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A bold black dial, the classic look of stainless steel, and Swiss design mastery combine to make the Victorinox Swiss Army Men's Classic Alliance Watch #241049 a versatile, sophisticated timepiece. Featuring a trio of chronograph subdials, a date window at four o'clock, and the Victorinox shield at 12 o'clock, with white Arabic numerals fit in at the three, five, seven, eight, and nine o'clock marks, and a set of luminous hands, this classic chrono watch allows you to time minutes, seconds, and tenths of a second. This Alliance Watch also offers the clean look of a stainless steel bezel, 40-millimeter stainless steel case featuring two pushers and a textured crown, plus a stainless steel bracelet band held in place by a push-button deployment clasp. The watch also offers the protection of a sapphire crystal that is anti-reflective and scratch-resistant. It is water resistant to 330 feet (100 meters).
The Victorinox Swiss Army Story
In 1884, Karl Elsener opened a cutlery workshop in Ibach-Schwyz, Switzerland with the support of his mother Victoria. Just like that, Victorinox Swiss Army was born.
In 1891, Elsener and his coworkers deliver knives for soldiers in the Swiss Army for the first time. Six years later, the company legally protected the names Swiss "Officer's" and "Sport Knife." The model later became known as the Original Swiss Army Knife.
Following Elsener's mother's death in 1909, the company incorporated her name into the brand and unveiled its well-known cross and shield emblem. Elsener arrived at the name Victorinox by combining the name Victoria with "inox," an abbreviation of the French word for rust-resistant steel, "inoxydable."
In 1989, Victorinox officially entered the timepiece business in the United States under the brand name Swiss Army. In 1999, Victorinox partners with the American TRG Group in St. Louis and enters into the international travel gear market. In 2001, the company launched a fashion line in the U.S. with a collection that delivers technical and tailored styling capturing the brands essence of practical luxury. If that wasn't enough, in 2007 Victorinox sets up Victorinox Swiss Army Fragrance AG, and in 2009 Victorinox Swiss Unlimited was launched.
Victorinox Swiss Army treasures its heritage, the future is equally inspiring. Innovation is at the heart of each Victorinox product it introduces, with exciting technical advancement throughout all its product categories.