Victorinox Celebrates 125th Anniversary with Infantry Vintage Jubilee Edition Watch

Dec 24, 2009
In 2009, the watchmaking house Victorinox has celebrated a double anniversary: 125 years of the sweeping success of its acclaimed Swiss knife and 20 years since the brand launched its first timepiece.

Notable for such values as functionality, prowess, reliability and efficiency, the illustrious Swiss Army brand is delighted to announce its Infantry Vintage Jubilee Edition watch, manufactured to mark the anniversary year.

Reminding of this anniversary model’s origin is a function of telemetric scale, which was commonly used in the past in the artillery. Today this function has another area of application: for instance, it can be used to determine the distance of a storm. It can be achieved by measuring the time between a flash of lightning and the ensuing clap of thunder.

The Victorinox watch is equipped with a Swiss-made, quartz movement - ETA 251.272. Its functionality includes hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph, as well as a telemetric scale.

All the technical surprises of the watch are housed in a 316L stainless steel case, which measures 44 mm in diameter. It is assembled with a sapphire crystal, which avoids the risk of scratching and features a triple anti-reflective treatment. The case also demonstrates a screw-down engraved back.

The dial of the Infantry Vintage Jubilee Edition watch is performed in vintage-style, olive and cream. It reveals luminous hands, traveling over oversized numerals. The dial is completed with a beige minute, 1/10 seconds and small seconds sub-dials, located at 10, 2 and 6 o’clock correspondingly. It is also equipped with a date aperture, nestled at 4 o’clock.

The watch, reviewed by, is teamed with a brown leather strap, revealing a cream topstitching. Its water-resistance is down to 100 meters.

The Swiss Army Victorinox Infantry Vintage Jubilee Edition watch has also been created in a different version. Issued as a limited series of 125 items, the watch demonstrates a red dial, equipped with yellow gold hour markers and counters. This interpretation is mounted on a red leather strap.

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