Outdoor adventurers and explorers looking for the perfect timepiece to accompany them on their next adventure will definitely want to check out the I.N.O.X from Victorinox. The rugged yet beautiful, the watch has been designed with the precision you expect from a Swiss company, but it has also been built to withstand some of the harshest conditions on the planet.
The I.N.O.X was conceived and built to celebrate the 130th anniversary of Victorinox, the same company that is behind some of the most top camping knives – a product that is well known for being robust and reliable, even under challenging conditions.
The I.N.O.X designers drew upon the company’s rich heritage and incorporated elements of their knife design into the watch. The result is one of the most durable and rugged timepieces that the company has ever produced.
Just how tough is the I.N.O.X? Victorinox says that it has put the watch through a battery of tests to ensure that it can withstand just about any kind of punishment that we can throw at it. For instance, it can survive a 10-meter (33-foot) drop onto a concrete surface and continue functioning properly.
It can also be run over by a 64-ton tank and survive two hours of being tossed around inside a washing machine. It has been certified to resist sand and dust and much as 12G forces of both acceleration and deceleration. On top of that, it continues to function in temperatures as low as -51ºC (-60ºF) or as high as +71ºC (160ºF).
The watch is also guaranteed to be waterproof down to 200 meters (656 feet). Several corrosive products have been subjected to attack, including gas, insecticides, oil, and various solvents.
Built from stainless steel (INOX actually means ‘stainless steel in French), this watch has been crafted with the finest of components. Both the axis and the hands have been reinforced, while the horns are designed to resist warping and are solidified with a strong crossbar.
An integrated protector made of silicone and nylon surrounds the face, blending seamlessly with the crown, case, and back and adding to the watch’s unique look.
Of course, the I.N.O.X is also a precision Swiss timepiece, built to continue that heritage. It features the Swiss-made Ronda quartz movement to maintain accurate time over the many years that you’ll be wearing it.
This watch has been built and designed with the explorer in mind, and as such, it is one of those pieces of gear that will become essential on your next adventure. It will also make a fine holiday gift for the adventure traveler in your life.
As someone who never leaves home without a watch on his wrist, I can tell you that this is a present that I’d certainly like to find under the tree this Christmas.
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