Longines’ new Conquest Classic is for the ‘women of today’

Updated 16 September 2019

Longines’ new Conquest Classic is for the ‘women of today’

Longines has combined the femininity of materials and dynamic lines to create the new Conquest Classic — perfectly suited for the “women of today.” The latest models remain faithful to the brand’s iconic elegance, while offering new dials that mix mother-of-pearl, diamonds and touches of pink.

“The Conquest Classic by Longines skillfully combines modernity with the refinement that defines the brand. Elegant and sleek, these latest creations are both resolutely feminine and boldly contemporary,” the watchmaker said.

Mikaela Shiffrin, an American two-time Olympic gold medalist and World Cup alpine skier, is a fan of the new Conquest Classic. “At once elegant and sporty, the new Conquest Classic is a natural fit on my wrist. Its feminine lines and dynamic spirit make it a watch that suits my personality as an athlete and a woman,” she said. 

As the “Longines Ambassador of Elegance” since 2014, the young ski champion perfectly embodies the values of the winged hourglass brand represented in these new models. 

Available in two sizes (29.50 mm and 34 mm in diameter) and some featuring diamonds, the steel case of the new Conquest Classic houses a quartz movement. The collection offers five different dials — sunray blue, sunray black, sunray silver, white mother-of-pearl and black mother-of-pearl — mounted on a steel bracelet.

Based in Saint-Imier in Switzerland since 1839, the watchmaking company wields expertise steeped in tradition, elegance and performance. With generations of experience as the official timekeeper of world championships and as a partner of international sports federations, Longines has built strong and long-lasting relationships in the world of sports over the years. 

The Swiss watch brand recently celebrated the opening of its new boutique in Riyadh on Sept. 11. Spread across 78 square meters in Riyadh Park, the store displays a large selection of Longines timepieces, including the most iconic watches of the brand as well as its latest models.

Longines is a member of The Swatch Group, a leading Swiss manufacturer of watches and jewelry. The Longines brand, with its winged hourglass emblem, is established in over 150 countries.


Russia’s cultural capital beckons GCC travelers

Updated 17 October 2019

Russia’s cultural capital beckons GCC travelers

  • Citizens of Oman, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia can now benefit from fast and convenient 
eVisa portal when arranging their next visit to the city of St. Petersburg.
Guarded by two marble lions at the entrance, the Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg sits within the walls of a 19th-century royal palace in the beautifully preserved imperial city of St. Petersburg. Celebrated globally for its history and architecture, Russia’s cultural capital recently became an even more attractive destination for GCC travelers thanks to the introduction of a convenient new online eVisa process.
Launched at the beginning of October, the St. Petersburg eVisa portal enables citizens from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman to enjoy the benefits of fast and simple online visa applications. Travelers can simply fill in the online form, upload a photograph, and can complete the entire process in just a few clicks. Applications can be made within 20 days of traveling, and up to four days before arrival. The visa is valid for stays of up to eight days in St. Petersburg and the surrounding Leningrad Region.
Felix Murillo, general manager of Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg, said: “The introduction of the eVisa portal offers a new level of convenience for international travelers, making it easier than ever for GCC citizens to arrange a trip to our wonderful city. Our concierge team takes great pleasure in highlighting St. Petersburg’s historical and cultural visitor attractions, and will be happy to arrange anything our guests may require to turn every trip into an unforgettable experience. We look forward to welcoming visitors from the Middle East to our beautiful hotel to share cherished moments and create memories that will last a lifetime.”
The Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg is located in the upmarket Admiralteysky district and was originally constructed in the early 19th century for Prince Alexander Yakovlevich Lobanov-Rostovsky.
Since first opening its doors to guests in 2013, the property offers 183 rooms, including 26 sumptuously decorated suites.
Perhaps the most stunning of the hotel’s accommodations is the one-of-a-kind Lobanov Presidential Suite, where guests can gather by the living room fireplace for a night of intimate conversation, host an al fresco dinner party on the expansive private terrace with stunning views of the Admiralty building and the surrounding park, or retreat to the grand master bedroom for a quiet and cosy evening.
The hotel is inviting guests to embark on a range of culinary adventures across its three restaurants. Diners can experience pan-asian fusion flavors at Sintoho, authentic Italian dishes at Percorso and modern Russian cuisine at The Tea Lounge.
Catering to the needs of visitors from the Middle East, halal meat is available on request.