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The 20 Best Swiss Army Watches of All-Time

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15 years ago, there were two competitors in the field of Swiss Army watches: Victorinox and Wenger. In 2005, Victorinox acquired Wenger, and is now the only manufacturer of genuine Swiss Army watches. If you were thinking the lack of competition might have made it complacent, think again. The Swiss brand continues to push the envelope in high-quality, expertly crafted, and super stylish watches, as out line up of the 20 best Swiss watches of all time attests.

Victorinox Swiss Army FieldForce Chrono

20. Victorinox Swiss Army FieldForce Chrono

Even if you’ve got money to burn, it’s always nice to feel you've grabbed a bargain, and with the Victorinox Swiss Army FieldForce Chrono, that’s exactly what you get. Priced at $ 450.00, it represents excellent value for money, especially when you consider its superb lineup of features. Slip your wrist through this little beauty, and you can expect excellent readability thanks to its generously sized numerals and markers and use of Super LumiNova technology, precision timekeeping, chronograph functions and a tachymeter scale, and a bold design featuring dynamic red second hands with a Swiss Army Knife-shaped counterweight, and a striking red cross and shield emblem on the dial. The 42 mm diameter, meanwhile, is enough to give this sporty classic heft without bulk.

19. Victorinox Swiss Army Alliance Sport Chronograph

Item Number: 241816

With markers made to resemble a Swiss army knife, a stopwatch needle counterweight, a high-grade Swiss made stainless steel case, a tachymeter-scale bezel, and a sleek, modern aesthetic, the Alliance Sport Chronograph has all the hallmarks of your new favorite watch. Thanks to its extreme durability and scratch-resistant, triple-coated anti-reflective sapphire crystal lens, it also has everything you need to make sure you’ll be reaping the rewards of this $ 525.00 investment piece for years to come.

Victorinox Swiss Army FieldForce Sport Chrono

18. Victorinox Swiss Army FieldForce Sport Chrono

Item Number: 241890

With a modern aesthetic and a superlative list of features, the FieldForce Sport Chrono justifies every cent of its $595 price tag. Thanks to its generously proportioned hands and SuperLuminova technology, the watch offers excellent readability 24/7. The Swiss-made chronograph functions and tachymeter scale, meanwhile, guarantees precision timekeeping. Design-wise, we’re looking at a sporty, bold style that’s capable of looking as good in the office as it does in the outdoors. It may be priced a fraction above the FieldForce Chrono, but if you’re someone who values a style and function capable of keeping up with an active lifestyle, it’s worth the extra few dollars.

Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. Autumn Spirit

17. Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. Autumn Spirit

Item Number: 241894

Marrying modern design with timeless craftsmanship, the Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. Autumn Spirit is a little gem. Perfect for those who like to spend as much time underwater as possible, it's designed to survive whatever occasion it finds itself in, whether that’s a board meeting, a date, or a dive. Notable features include the pioneering survival paracord strap, the scratch-resistant, triple-coated anti-reflective sapphire crystal lens, and the modern, sophisticated design.

16. Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X.

Item Number: 241727

Gear Hungry has some great things to say about the I.N.O.X. not least it’s magnificent water resistance and translucent compass protective bumper. The good stuff just keeps coming: strap one of these beauties to your wrist, and you can expect a rugged but sophisticated aesthetic built around an olive and beige color palette, luminescent hands for easy reading, incredible durability, and a solid, comfortable fit.

Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. Titanium

15. Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. Titanium

Item Number: 241758

If you’re tired of throwaway fashion, you’re going to love the I.N.O.X. Titanium. Build to withstand 130 extreme endurance homologation tests, this is a watch built to see you through the long haul. Made from lightweight, incredibly durable titanium and featuring an outstandingly resilient rubber strap and removable compass bumper for scratch protection, it’ll weather the most extreme conditions without batting an eyelid. It’s not let down in the looks department, either: with a matte gray dial and a choice between three different strap colors, it’s a modern classic.

