Victorinox introduces Chrono Classic 3-step watch: Accurate to 1/100th of a second – Swiss Army know-how available at Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons
Chrono Classic is a “three-step” watch, meaning it’s the very image of the famous Swiss Army knife on which it is based. A classic timepiece dedicated to the reading of hours and minutes, it is also a chronograph accurate to the hundredth of a second. The transition from one mode to the other is performed through a simple double click of the crown. This returns the three central hands to 12 o’clock and turns the date window at 6 o’clock into a counter displaying the zero-zero position. Activating the chronograph is simple – just press the button at 2 o’clock. The central red hand then counts off the seconds, while the other two count minutes and hours. Another click stops the timing operation, and the window at 6 o’clock shows the hundredth of a second. Pressing the second button at 4 o’clock resets the chronograph.
Even more exceptional: you can switch back to normal time-reading mode while the chronograph continues running. A double click on the crown and voila! This technical prowess is due to the watch’s Swiss Made FM13D quartz movement, which is manufactured by Soprod, a Bernese Jura company with which Victorinox Swiss Army has worked closely. This collaboration has resulted in an exclusive development: the numerical representation of 1/100th of a second, which is performed by two small rotating discs on the lower part of the dial. The display form of the Grande Date, a perpetual calendar, is another unique feature of the movement.
This technical innovation has also inspired the Chrono Classic’s design. The guilloche decoration covering both discs recalls the shape and decoration of Swiss Army Officer’s knife. Other aesthetic features also pay homage to the origins and values of Victorinox. The axis of rotation of the discs echoes to way blades fold back into the knife. The index and counterweight of the red central seconds hand also borrow their shape from the famous multi-purpose tool. In short, and in so many ways, Chrono Classic is the synthesis of Victorinox Swiss Army know-how.
The timepieces are available at select Seddiqi & Sons stores across the UAE and for more information on Chrono Classic, please visit: http://chronoclassic.victorinox.com/ and for Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons please visit: www.seddiqi.com.