Victorinox Alpnach Black Ice Chronograph
October 5, 2011
Victorinox recently announced a sporty new mechanical chronograph, the Alpnach Black Ice Chronograph. The 44 mm stainless steel case is treated with a scratch resistant "black ice" PVD coating. The case finish is brushed with polished lug edges. Inside is an ETA Valjoux 7750 automatic chronograph caliber. The 7750 has 25-jewels, runs at 28,800 vph (4Hz) and 42-hour power reserve.
The dial is dark gray with orange accents and white markings (white Superluminova). Functions include hours, minutes, seconds, date, the day of the week, chronograph. Chronograph hours at 6 o'clock, chronograph minutes at 12 o'clock and small seconds at 9 o'clock. Day and date at 3 o'clock. Protecting the dial is a sapphire crystal with anti-glare treatment. Sapphire crystal case back.
Twin bezel in black PVD stainless steel. Polished PVD stainless steel crown and chronograph pushers. NATO-style ballistic nylon strap with black PVD stainless steel clasp. Water-resistance 100 meters. The retail price is $2,675.