Victorinox Swiss Army continues to evolve its popular Victorinox Swiss Army Night Vision watch collection with further improvements on the timepiece’s functionality for 2014. Since 2003, the brand has supplied adventurers in need of a guiding light with Victorinox Swiss Army Night Vision timepieces that include a bright LED flashlight in addition to a traditional Swiss analog dial watch movement. The latest Victorinox Swiss Army Night Vision collection offers the most advanced functionality to date. Combining tools in functional ways is a key strength of the Victorinox Swiss Army brand, a value which is epitomized in the Victorinox Swiss Army Night Vision watch.
Those familiar with the Victorinox Swiss Army Night Vision collection, as well as the hands-on review on aBlogtoWatch, will be curious to know about the latest enhancements to the timepiece family. Visually similar to the outgoing Victorinox Swiss Army Night Vision collection, Victorinox Swiss Army begins by adding a few new color styles, along with available custom “guilloche textured” rubber straps. The 42mm wide polished steel Victorinox Swiss Army Night Vision cases are supplemented with new PVD “Black Ice” models that offer a more tactical yet refined look. Further, in addition to the black dial available for the watch, a new Army Green option is available. Each of these styles is available with a matching black or military green natural rubber strap uniquely designed to fit the Victorinox Swiss Army Night Vision case.
New functionality in the Victorinox Swiss Army Night Vision watch adds customization features that Victorinox Swiss Army customers have been asking for. The Victorinox Swiss Army Night Vision watch has two large-sized LEDs in the lighting module which are either directed onto the dial for illumination purposes our externally as a beacon or flashlight. In order to preserve the timepiece’s primary functionality to indicate the time, a separate battery is used for the Swiss Ronda caliber 705 quartz watch movement, as well as for the lighting module. For the latest Victorinox Swiss Army Night Vision models, the user can disable the blinking small red LED “Locater / Light EOL” which is located above 6 o’clock on the dial. This light allows wearers to locate the watch in the dark while it also serves to notify users when the battery for the light module must be changed. Now, users can disable the passive blinking red LED light.
Users can also now disable the blue LED light that serves to illuminate the dial for reading the time more easily in the dark. Victorinox Swiss Army already provides light-charged luminant material painted on the hour markers and hands, and has found that some wearers prefer to disable the dial back light, which can now be toggled to activate or not on request. One final change to the lighting module in the Victorinox Swiss Army Night Vision is the functionality for the strobe light mode. Now, the strobe mode blinks “SOS” in Morse code as an emergency beacon should the wearer find themselves in a dangerous situation.
Setting the time on the Victorinox Swiss Army Night Vision is accomplished via the traditional screw-down crown located on the right side of the case, while the six light models are operated via the pusher on the left side of the case. Durability features include an anti-reflective treated scratch-resistant sapphire crystal over the dial, as well as a case with 50 meters of water resistance.
For the ultimate in performance, style, Swiss refinement, and reliability Victorinox Swiss Army’s Night Vision watch collection is an ideal way of having a powerful LED flashlight without having to carry extra gear. Prices for the Victorinox Swiss Army Night Vision watch collection range from $595 – $795 USD. For more information or to purchase, visit victorinoxwatches.com.