Be still my heart! Victorinox releasing a Valjoux chrono!
I’ve always wanted a mechanical Swiss Army watch. It’s been a private dream of mine, stuck somewhere between the jet-pack and dating Milla Jovovich. I know that Victorinox once made mechanicals but now they’re making them again, and I couldn’t be happier. There are two models one with an “olive and cream dial with luminescent hands and numerals on a genuine brown leather strap for $1695 and a black dial with PVD case and bracelet for $1895, not too bad for a Valjoux 7750. The model first appeared with a quartz movement but now is going automatic. Huzzah!
These should be available this winter at Victorinox stores near you. Now if only I could do something about Jovovich.
More details follow:
Swiss-made mechanical selfwinding chronograph movement (Valjoux 7750)
44 mm stainless steel case (316L)
Screw-in exhibition caseback with shock-resistant mineral crystal
Scratch-resistant, triple-coated anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Water resistant to 100 m (10 ATM, 330 ft)
• Chronograph with1/4th of a second precision timing
• Central 60-second counter
• 30-minute and 12-hour counters
• Date calendar at 6 o’clock
• Sectorial small second at 9 o’clock
• Telemeter scale on the flange
Olive and cream dial with luminescent hands and numerals on a genuine brown leather strap with contrasted stitching
Silver-white and black dial on a genuine black leather strap with contrasted stitching
Black dial and Black Ice PVD case and bracelet