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Chapter 04


Longines and Roland-Garros

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Longines presents two models in tribute to Roland Garros
As the Official Partner and Timekeeper of the Roland Garros tournament since 2007, Longines launched two dedicated timepieces that encapsulate both the dynamic aesthetic of a sports watch and the classical elegance of the winged hourglass brand. These special editions both boast touches of orange subtly hinting at the iconic clay of the French Open courts.
Conquest 1/100th Roland Garros
A movement using the latest-generation technologies
Launched for the French Open at Roland Garros in 2015, the Conquest 1/100th Roland Garros is an exclusive edition enriching Longines Conquest 1/100th collection, a line of watches that have been specially created for sports which require high precision timing. These chronographs responds to the needs of athletes, professionals and sports fans, besides many others, since it measures multiple intermediary times and has an intuitive analogue display that shows the time to one hundredth of a second using a separate hand.
Technical characteristics — Conquest 1/100th Roland Garros
The demands required for Longines to reach such an extreme level of precision have led to the development of a new unique quartz movement, the L440. This new model includes a microcontroller with a flash memory that allows the watch to be reset instantly and allows intermediary times to be recorded. With a diameter of 41 mm, this steel model has an anthracite face that displays hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o'clock, the date and other chronographic functions: a central seconds hand, a 30-minute stopwatch at 2 o'clock and a 12-hour stopwatch at 10 o'clock. The hand in orange displays time to one hundredth of a second and is the watch's crowning glory at the centre. This model is also fitted with a steel bracelet with a triple safety folding clasp and push-pieces.
Conquest Roland Garros
Sporting elegance encapsulated in a ladies model
Longines is honouring women sport fans by offering a Conquest Roland Garros ladies model. This chronograph is sure to delight sportswomen who seek to wear a timepiece that combines dynamism, performance and elegance, like Longines Ambassador of Elegance Stefanie Graf, six-time winner of the French Open, who enthusiastically supported the development of the watch.
Technical characteristics — Conquest Roland Garros
With its 36-mm diameter, this steel model displays the hours, minutes and seconds, along with a 1/10th of a second counter at 2 o’clock, a date window at 4 o’clock, small seconds at 6 o’clock and a 30-minute counter at 10 o’clock. Water-resistant up to 30 bar (300 metres), it houses a L538 quartz movement and features 11 applied indexes and an Arabic numeral at 12 o’clock. This model is fitted with a steel bracelet with a triple safety folding clasp and push-pieces.