Victorinox Chrono Classic 1/100th Watch - Sober Style, Intelligent Functionality

May 07, 2013
Victorinox Swiss Army is excited to unveil a new version of its bestseller Chrono Classic model – the Chrono Classic 1/100th watch. The novelty boasts both aesthetic and technical innovations.

The new Victorinox watch is equipped with a new quartz movement and the watch’s owner can easily transform it from a classic timepiece into a chronograph with 1/100th of a second accuracy. This transformation simply requires a double press of the crown. It is also important to mention that for the first time for this type of movement, the 1/100th of a second is presented numerically with help of two rotating discs.

The Chrono Classic watch holds one more surprise - two fresh dial colors.

Despite all the innovations, the new version of the Chrono Classic has maintained its signature features – the case with its fluid forms, elegant horns, and oblong buttons on both sides of the crown.

How is the transformation into a chronograph performed? When the watch owner presses the crown twice, the three central hands are realigned at 12 o’clock, and the 6 o’clock date indicator is transformed into a counter at zero position. The chronograph is traditionally started by pressing the 2 o’clock button. The red central hand shows the seconds, while the other hands are responsible for counting out the minutes and hours. To stop the time measurement the same operation is performed –the 1/100th of a second is showed in the 6 o’clock window. The 4 o’clock pushbutton resets the chronograph.

It is remarkable that the watch owner can go back to the normal way of time-reading even while the stopwatch is running. He simply performs a double-click on the crown.
The new Chrono Classic 1/100th watch has been developed in close cooperation with Soprod. It is animated by the Swiss-Made Soprod SOP FM13D quartz movement.

The guilloche decoration above both discs at 6 o’clock have been inspired by the shape and casing of the Swiss Army Officer’s Knife, paying tribute to the origins and philosophy of the brand. The discs’ rotation hints at the knife’s folding blades.
The new Victorinox Chrono Classic 1/100th watch has been created in a few variations:

  • a powerful sporty version with a “dark grey” dial and bezel with Black Ice PVD coating, a case teamed with a biologically tanned black leather strap or a stainless-steel bracelet.

  • a more urban and audacious version with a champagne dial and bezel, gold PVD coating, a case teamed with a biologically tanned brown leather strap or stainless-steel bracelet.

The 41 mm case is rendered in brush polished stainless steel. The face is protected by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with triple anti-reflective coating. The case-construction is 100-meter water-resistant.

The new Victorinox Chrono Classic 1/100th watch is expected to be available starting with September 2013.

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