Victorinox Swiss Army Alliance Sport Chronograph

14. Victorinox Swiss Army Alliance Chronograph

Item Number: 241746

Stylish and with superior functionality, the Alliance Chronograph will make a masterful addition to your collection. Featuring a robust, 44-mm case, well-proportioned hands and markers for enhanced readability, three chronograph discs, scratch-resistant, triple-coated anti-reflective sapphire crystal, and a timeless aesthetic, this is a piece that works hard, looks good, and is built to last.

13. Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. V

Item Number: 241880

For ladies with attitude, the I.N.O.X. V is the perfect accessory. Marrying a bold, strong aesthetic with effortless elegance, it’s versatility will take you from the great outdoors to the boardroom with style. Functionally, it’s a gem: expect superb readability thanks to its SuperLuminova technology, a design capable of withstanding 130 extreme endurance homologation tests, an end-of-life indicator, and military timekeeping.

Victorinox Swiss Army Maverick

12. Victorinox Swiss Army Maverick

Item Number: 241824

Tough, robust, and capable of withstanding plenty of action, the Maverick showcases all the very best of Swiss watchmaking mastery. The Swiss-made quartz movement and unidirectional rotating bezel offer precision timekeeping to a fraction of a second, while the crown protection and 100m water resistance make this a piece ideal for those with an active lifestyle. Even if you’re happier in the boardroom than you are in the great outdoors, you’ll find the elegant aesthetic will up to par.

I.N.O.X. Professional Diver

11. I.N.O.X. Professional Diver

Item Number: 241734

If you’re looking for a watch that’ll stand up to an extreme lifestyle, the I.N.O.X. Professional Diver could be just the ticket. With water resistance up to 200m, anti-magnetism, an expandable rubber strap to fit comfortably over a diving suit, and a design that’s capable of standing up to 130 extreme endurance homologation tests, this is a diver watch that does exactly what it says on the tin. Durability isnt the only thing it does well: with a matte, sandblasted stainless steel case and a sunshine yellow genuine rubber bracelet, it’s quite the looker.

Victorinox Swiss Army Alliance Mechanical

10. Victorinox Swiss Army Alliance Mechanical

Item Number: 241874

If you’re in the market for a handsome watch with expert functionality, the Alliance Mechanical won’t disappoint. Its debonair looks, three-dimensional dial, and robust stainless steel bracelet will see you through any occasion with style, while its precision timekeeping, Super Luminova technology for easy readability, and scratch-resistant, triple-coated anti-reflective sapphire crystal means this is a piece that packs as much of a punch on the engineering front as it does the sartorial one.

Victorinox Swiss Army Maverick Chronograph

9. Victorinox Swiss Army Maverick Chronograph

Item Number: 241695

If you’re drawn to the Victorinox Swiss Army Maverick Chrono Black Edition but can’t quite stretch to the $750 price tag, you’ll find Maverick Chronograph 241695 at $695 a very happy alternative. Its Swiss-made quartz movement offers the ultimate in precision timekeeping, while its stainless steel case and triple-coated anti-reflective sapphire crystal guarantee it’ll keep smiling through even the toughest conditions. The sleekly elegant stainless steel bracelet, blackface and steel case, meanwhile, makes this a watch that delivers as much on style as it does on function. Little wonder, then, that Instash rank it as one of Victorinox’s very finest pieces.

Victorinox Swiss Army Maverick Chrono Black Edition

8. Victorinox Swiss Army Maverick Chrono Black Edition

Item Number: 241797

According to Improb, the Victorinox Swiss Army Maverick ranks as one of the very best Swiss-made watches out there, and a quick glance at its spec leaves us in no mood to disagree. Blending functionality with style to masterful effect, the Maverick Chrono, as its description goes, is a watch that knows no limits. Featuring chronograph and tachymeter functions, a count-up scale, crown protection, 100 m water resistance, and a matte black graduated bezel for precision time-keeping, this sleek piece keeps pace with an active lifestyle effortlessly.

Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. Professional Diver Titanium

7. Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. Professional Diver Titanium

Item Number: 241813

If you need a watch that’ll hold up to your adventurous lifestyle, the I.N.O.X. Professional Diver Titanium might well be it. With a 200 m water resistance and a handwoven survival paracord strap to fit over the wrist, the piece is perfect for water sports enthusiasts. Made from ultra-lightweight alloy and featuring a hypoallergenic titanium case, it's designed to offer ultimate comfort without sacrificing strength.

Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. Mechanical

6. Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. Mechanical

Item Number: 241835

With a superbly comfortable stainless steel bracelet, a substantial but not cumbersome 43 mm diameter, a bezel featuring a bezel anti-scratch coating and a protective removable bumper, an expertly designed, Swiss-made automatic mechanical movement, and a classic aesthetic that’s elevated by some exceptional finishing touches (not least the elaborate guilloche pattern on the dial, the I.N.O.X. Mechanical is certain to be your new favorite wrist accessory.

Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. Carbon

5. Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. Carbon

Item Number: 241859

The army- inspired I.N.O.X. Carbon might not be the most elegant looking watch around, but if you like the robust, masculine aesthetic, it delivers on every count. Designed with Super-LumiNova technology, the piece offers enhanced nighttime readability, while it use of space-tested carbon composite allows it to withstand pretty much anything you throw at it. With a diameter of

43 mm, its big enough to feel robust, but not so big as to feel clunky. The addition of a paracord band, meanwhile, is a very handy little addition for anyone who spends any time outdoors. As HIConsumption notes, simply dismantle it from the watch before putting it to use as a shelter tie, a tourniquet, or anything else the occasion calls for. All in all, a terrific little number well worth its $ 875.00 price tag.

4. Victorinox Swiss Army Airboss Mechanical

Item Number: 241888

Looking for a watch that delivers precision timekeeping, superb reliability, and eye-catching aesthetics? Then look no further than the Airboss Mechanical. Granted, with each piece selling at an average of $ 1,095.00, it’s by no means cheap- but with a 38-hour power reserve, an exclusive military time function, Super-LumiNova technology for improved legibility, and a design that pays tribute to the aviator watches of old, would you really expect it to be?

Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. Carbon Mechanical

3. Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. Carbon Mechanical

Item Number: 241866.1

If you want a watch with edgy good looks and expert functionality, you may very well have found your match in the I.N.O.X. Carbon Mechanical. Noted for its strength and durability, and including stand out features such as a space-tested carbon composite case for outstanding scratch and chemical resistance, SuperLuminova hands, and indexes for improved visibility, and a 38-hour power reserve, this is a watch that has it all… and with each purchase coming with a complementary Spartan PS knife and black protective bumper, that’s more than just hyperbole.

Victorinox Swiss Army Airboss Mechanical

2. Victorinox Swiss Army Airboss Mechanical Chronograph

Item Number: 241795

If you’ve got $ 1,995.00 going spare, you’ll be hard pushed to find a better use for it than investing in an Airboss Mechanical Chronograph. Designed with a nod to aviation history and a salute to very 21st-century technology, the watch offers a host of appealing features, including Super-LumiNova for easy readability at night, and a scratch-resistant, triple-coated anti-reflective sapphire crystal case. With a classic frame and a simple dark blue palette, the piece marries elegant aesthetics with superb functionality effortlessly.

Victorinox Swiss Army Airboss Mach 9

1. Victorinox Swiss Army Airboss Mach 9

Item Number: 241742

If money’s no object, the Airboss Mach 9 Black Edition makes a very worthy investment. Coupling a sleekly elegant design with some hardcore functionality, it perfectly exemplifies why the Swiss are considered masters of watchmaking. Lucky owners can expect a 48-hour power reserve, a scratch-resistant, triple-coated anti-reflective sapphire crystal case, a convenient start/stop thumb operation, and both military time and chronograph functions. Designed to suit the modern-day adventurer, the classic aesthetic will take you from the mountaintop to the boardroom (and, thanks to that stupendous power reserve, all the way back again) with ease.

Garrett Parker

Written by Garrett Parker

Garrett by trade is a personal finance freelance writer and journalist. With over 10 years experience he's covered businesses, CEOs, and investments. However he does like to take on other topics involving some of his personal interests like automobiles, future technologies, and anything else that could change the world.

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