Victorinox Swiss Army: 125 Years – Your Companion for Life

Victorinox Swiss Army: 125 Years – Your Companion for Life

Victorinox-Swiss-ArmyIt seems as though we have been celebrating a number of anniversaries recently – so why not news of another before this year ends.

125 years ago the founder of Victorinox Swiss Army, Karl Elsener, opened a cutlery workshop where he developed the Original Swiss Army Knife. Today, the Elsener family are still the directors of the company, the third and fourth generations are now at the helm.

The same spirit of innovation that went into the production of that first iconic pocket knife has been applied to Victorinox Swiss Army’s other products ever since, including, of course, their timepieces, household and professional knives, travel gear and ladies’ and men’s fashion.

2009 is also the 20th anniversary of the first Victorinox Swiss Army timepiece. So it is not surprising that to mark these anniversaries the company have produced the Travel Alarm 1884 Limited Edition which has been limited to 1,884 pieces worldwide.

The technical teams of both the knife and watch divisions have joined forces and applied the principle of the retractable blade to the design of this stylish and one-of-a-kind travel alarm. The resulting timepiece features the same spring effect and ‘click’ sound as the Original Swiss Army Knife, the same red side-panels, and it even includes the typical toothpick and tweezers found in the Victorinox Swiss Army pocket knives.

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