Longines have a special Commonwealth Games edition of their Hydro Conquest model, which could be a collectors item one day, although we think a standard one looks pretty cool too. Here’s the word;
Price in the UK is £1600 for the steel bracelet Commonwealth 2022 edition. You could buy the standard Hydro Conquest model and colour in the bezel numbers using Airfix paint. No, don’t try that…
This exclusive edition, limited to 2,022 pieces, celebrates one of the world’s greatest sporting events, which sees athletes from over 70 Commonwealth nations and territories compete against each other.
The watches in this line are distinguished by their daring design, taking up the codes of diving and aimed at demanding athletes. Water-resistance to 300 metres, a unidirectional rotating bezel, a
screw-down crown and case back, and a double security folding clasp with an integrated diving extension-piece are all features that emphasise the style of these timepieces.
Limited to 2,022 pieces, the HydroConquest XXII Commonwealth Games watch proudly displays the vivid colours of the event logo on its black ceramic bezel, as well as on the minute-track of its black sunray dial. Its 41 mm steel case contains an exclusive self-winding movement with a silicon balance-spring to ensure high-precision and a longer life span.
These characteristics further enhance high-level performance and allow Longines to provide this watch with a 5-year warranty. To accentuate the uniqueness of this model, the case back is engraved with the Birmingham 2022 logo and “Limited Edition – 1 out
of 2022”. A stainless steel bracelet completes this timepiece with sporty and modern lines.