The Victorinox Swiss Army Mach 8 Special Edition Men’s Watch is a high-performance timepiece that lives up to its name. This watch is named after “Air Boss”, a person on an aircraft carrier who is responsible for coordinating every landing and taking-off. Because of the significance of this position, all decisions must be made with pin-point accuracy which requires reliable and precise instruments, just like this model of Victorinox Swiss Army watches for men.
Launched in 2010, the Victorinox Swiss Army Mach 8 Special Edition Men’s Watch shares some of its features with the previous models. Similar to Mach 3 Quartz model, this timepiece sports an innovative chronograph start/stop pushbutton, conveniently positioned at the eight o’clock, thus it can be engaged with the right thumb without any difficulties.
As a tribute to the Air Boss who has to make appropriate decisions at the right moment, this collection of men’s watches by Victorinox Swiss Army has features that insure extreme precision. This was the reason to include a visual countdown function which is based on a bi-directional rotating inner bezel. This sort of bezel allows the Air Boss to accurately track time among an aircraft take-offs. A simple and ingenious minute countdown timer is set by a specific crown which is located on the right side of the case, at the two o’clock position.
Back Face and Self-Winding Mechanical Movement
The Victorinox Swiss Army Mach 8 Special Edition Men’s Watch also features a resilient, triple-coated, anti reflective sapphire crystal. The case of this model has 45 millimeters in diameter and is 15 millimeters thick. The brushed stainless steel case is perfectly paired with the serious black analog dial with accented chrono sub dials (12 hours, 30 minutes and 60 seconds). For optimal visibility, the Swiss watch makers included luminous hands and hour markers (even the emblem glows in the dark). A subtle date display is situated at the nine o’clock position.
One of the most prominent features of this watch is without any doubt its precise mechanical self-winding movement (Valjoux 7750). The automatic mechanical movement is displayed through the transparent case back. This watch also has a black cowhide strap with contrast stitching and water resistance to 100m. This ultra-precise reliable timepiece with plenty of cool features is worth $1,895.