An ingenious watch, the three-hand and date version of the Night Vision model now features the most useful of watchmaking complications: the chronograph. Thanks to its clearly visible counters and push-pieces, this multifunctional instrument designed by Victorinox Swiss Army asserts its watchmaking presence.
Its aesthetic details immediately arouse curiosity. An illuminated red dot at 6 o’clock, a push piece between 8 o’clock and 9 o’clock, and the inscription “TIME VISION” at 12 o’clock—these are all indicators of useful functions and an intelligent device. Lighting functions, an emergency signal and localization: these are the virtues brought together by the exclusive Victorinox Swiss Army electronic module.
Its 42 mm diameter houses 8 watch functions; Hours, minutes, Small seconds at 3 o’clock, date, chronograph: stop seconds in the center (1/1s), 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, 30-minute counter at 9 o’clock, add & split and 6 light functions activated using the push-piece located on the case between 8 o’clock and 9 o’clock, and which can be deactivated at any moment.
The highlights include a quick press activates the dial’s LED backlighting, enabling the time to be read at night; two quick presses activate the watch’s frontal lamp for two minutes which is sufficiently powerful to light your way or to guide a person toward you; three quick presses activate the strobe LED light for two minutes, which emits 150 flashes per minute; by holding the push-piece down for 15 seconds, the most important function is activated, its RESCUE feature emitting an SOS distress signal in Morse code continuing to flash for seven days and seven nights; the localization mode which is activated with five quick presses; and lastly when the red LED flashes three times every 10 seconds, it means that the light module battery is reaching the end of its lifespan.
Equipped with the Ronda 5030.D quartz chronograph caliber, which guarantees the time functions of the watch, the Night Vision Chronograph is fitted with a second battery for the LED functions. This model presents four monochrome versions which play on two levels of reading.