Victorinox Swiss Army Unveils Original and Original Chronograph Watches

Apr 17, 2013
In 2013, Victorinox Swiss Army is pleased to present new versions of its iconic Original watch. The military-inspired timepiece is monochrome in tone and extremely easy-to-read. Now, the Original watch is modernized and urbanized. It is coupled with a new modular leather strap.

The Original holds a special place in the history of the brand. It is the very first Victorinox model introduced in the United States in 1989. Since then, the Original model, characterized by simplicity, assertive design, top quality, and durability, has always been featured in the catalog, having become a true icon.

The color of the straps has been inspired by the color of the leather case of the original Swiss Army Officers knife. The chronograph model, limited to 1989 pieces, referring to the year of introduction of the first model, boasts an additional detail - a removable leather hood completely encasing it. This casing pays tribute to the military watches of the first half of the 20th century, which were protected by a grille or a lid. Today, this element looks stylish and unconventional.

The new Original watch is now presented in two versions :

  • a three-hand version with a date window, equipped with a Ronda quartz movement.

  • a chronograph version with three central hands, three sub-dials, a date window found at 4 oclock, animated by an ETA quartz chronograph movement.

The case construction incorporates a brushed aluminum bezel accentuating the trendy look of the watch. The central seconds hand stands out due to its delicate orange color. While the older versions of the Original watch were coupled with a NATO fiber strap, the new Original watch is teamed with a stylish two-piece leather strap, while the Original Chronograph watch is presented on a three-piece strap.

With both models, you can wear the natural leather strap in the traditional way, or adding a cuff that fits over the base strap with two loops.

The 40mm dark grey case is sculptured in ultra-shock-proof nylon characterized by supreme lightness. The crown protection proves that the watch can withstand harsh conditions.

The dial guarantees great legibility. It is completed with oversized indexes and numerals that are recessed and covered with luminescent material.

The new Victorinox Original and Original Chronograph watches are 100-meter water-resistant. The novelties are available starting this spring.

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