440 quartz movement was developed for it specifically by ETA. Its reference number is L3.700.4.76.6. Its water-resistance rating is 300 metres. Its price reflects the fine finish of the very three-dimensional dial, with applied numeral at 12, applied hour indices, and the nice machining of the subdials.
Watch condition (please refer to photos)
Case: excellent condition
Clock face: excellent condition
Glass: excellent condition
Back face: excellent condition
Bracelet: excellent condition
Movement: fully operational / checked for performance, authenticity and functionality
The recent comparable model of Longines in steel with quartz movement and original Longines steel bracelet has a retail price of 1,095.- Euro.
Also note that it was designed specifically for horse-racing in which 100th of a second can mean a distance of 20 cm.
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