BASELNEWS 2011New dimensions: Victorinox Swiss Army Infantry Vintage Mechanical
The new Infantry Vintage Mechanical is trimmer in case size from its mechanical predecessors, in keeping with contemporary watch aesthetics. The look is simpler but refined: the tone-on-tone color block combinations set it apart. So, too, does its dial presentation: three bold hands and three circles of indicators — 24-hour military markers in the middle, oversized Arabic hours around them, and a 60-minute/second track with 5-second intervals at the dial periphery.
The look is rich, sophisticated, and masculine, yet the new dimensions make it appropriate for all wrists sizes. Every surface is satin-finished, with cut and polished angles subtly bringing a shimmering light to the outline. Generous volumes of luminescence — on the minute, hour hands and markers, greatly increases the watch’s night legibility. Anti-glare treatment on the sapphire crystal make it equally easy to read in direct sunlight.
Finally, the standout case coating in an exclusive Black Ice PVD coating, a pollution-free and non-allergenic technology issued from the aeronautic industry. The warm and lustrous depth of the color is underlined by its soft contrast with a brown dial and matching leather strap. The tone-on-tone color block combination is an industry first.
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