The Airboss Series from Victorinox Swiss Army

The Airboss Series from Victorinox Swiss Army

Airboss SeriesJust as activity on an aircraft’s flight deck is critically dependent on accurate timing, so too Victorinox Swiss Army’sAirboss collection provides a watch that combines technical performance with the power of functional design and high legibility. Victorinox Swiss Army have just released for autumn 2009 their new Airboss models, Mach 3, Mach 4 and Mach 7, all similarly inspired by precision timing that is so vital to military aviation.

Some of the features all the Victorinox Swiss Army watches share include a front that is scratch-resistant, with a triple-coated anti-reflective sapphire crystal; luminous hands and markers; and a flight-jacket stitched brown leather strap.

What makes the AirBoss unique is the ‘visual countdown’ function based on a bi-directional rotating inner bezel that surrounds the highly legible dial. This function is operated by a separate crown at 2 or 3 o’clock (depending on the models) and allows the watch to precisely track time between launches.

But the highlight of the AirBoss additions are the redesigned mechanical AirBoss Mach 4 and the quartz chronograph Mach 3. Both models feature a speciality that was first introduced by Victorinox Swiss Army: that is a clockwise rotation of the movement that allows for enhanced functionality.

On the Mach 4, the small second’s hand shifts to 7 o’clock and offers room for an oversized counter with double-sided hands. On the Mach 3, a more radical 180° rotation puts the start/stop chronograph pusher at 8 o’clock for optimal thumb operation

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