The Longines HydroConquest 41mm in Khaki Green possesses two of the most popular characteristics found on any timepiece today – it’s a dive watch, and it’s green. But there’s so much more to this watch than those en vogue features. In fact, when you consider its very reasonable retail price, it might be one of the best value-for-money dive watches on the market. Period. Its stainless steel case is well finished and sized, at 41mm across and 12mm thick, which means that it will look good on just about anyone’s wrist. It’s also water resistant to 300 metres, which is the magic number when it comes to being fit for recreational diving.
The dial is a marvel
The matt khaki green dial is another boon, featuring applied numerals and indices that are finished in highly polished stainless steel and filled with Super-LumiNova, as is the handset. When combined with a flat sapphire crystal with several layers of an anti-reflective coating, legibility is brilliant in just about every scenario, whether it be day or night, in or out of the water. The glossy dark green ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel is a real standout of the HydroConquest – its clicks are discernible and crisp and its 60 individual teeth provide great tactility.
The movement is rock solid
And the movement, the Calibre 888, which can trace its roots all the way back to the ETA 2892, has a lot going for it, with features including self-winding and circa 65 hours of power reserve. Another notable accolade of the movement is that, anecdotally, when we reviewed it, accuracy kept well within a chronometer certified -4/+6 seconds a day … even though it’s not COSC. If you’re after a new dive watch for just a little over $2000AUD (and right on $1500USD), you need to consider the HydroConquest in Khaki Green. It’s that good.
Australian pricing and availability of the Longines HydroConquest 41mm Khaki Green
The Australian price of the Longines HydroConquest 41mm in Khaki Green is $2325