The HydroConquest was unveiled more than a decade ago, in 2007, as part of the Sport collection. The line is still thriving now, a testament to the timelessness of their designs.

Recently, Longines decided to update the HydroConquest line, retaining the elegance of its predecessors while introducing sportier elements.

For starters, the rotating bezel now features an ultra-resistant ceramic insert. You’ll never have to worry about scratches again. The case’s screw-down crown and the dial’s SuperLuminova-coated hands also ensure that the watch remains legible and ticking in deep waters.

It’s no surprise that dive watches are not just strictly appreciated by divers. They’ve become widely popular for their sport aesthetic – they can be dressed up or down, and sit well in both work and play situations.

And what better way to put it to the test than on the wrist of wakeboarder, entrepreneur and model Robin Tiang? An avid extreme sports enthusiast, the 30-year-old Tiang has been wakeboarding since his late teens. He picked up the sport during the wakeboarding craze some years back and thought that the tricks “looked cool”. It would soon become an obsession, and one he’s always returned to time and time again. Check out the video above to witness the Longines HydroConquest in its natural element.

But, as sports watches go, the new Longines HydroConquest is as elegant as they come. It’s a testament to the long heritage of the brand and its predisposition to produce watches made for elegant situations. The new HydroConquest Ceramic is solidly built and offers good value for its price, which starts from $2,390.

Besides the different dial and strap combinations you can discover in the gallery above, the Longines HydroConquest also offers a chronograph option, which we consider one of the most useful complications in a watch.

The Longines HydroConquest chronograph
The Longines HydroConquest chronograph

If you’re looking for a diver’s timepiece that’s the perfect blend of elegance and sportiness, you should give the new HydroConquest a chance on your wrist.

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