This latest model from Victorinox Swiss Army to me a little difficult to accept a Swiss Army watch. Over the past few years, the style of Swiss Army watches has a lot of time, not only in terms of style but also in terms of the type of watch, which offers manufacturers.
Basically, I think the model Victorinox Swiss Army Alpnach Black Ice Chronograph really good quartz watches, which are in a small price range of $300 – $500. But the manufacturer has decided otherwise, and this mechanical model Alpnach Black Ice Chronograph worth almost $2,000.
Victorinox Swiss Army Alpnach Black Ice Chronograph
The new Swiss army original watches offer a stylish look and a Swiss quartz movement for about $300. The Swiss army is very popular in the US, and it looks like that only because of this, the price of models Victorinox Swiss Army Alpnach Black Ice Chronograph became so big. Those people who want to go from cheap digital clock to clock with a beautiful design, I think, not very willing to pay them $2,600.
Although it is not only the price makes me accept this watch really Swiss Army watch. Dial as if created for models, which are not so important to see the time, rather than for the people waiting on the clock and easily legible dial. These military watches like to mix sober clarity with smooth European aesthetics.
The housing has a width of 44 mm steel with black PVD coating. Honestly, look Alpnach Black Ice Chronograph as a toy clock for the 12-year-old boy, to play Voy NUS ki. Victorinox Swiss Army is clearly more mature and refined brand than this is not entirely successful version.
Glass clock Victorinox Swiss Army Alpnach Black Ice Chronograph is made of sapphire with anti-reflective AR coating, water-resistant up to 100 meters. Watch markers and hands are covered with the fluorescent composition; it helps to know the time in low light.
Inside the watch is a Swiss automatic ETA Valjoux 7750 chronograph movement with a power reserve of 40 hours. With the window of sapphire can observe the work of the movement back of the watch. The chronograph second hand does not feel too big, and I like the combination of black, white and red colors. Oddly enough, it seems to drive and naked and hectic at the same time.
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Apparently, the brand Victorinox Swiss Army found a new designer. Somebody new came in and tried a little to mix styles. But I just hope that the manufacturer will soon understand everything because the clock Alpnach Black Ice Chronograph simply cannot attract the right buyers and can significantly damage the solid Victorinox Swiss Army customer base.
They do not only do not have to taste this project, but also the high price of the model with enthusiastic design, which, in my opinion, lacks the true purpose of the brand and its spirit. I think not only I would like to see more quality and affordable watches.