Last night we had the opportunity to check out the latest timepiece from Victorinox called the INOX. If you never really heard of them you have seen them before. You most likely recognize them more for making the good old Swiss Army knife and bearing the swiss and shield symbol on all their products.
So the “INOX” which derives from their name Victorinox is slated as being one of the most rugged wrist watches around. While at the event they had five different test stations showing how the watch can be handled in different conditions. They had areas where it was getting sand blasted over and over again, another area where it was sitting in boiling water temperatures of 300 degrees, another with a few sitting in blocks of ice for over 12 hours and you could still see them ticking, and another area showing things from it being hit with fire and dropped from high areas. Oh yeah they even had it in a high intense washer machine going through crazy rinse cycles of water.
If you think you will run into any of these extreme conditions or an adventurer you may want to check out the INOX. Picking it up it does have some weight to it and definitely feels like it has a ton of durability. It is a beauty with its sapphire crystal and 43mm steel casing.
Below are some tech specs about the INOX as well as some quick footage and images from the event:
- Swiss Made
- 43 mm stainless steel case
- Quartz movement (RONDA 715)
- Scratch-resistant, triple-coated anti-reflective sapphire crystal
- Water-resistant to 200 m (20 ATM, 660 ft)
- Luminescent hands and indexes
- Protected screw-down crown
- Screwed caseback
- Date calendar
- End-of-life indicator
- Black dial
- Monobloc dial
- Genuine rubber strap
- Delivered with a protective black bumper
The INOX by Victorinox is $525 and available now