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In the (Swiss) Army Now: Victorinox Launches New FieldForce Collection


Victorinox, inventor of the iconic Swiss Army knife and maker of military-themed timepieces since 1989, is going back to basics in its wristwatch portfolio — after going upmarket with such pieces as 2015’s INOX and Dive Master 500 — with the launch of the new FieldForce collection.

Victorinox FieldForce Trio
The Victorinox FieldForce collection will comprise three-hand day-date models and chronographs.

FieldForce watches — thus far available in three-hand, day-date models as well as a three-register chronograph version — have 42-mm 316L stainless steel cases with aluminum bezels and scratch-resistant, triple-coated anti-reflective sapphire crystals. The dials are stamped in a monobloc style and feature the large, luminous Arabic numerals common to classical military field watches along with that familiar red-and-white Victorinox Swiss Army cross-and-shield logo at the 12 o’clock position. Inside the case, beneath a screwed down steel caseback, is a Swiss-made quartz movement from Ronda. The case is water-resistant to 100 meters and comes mounted on either a genuine leather strap or a stainless steel link bracelet.

Victorinox FieldForce - Brown Leather Strap
The stamped monobloc dials have large luminous numerals.

The simpler model has a day-date window at 3 o’clock and is powered by the Ronda 517 movement. The chronograph has a fixed tachymeter-scale bezel, 12-hour and 30-minute chronograph counters and a small seconds subdial, and a date window at 6 o’clock. Inside is the Ronda 5030D quartz caliber. The watches are water-resistant to 100 meters and comes mounted on either a genuine leather strap or a stainless steel link bracelet. Prices range from $350 to $395 for the three-hand model, and from $450 – $495 for the chronographs.

Victorinox FieldForce - stainless steel bracelet
FieldForce watches are equipped with Swiss quartz movements and available on leather straps or steel bracelets.
2 Responses to “In the (Swiss) Army Now: Victorinox Launches New FieldForce Collection”

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  1. Tsar Bomba

    Honestly… they remind me of Wenger watches from a few years back. Not impressed.

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  2. Pravin

    I am regular buyer of victorinix watches, I wish to purchase set ladies & gents, day- date model , please let me know where this model will bE available in Mumbai- India & it’s approx prices- leaving – 91 22 9869417642

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