Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. REMADE IN SWITZERLAND

Inspired by the famous “REMADE IN SWITZERLAND” fashion collection developed for Victorinox by British designer Christopher Raeburn in 2011, I.N.O.X. is adopting recycled military leather for a limited edition of just 250 timepieces.

In 2011, the fashion division of Victorinox made the headlines during New York Fashion Week with a capsule collection entitled “REMADE IN SWITZERLAND” created by brilliant designer Christopher Raeburn. Swiss Army blankets, sleeping bags and parachutes were recycled into a clever range of clothes, and this partnership led to the appointment of Christopher Raeburn as Artistic Director of Victorinox Fashion in 2013.

Victorinox Swiss Army has chosen to honour this REMADE IN SWITZERLAND collection with a limited and numbered edition of its I.N.O.X. watch, a timepiece of extraordinary resilience. This model, limited to 250 timepieces, features a leather strap fashioned from a stock of Swiss Army military bags dating from the period 1911 to 1970.
Renowned by collectors for its incomparable quality, this vintage, vegetable-tanned leather with a beautiful patina offers unprecedented resistance despite its age, which can sometimes exceed 100 years. A removable protective bumper that can be attached to the watch case has also been created.
Cut out of the same leather, the bumper’s opening over the dial follows the contours of the trademark bezel design of I.N.O.X. Since each strap and bumper originates from a different bag or cartridge belt, every one of the 250 pieces has its own unique colour and patina. In a further mark of their individuality, each of the 250 pieces will be numbered.

Technical details
Reinforced 43 mm stainless steel
Scratch resistant sapphire crystal with triple anti-reflective treatment
Water resistant to 200 meters (20 ATM / 660 feet)
Removable protective bumper made of vintage leather cut from a stock of Swiss Army military bags and cartridge belts dating from the period 1911 to 1970
Screwed-on stainless- steel case back

Military time on the flange
Date window at 4h30

Swiss made Ronda 715 quartz movement

Strap made of vintage leather cut from a stock of Swiss Army military bags and cartridge belts dating from the period 1911 to 1970
Supplied with a second strap in green rubber

Spring 2015

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