Original The clock icon Victorinox Swiss ArmyFirst timepiece made by the House in 1989 and launched in the United States, despite retains its military-inspired, with its monochrome tones and perfect readability of the dial, now modernized with a more urban, thanks to new leather strap adjustable and color reminiscent of the original case of the famous Swiss Army boxcutter.
The new watch Victorinox Swiss Army still retains the strengths and typical values of the brand: simplicity, clarity, said design, superior quality, Robustness and attractive price. Today, however, comes in two models: Original, a clock with three hands and date display animated by a quartz movement Ronda Original ChronographAs the name suggests, is a chronograph with three central hands, date window at 4 o’clock and three counters and is equipped with quartz movement ETA.
In both versions, the natural leather strap can be worn in the traditional way, or with an additional cuff which is inserted through two loops. The chronograph, a limited series of 1989 pieces, the number refers to the date of birth of the first model, is equipped with an additional element: a removable protective cover, also in leather, which covers the entire case. This envelope refers to the first military watches wrist, in the first half of the twentieth century, were protected by a grid or a lid. Today, the object becomes a fashion accessory.
The military origin and the monochromatic color of the two models is mixed with a series of subtle details. On the one hand the aluminum bezel brushed a fashionable touch. Second, the central seconds hand is dressed in a delicate shade of orange. Finally, he exchanged his fabric strap NATO-style for a set of two pieces leather for the Original version or three pieces, always in leather, for Original Chronograph, attributing a completely new style.
The military DNA of this timepiece is also expressed through its crate color “dark gray” of 40 mm in diameter, Produced in a nylon fiber ultra impact resistant, lightweight but at the same time very robust. The protection of the crown also indicates that the clock is capable of face the most extreme conditions. As for the design of the dial, it has been designed to offer the best possible readability. Indexes and oversized figures seem to be drawn stencil, such as the markings on ammunition boxes. Perforated and covered with a luminescent material, are distinguished by great clarity. Original also shows the military time. The version Original Chronograph is equipped with counters (1/10 of a second, 60 seconds and 30 minutes) and of traditional buttons on the right side of the caseband.