Longiness - the Official Timekeeper of French Open Tennis Tournament
The functions of the chronograph are activated by pressing the bright red pusher.Along with GrandeVitesse, Longines introduces in some of the European points its elegant line of HydroConquest chronograph. This line includes watches with eloxed aluminum bezel along with jet black dial, screwed-down case back and screwed-in crown. These features provide maximum water resistance of up to 300m.For the first time in the history the popular watchmaker, Longines has become a partner of one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments - French Open. During the competition Longines will be its official timekeeper. Due to this historical for the company fact Longines launched in Paris its brand new Sport Collection.The company will present its exclusive timepiece, called GrandeVitesse, for the first time and only at French Open, to celebrate the event. Thus the elegant sports chronograph, during the tennis competition will be available only in France. As the tournament gets to its finish line, Longines looks forward to launch GrandeVitesse across the world. The 42 mm case of the timepiece is made in stainless steel. It has nice aerodynamic curves outlining the French Grand Slam event.GrandeVitesse includes a tachymeter on its bezel. The feature is graduated in km/h. It is able to estimate a ground speed of about Mach 2. This is quite enough for the fastest tennis serve. The tachymeter reminds about Longines’ past experiences linked with mechanical sports. The company's timepieces used to calculate the land and water speed records. Having a midnight black dial, GrandeVitesse automatic chronograph has a non-slip embossing of the crown, case band and the pushers.