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Victorinox introduces compass bumper and paracord strap

This year Victorinox added a paracord strap and compass bumper option to the rugged Inox watch line. The paracord strap was already available at Victorinox, but now it can be purchased as an accessory. Developed in partnership with Swedish brand Naimakka, the hand-woven nylon cord was originally used for parachute suspension lines. The military spec nylon strands can be unraveled in a survival situation to replace shoelaces, build a shelter or raft, to sew with, make a fishing net, or to make a fire. The paracord strap is available with an exclusive Swiss Army knife that features a special blade for attaching the strap to the watch case. Colors are camo, black, red or sand. As for the removable compass bumper, it was designed to protect the Inox watch from scratching and damage, allowing it to worn in extreme situations

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Victorinox Adds To Maverick Sport Collection

In 2014, Victorinox added 8 new references to the Maverick Sport collection: four chronographs and four three-hand watches. The dial of each watch is accented in the same red, blue and yellow shades used in the flag of Ibach, Switzerland — the town where Victorinox is headquartered. The same color scheme is also used on the complementary strap in NATO fabric that supplements the original black one. All models are presented in 43 mm diameter stainless steel cases, brushed on the top and side of the case body, and polished on the edges, crown, and pushers. A stainless steel guard protects the crown. The unidirectional rotating bezel is made of black nylon injected fiber and is marked with white luminous numbers indices. The dial for the three-hand and chronograph models comes in either black or white, with hours marked by

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Introducing the Victorinox Alliance Automatic

Last month at Baselworld, Victorinox introduced a new first-ever automatic version of their popular Alliance timepiece. The Alliance Automatic comes in the same 40 mm fully polished stainless steel case and fixed bezel as previous models. The dial is black with and facetted, luminous lance hour and minute hands. The hour markers are applied, with numerals at 3, 6 and 9 — and the Victorinox cross at 12. The flange has a printed minute track and luminous dots marking the hours. A military scale is embossed on the inner part of the dial. The date is displayed via an aperture at 6 o’clock. The dial is protected by a flat sapphire crystal with a triple interior anti-reflective treatment. The caseback is screwed-in with a crystal that offers a view of the 25-jewel ETA 2824 movement. Water-resistance is 100 meters. It

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Victorinox's Most Rugged Watch Ever, The Inox

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To celebrate Victorinox’s 130th anniversary, Victorinox Swiss Army has created an ultra-rugged timepiece that symbolizes the robustness and reliability of the Swiss Army knife. To ensure that the Inox performs under the most strenuous conditions, it has been run through a battery of 130 rigorous strength tests. The Inox can withstand a 10-meter drop onto concrete, a 64-ton tank driving over the top of it, a two-hour cycle in a washing machine. It can resist -60 to 160 degrees Fahrenheit. And 12Gs of acceleration and deceleration. Moreover, it has been subjected to attack by gasoline, solvents, oils, cleaning products and insecticides. To achieve this extremely high level of durability, Victorinox made a number of critical design decisions to ensure such high resistance to virtually anything you can throw out it. For example, the dial is a single sealed piece. The

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Victorinox Dive Master 500 Chronograph Limited Edition Automatic

To celebrate its 25th anniversary as a Swiss watchmaker, Victorinox Swiss Army is launching a limited and numbered titanium edition of the Dive Master 500 Chronograph at Baselworld 2014. For the first time in the Dive Master collection, the movement will be an automatic mechanical chronograph caliber (ETA 2894-2). Furthermore, this will be the first Victorinox dive watch with a sapphire crystal caseback.

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Victorinox Original and Original Chronograph LE

Victorinox Swiss Army, the maker of the original Swiss Army knife, introduced their first watch collection, the Original, in 1989. To pay homage to this model, they launched two new timepieces at Baselworld: the Original and Original Chronograph LE version. Each model comes in a 40 mm dark grey nylon case with a dark grey fixed aluminum bezel, mineral glass and stainless steel screwed-in case back. Water-resistance is 100 meters. The Original has a dark grey dial with hours, minutes, seconds, date and military time indications. The Original Limited Edition Chronograph comes with a dark grey dial with hours, minutes, seconds, date and chronograph. The hour and minute hands for each model are skeletonized and have luminescent material. The hour markers are cut-out and feature luminescent material. “In both versions, the natural leather strap can be worn in the traditional

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Victorinox Chrono Classic 1/100th with Perpetual Calendar

For 2013, Victorinox has produced a complicated version of their best selling timepiece, the Chrono Classic. According to Alexander Bennouna, the CEO of the Victorinox Timepiece Division, the Chrono Classic 1/100th Perpetual Calendar is the result of a collaboration between movement manufacture Soprod and Victorinox. They worked closely together to produce a very cool technical piece.

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Interview: Victorinox Timepiece Division CEO Alexander Bennouna

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JP: What is your background, how long have you been with Victorinox? AB: Since 2004, so almost 10 years, and 20 years in the watch industry. Prior to that I had brief experience in the jewelry business.

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Victorinox CEO Introduces Us To The Chrono Classic 1/100th

Victorinox CEO Alexander Bennouna shows how to operate the new Chrono Classic 1/100th Perpetual at Baselworld.

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The Victorinox Airboss Automatic Titanium Limited Editions (Hands-On)

These are the new Victorinox Airboss Automatic Titanium Limited Editions. One is a three hand model, the other is a chronograph. They were shown at Baselworld but will not be available until November 2013, so details are limited. We do know that they both come in sandblasted matte titanium cases that measure 42 mm in diameter and are powered by ETA movements. Military time is imprinted in red on the inside of the sapphire crystal, above the dial. The three-hand model has a horizontal panoramic date at 6 o’clock, while the chronograph has a vertical panoramic date at 3 o’clock. Both models feature large sword-shaped luminescent hour and minute hands. Matte black applied luminescent Arabic numerals and markers indicate the hours. The dial is diamond cut and has a smooth sandblasted finish. The crowns (and pushers for the chronograph) are

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