Victorinox Swiss Army new Alliance mechanical

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Victorinox Swiss Army launched this year a new timeless classic, the new Victorinox Swiss Army Alliance mechanical.  Watchmaking is about details and quality. With the new Alliance, it is all about details and the greatness of them.

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Victorinox Swiss Army is the Watch division of Victorinox, the makers of the legendary Swiss Army Knife. This year they celebrate their 130th anniversary and the 25th anniversary for the watch division.

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The new Alliance has for the first time a mechanical version that highlights all the sublime of this timeless range. Every detail is amazingly elegant and clever. Ealier during the year, we already reviewed the new beautiful Infantry GMT.

An authentic look, between modernism and classicism

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The new Alliance has a strong signature look. The white or the black dial will offer you all the beauty of a classic elegant watch with subtle modern elements. Let’s have a close look into the dial.

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Here above you can see the first of all the very classy silver Cross&Shield logo at 12 o’clock. Generally Victorinox always displays its mythical logo in red and white. For this edition, silver brings an unique look, very sharp. The numbers are represented by facetted and sharpened baguettes. Only 3, 6 and 9 o’clock have numeric figures. It contributes to the minimalistic design. Embossed in the dial there is the military hour from 14 to 22 hours. Another important detail is the seconds hand. As you can see in the picture it has the legitimate red color inspired by the Swiss Army Knife. The counter-weight of the seconds hand has a distinctive shape of the Swiss Army knife scales. The word “Automatic” is also highlighted in red so it shows the mechanical version.

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In the lower part of the dial, there is the date displayed just on top of 6 o’clock, which is also an originality. Normally, the date is displayed at 3 o’clock and even replacing the 3. Here, not only the date is at 6 o’clock but above the number. The Swiss Made mention is as always on both sided of the 6. Victorinox has its own Watch factory in Porrentruy.

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The new Alliance mechanical movement

The new version of the Alliance range is not only new from a outside look perspective. It has also a new mechanical movement. Here are some details about it.
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The watch movement is an ETA 2824 mechanical self-winding. It is the perfect movement for a watch of good quality sold at an accessible price. When calibrated correctly, which is the case here, it is a very good, reliable and precise movement. It’s robustness makes  the ETA 2824 the perfect movement for a watch owned by an active man.

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The watch itself is a 40mm stainless steel case (316L) with a scratch resistant, triple-coated anti reflective sapphire crystal.
The hands and hour marks are luminescent and the watch is water-resistant at 100m (10ATM, 330ft).  The back-case is transparent so you can see the movement. The version with leather strap has biological tanned leather material.

When functionality rules design, the result is a very contemporary piece of watchmaking. Victorinox has for the past 25 years focused in the essential aspect of its watches, so you have now an amazing catalog of beautiful collections.

LA

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info sourced at Victorinox.com, professionalwatches.com, forumamontres.com, wikipedia and Eta.com. All information is copyrighted with no reproduction rights available. 

Sebastien Eich

Sebastien Eich is passionate about Swiss watch-making and throughout the years he gathered a tremendous amount of knowledge about the beautiful art of creating a watch. Based in Switzerland, the mother land of watch-making, he has exclusive access to Brands and events. He shares all of it here for the great pleasure of sharing.