One of the latest additions to the Swiss Army Victorinox collection of products is the new ladies’ timepiece called Aliance Small. It is a refine looking watch with subtle design, made for the people who prefer conservatively looking timepieces to futuristic or flashy models. In the watchmaking aspect, this product is not that special or highly developed. It is a simple quartz-driven watch without any interesting complications. Still, it represents the quality of the construction that Victorinox is able to achieve, and has a clean design and distinguished appearance.
The new timekeeper by Swiss Army is a part of the Classic collection and its sub-category Alliance, which is clear even from the name of the product. It includes a round case made from 316L stainless steel, which is a kind of expected for a company that owes the latter part of its name to that very material (stainless steel in French is acier inoxydable, or inox in a shorter version). The back of the case is screw-in, thus providing the water resistance to 100 meters (around 330 feet) .Since Victorinox Alliance Small watch is intended for women, its case features a small diameter of 30 mm. Consistent with the watchmaker’s practice, this women’s model from the Classic collection is also guarded with a triple coated antiglare-proof sapphire crystal with exceptional resistance to scratches.
Quartz Caliber Ronda 705
Inside the small steel circular case of Alliance Small timepiece, there is a Swiss made quartz movement caliber Ronda 705. This sort of movement features the accuracy of -10/+20 seconds within a month, providing, of course, that the temperature does not drop below zero Celsius degrees, which can further affect its precision. It is also good to know that this movement is powered by a 3 V battery that can last for more than ten years in theory. The only features that are provided by this caliber, and this is exactly the case with Vicorinox Alliance Small, are three hands and a date display.
The lack of complications defines the appearance of the dial that looks fairly simple. Still, it seems like Vicotorinox made the most of the quartz watch and designed a supreme looking product with a great aesthetical appeal. The dial can be either silver or black with silver accents, depending on the variation. Apart from three hands and a date aperture at the bottom of the dial, the face of the timepiece also includes two large Arabic numerals (three and nine), stylish faceted hour markers (both hands and markers are luminous), minute indexes on the flange and an inner ring that facilitates the expression of time in 24-hour format.
There are two different major types of attachment that are used in five variations of the model. The first one is a three-row stainless steel bracelet with the central link being the widest. This type of attachment fastens with a deployment clasp. The other type is a leather strap which closes with a pin buckle. Depending on the version, it can be black or brown.
Variations of the Model
As it has been mentioned, there are five different variations of the newcomer from the Classic collection. The first one with the reference number 241541 has a silver dial and a brown leather strap. The next one is with the designation 241539 and has the dial of the same color, but comes with a stainless steel bracelet. On the other hand, the third model 241540 also includes a steel bracelet, but in this case, it is paired with a black dial. The same type of dial is utilized for the model 241542. The distinctive trait of this version is a black leather strap. The final version is slightly different from all the others. This watch also has a silver dial, but its hands and markers are executed in the color of yellow gold. The same color is featured on its two-tone steel bracelet with PVD coating.