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HYDROCONQUEST GMT

Life’s a holiday: Longines transports you to two times zones with the new HydroConquest GMT.

The transition begins. Daylight creeps away earlier, you approach the day with an extra layer, Pumpkin Spice makes its annual love-it-or-hate-it return, and you wish you got round to double glazing the windows. As the changing of the seasons beckons, and we bid farewell to the warm pangs of summer – fear not sunchasers. Summer might be over, but the spirit of travel is not, thanks to Longines.

Celebrating a first, Longines returns to its famed HydroConquest line featuring a brand new complication, the GMT, since the collection’s inception in 2007. What be the GMT you ask other than a large metal line that cuts from the concrete in Greenwich Observatory? Well, you’re not far off. The GMT (meaning Greenwich Mean Time) is a method incorporated into a watch that allows you to monitor two time zones at once. Marked with a unidirectional ceramic bezel, all you have to do is pull out the crown two notches when the seconds hand is at 12 o’clock, and you can set the time for wherever your head is mentally, with the indication of the 24-hour hand, from Bali to Bora Bora.

In the time it takes you to check the widget on your phone for the world clock, you could’ve actually booked a ticket to that time zone, and with a precedent on precision, Longines’ updated HydroConquest, with its worldly complication, is commanding the wrists of a new generation of watch-wearers inspired by adventure.

That said, if you’re feeling a bout of lethargy after the haziness of summer and there’s adventure enough in being active again, the Longines HydroConquest still calls your name. After all, its DNA is a sports watch. Ready to accompany you wherever you go, with a 72 hour power reserve (more than enough to see you through a few marathons), with refined readability, polished hour markers and 3 o’clock date window for easy viewing. Should your adventure take you off land, dive into the breadth of the ocean, and be assured your watch will keep ticking up to 300 metres deep.

Available in green, brown, black and blue sunray dials, each dial, enhanced by a two-tone 24-hour scale, a stainless-steel bracelet with H-shaped links, fitted with micro-adjusting clasps, in harmony with each dial, alongside an available NATO strap.

Time waits for no man. Seize the adventure already.

The Longines HydroConquest GMT is available to buy now at longines.co.uk.