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An Entry-Level Luxury Dive Watch – The Hydroconquest by Longines

When I first set eyes on it on a random reseller website, the part of the timepiece that spoke to me most was the dial – The Sunray Blue Dial which looked great in pictures, but it was something else when I first held it and saw it live. The blue dial was reflective and had different shades of blue under different levels of lighting. You can see what I am talking about in the picture, just look at the variations of blue on the dial and coupled with the sweeping red arrow of the second hand, it’s a gorgeous dial. Everything about the dial works for me with the elevated indices, sword-shaped hands and the Super LumiNova. This is the Longines Hydroconquest L37424966 blue variation with the automatic (Self-winding mechanical movement) calibre L888 that was exclusively built for Longines by ETA. The movement provides a power reserve of 72 hours which is quite good, even though there are watches that offer days’ worth of power reserve. This piece came with a stainless strap which I swapped