Victorinox Swiss Army introduces the ‘Alpnach’ Limited Edition 2012. This chronograph has it’s name from a helicopter-base of the Swiss army located at an altitude of 445 meters in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Taking on these details the watch is also limited to a quantity of 445 pieces. The design was inspired by a helicopter modell, the AS 532 Cougar. The new limited edition reunites all the most successful elements of it’s predecessors. The small-seconds indicator at 9 o’clock is directly inspired by the four-bladed rotor of the AS 532 Cougar military helicopter, and the chronograph’s zero-reset push-piece at 4 o’clock is reminiscent of the collective lever of the same aircraft.
The watch is of course Swiss Made with a case of 44 mm, stainless steel (316 L), black PVD treatment. It is scratch-resistant with a triple-coated anti-reflection sapphire crystal and water-resistant to 100 metres (10 ATM/330 feet). It features a screw-down open-worked case back in black PVD treatment with circular satin-brushing. The rotating bezel with tachometer scale has a countdown function ands all figures are coated with luminescent material.
The Alpnach Limited Edition 2012 will be in stores soon. You can check online at Victorinox for the closest retailer in your area.
Take a closer look at the watch in the gallery above.