Thursday, November 19, 2015

Victorinox Swiss Army Airboss Collection - Airboss Mach 9 & Airboss Black Edition

The Airboss collection by Victorinox Swiss Army is inspired by the countdown commander of an aircraft carrier - known as the “Air Boss” - who determines every take-off and landing time. His role requires pinpoint accuracy and unwavering attention to detail.

To mark the end of 2015, the Airboss line is welcoming its newest addition: the Airboss Mach 9 chronograph. This timepiece features all the exceptional functions introduced by Victorinox Swiss Army, namely a 180° rotation of the movement, which places the chronograph start/stop button at 8 o’clock for optimal use by the right thumb, a crown and date window at 9 o’clock, and a second crown at 2 o’clock.

Refined aesthetics, robustness, precision and perfect readability across all functions are the watchwords that guided the creators of this model, which has been reinterpreted and redesigned down to the finest detail for the 2015 version. The very open dial  is  characterized  by  oversized numerals and long central hours and minutes hands, both covered with luminescent material and topped by the chronograph seconds hand. As expected, Victorinox Swiss Army has not forgotten military time, which is printed on a circle traced in the center.
The timekeeping functions are operated in the traditional manner,  using  two  oblong  pushers positioned on the flank of the case band either side of the crown. The 30-minute counter is at 6 o’clock, the 12-hour counter at 12 o’clock, the small-seconds indicator at 3 o’clock and the date aperture at 6 o’clock.

One of the most popular features of pilot watches is the practical rotary slide rule inscribed on the rotating bezel. This allows you to measure and convert different variables, such as the metric system into miles or litres into gallons, as well as speed, distance and fuel consumption. This function can prove extremely useful both in the air and in everyday life.

The Airboss Mach 9 chronograph is available in two versions: the first features an ecologically tanned brown leather strap while the second offers a stainless steel bracelet. A truly high caliber instrument, the Airboss successfully reinterprets the aesthetic codes of the first pilot watches.


The new Airboss Black Edition range showcases an essential expression of the Airboss collection. The Mach 9, Mechanical Chronograph and three hands models are now available in black PDV-treated versions with sandblasted cases that create a matt, technical and modern look. Victorinox’s signature red is present on both the seconds hand and the military time stamped on the lower part of the sapphire crystal.
The strap has been made from black canvas for a touch of elegance, with four areas of red stitching for a recognizable signature.

Technical details
Airboss Mach 9, Swiss Made
Case
45 mm case
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with triple anti-reflection treatment
Water-resistant to 100 meters (10 ATM / 330 feet)
Movement visible through screw-in stainless steel case back

Dials and strap
Anthracite gray dial
Numerals + hours and minutes hands covered with luminescent material
Military time stamped in red beneath the crystal
Date aperture at 6 o’clock
Ecologically tanned strap or stainless steel bracelet

Movement
Valjoux 7750 automatic mechanical movement

Functions
Chronograph: hours, minutes, seconds, date, 30-minute counter at 6 o’clock, 12-hour counter at  12 o’clock and small-seconds indicator at 3 o’clock.
Slide rule

Availability
Winter 2015

Airboss Mach 9 Black Edition, Swiss Made 
Case
45 mm sandblasted case, black PVD finishes
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with triple anti-reflection treatment
Water-resistant to 100 meters (10 ATM / 330 feet)
Movement visible through screw-in stainless steel case back

Dials and strap 
Black dial
Numerals + hours and minutes hands covered with luminescent material
Military time stamped in red beneath the crystal
Date aperture at 6 o’clock
Nylon strap

Movement
Valjoux 7750 automatic mechanical movement

Functions
Chronograph: hours, minutes, seconds, date, 30-minute counter at 6 o’clock, 12-hour counter at 12 o’clock and small-seconds indicator at 3 o’clock.
Slide rule

Availability
Winter 2015

Airboss Mechanical Chronograph Black Edition, Swiss Made 
Case
42 mm sandblasted case, black PVD finishes
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with triple anti-reflection treatment
Water-resistant to 100 meters (10 ATM / 330 feet)
Movement visible through screw-in stainless steel case back

Dials and strap Black dial
Numerals + hours and minutes hands covered with luminescent material
Military time stamped in red beneath the crystal
Date aperture at 3 o’clock
Nylon strap

Movement
Valjoux 7750 automatic mechanical movement

Functions 
Chronograph: hours, minutes, seconds, date, 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock, 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock and small-seconds indicator at 9 o’clock.

Availability
Winter 2015

Airboss Mechanical Black Edition, Swiss Made 
Case
42 mm sandblasted case, black PVD finishes
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with triple anti-reflection treatment
Water-resistant to 100 meters (10 ATM / 330 feet)
Movement visible through screw-in stainless steel case back

Dials and strap
Black dial
Numerals + hours and minutes hands covered with luminescent material
Military time stamped in red beneath the crystal
Date aperture at 6 o’clock
Nylon strap

Movement
ETA 2824-2 automatic mechanical movement

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, and date

Availability
Winter 2015

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