11 Jul 2013

The Victorinox Swiss Army Original Chronograph Limited Edition

Although Victorinox Swiss Army was always synonymous with high quality timepiece, it wasn’t till 1989 that the company formally launched its timepiece collection with the Original Watch. In celebration of that model’s notable standing within the 130 years Victorinox legacy, the company recently launched the Victorinox Swiss Army – Original Chronograph Limited Edition Watch.

I have to admit, I’ve always loved rough, hard-core equipment/accessories.. from boots, to backpacks, knives and all that stuff. To have this wonderful watch, constructed in dark gunmetal grey, featuring a stainless steel screwed-in case back, scratch resistant mineral glass and an aluminum bezel would be bliss. The mechanisms are driven by a Swiss-made ETA G10-211 quartz chronograph movement and the 40 mm dial face includes luminescent index and hands, with a seconds hand in emergency orange. Three separate sub-dials, along with a date calendar window, complete the chronograph design.

What is also cool is that the watch comes with a genuine leather strap and a protective hood – giving it an awesome retro look; the watch is waterproof up to 100 meter, or 330 feet. Packaged in a special display case, the Victorinox Swiss Army Original Chronograph LE Watch will be a limited issue of.. you guessed it, 1989 numbered units only. This masterpiece is available now for $495 USD at Victorinox Swiss Army retail locations worldwide and its online store.