The Airboss collection is inspired by the countdown commander of an aircraft carrier - known as the “Air Boss” - who determines every take-off and landing time. His role requires pinpoint accuracy and unwavering attention to detail. To mark the end of 2015, the Airboss line is welcoming its newest addition: the Airboss Mach 9 chronograph. This timepiece features all the exceptional functions introduced by Victorinox Swiss Army, namely a 180° rotation of the movement, which places the chronograph start/stop button at 8 o’clock for optimal use by the right thumb, a crown and date window at 9 o’clock, and a second crown at 2 o’clock.
Refined aesthetics, robustness, precision and perfect readability across all functions are the watchwords that guided the creators of this model, which has been reinterpreted and redesigned down to the finest detail for the 2015 version. The very open dial is characterized by oversized numerals and long central hours and minutes hands, both covered with luminescent material and topped by the chronograph seconds hand. As expected, Victorinox Swiss Army has not forgotten military time, which is printed on a circle traced in the center. The timekeeping functions are operated in the traditional manner, using two oblong pushers positioned on the flank of the caseband either side of the crown.
The 30-minute counter is at 6 o’clock, the 12-hour counter at 12 o’clock, the small-seconds indicator at 3 o’clock and the date aperture at 6 o’clock. One of the most popular features of pilot watches is the practical rotary slide rule inscribed on the rotating bezel. This allows you to measure and convert different variables, such as the metric system into miles or liters into gallons, as well as speed, distance and fuel consumption. This function can prove extremely useful both in the air and in everyday life.
The new Airboss Black Edition range showcases an essential expression of the Airboss collection. The Mach 9, Mechanical Chronograph and three hands models are now available in black PDV-treated versions with sandblasted cases that create a matt, technical and modern look. Victorinox’s signature red is present on both the seconds hand and the military time stamped on the lower part of the sapphire crystal. The strap has been made from black canvas for a touch of elegance, with four areas of red stitching for a recognizable signature.