In September last year, Longines released a new Concas V.H.P. GMT light-set watch in the historical and cultural city of Rome. This watch is equipped with a second time zone and a light-driven management system called light-sensitive settings. The wearer can set the time manually through the crown or the innovative light setting function, which is a must-have for travel enthusiasts. Let’s find out together. (Watch number: L3.718.104.22.168)
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Longines launched the original Concas VHP quartz watch in 1984. The three letters VHP are the abbreviation of ‘Very High Precision’, which became the market at that time with a year error of ± 10 / second The most accurate timepiece. And this brand new Concas V.H.P. GMT light-setting watch further breaks through V.H.P. technology, with an annual error of only ± 5 / second.
The new Concas V.H.P. GMT light-setting watch is available in stainless steel or black PVD, and is available in 41 mm and 43 mm case sizes. The dial shows the hour, minute, second, and date (perpetual calendar), and the second time zone is indicated by a slender arrow pointer. The hands and hour markers are coated with Super-Luminova.
The 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock positions on the dial are printed with the ‘home time’ and ‘travel time’ logos; four dial colors are available: blue, carbon black, silver and black. The number 1 at 12 o’clock has a photo-sensitive monitor.
The watch is equipped with a second time zone and a light-driven management system called a light-sensitive setting. The system relies on the user’s smartphone and a designated application to transmit the information collected in the application to the micro-hole at the time of the dial 12 through the light signal from the flash of the mobile phone, without the need for external connections such as WiFi or Bluetooth.
The time zone switching function is another highlight of the watch. Users only need to press the crown to switch freely between home time and travel time. No matter where they are, they can easily grasp the time.
The watch comes with a stainless steel bracelet, a black PVD strap or a blue, black rubber strap.
This V.H.P. GMT light-set watch has a built-in movement with perpetual calendar function and long battery life. It can automatically identify complex calendar days such as big month, small month, average year, and leap year, and automatically jump without manual time adjustment until 2399. The smart crown and light setting system simplify the operation of the watch, and the E.O.L. and E.O.E. displays can signal when the battery is about to run out.
Not only that, this watch can go to sleep automatically. We take off the watch, put the crown on the crown and put it in the second gear, and the watch will automatically enter the sleep power saving mode when the watch is idle for more than one minute, and the work will be suspended. When we wear it again, press the handlebar back, the watch will automatically return to normal time and continue to move. In the dormant state, the watch does not need to replace the battery for 20 years.
Summary: This Longines new Concas V.H.P. GMT light-setting watch has both an elegant appearance and precise and practical reliability. As a new benchmark for V.H.P. technology, it will become a new trend in the world of quartz watches. Dear travel enthusiasts, it’s time to act.