To celebrate its 25th anniversary as a Swiss watchmaker, Victorinox Swiss Army is launching a limited and numbered titanium edition of its famous diving watch. In a first for the Dive Master collection, the 500 pieces in this exclusive 43mm model are powered by a mechanical chronograph movement with automatic winding.
Robustness, reliability and functionality: these are the main qualities of all Victorinox Swiss Army watches. However, Dive Master 500 is especially emblematic of this philosophy: exceptionally tough, it is designed to withstand the test of time. Tested by specialists who regularly communicate their experiences on the internet and in print, the model is ranked among the most reliable in its class. In short, to use a world famous metaphor, it is the “Swiss Army knife” of dive watches.
To mark its 25th anniversary in the watch business, the brand is producing a special Dive Master in a limited edition of 500 with several exclusive new features: the 43mm case is in grade 2 titanium, sandblasted mat gray. The treatment also embellishes the titanium bracelet. The dial is in the same monochrome grey, which gives the chronograph a particularly strong graphic look.
The specifications and indications necessary for working in an aquatic environment have not been forgotten. Instead, they have been strengthened in an unprecedented way by the generous use of luminescent material on the indexes and hands, the flange on the right side, and on the 20-minute zone, and the contours of the counters at 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock. Finally, on the unidirectional rotating bezel, the 20 minute scale is also specially marked. A subtle and original detail is sure to appeal to aficionados: the luminescent material covering these two important areas, which at first glance is not different from that used on the rest of the watch, changes colour in the dark, turning blue while the other indications remain green.
Especially noteworthy is the striking “Swiss Army Knife” red on the helium valve at 9 o’clock on the case middle, and the chronograph second hand. This Swiss Made watch is equipped with an ETA 2894-2 mechanical self-winding movement, visible through the sapphire crystal caseback. This proven caliber makes the Dive Master not only a genuine diving chronograph, but an indispensable companion for everyday life.
43 mm in grade 2 titanium, sandblasted mat gray
Transparent caseback, scratch resistant sapphire crystal, triple anti- reflective coating
Screwed crown and pushers
Water resistant to 500 meters (50 ATM / 1,650 feet)
Unidirectional turning bezel in grade 2 titanium, with 20 minute scale
Helium valve on the case middle at 9 o’clock
Titanium grey dial
Luminescent 20 minute scale, counter contours at 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock, hour and minute hands
Red chronograph second hand
Date window between 4 o’clock and 5 o’clock
Mechanical chronograph movement with automatic winding (ETA 2894-2)
Central hours and minutes, small seconds at 3 o’clock,
Chronograph with central seconds hand, 30-minute counter at 9 o’clock,
12-hour counter at 6 o’clock
Sandblasted mat grey bracelet in grade 2 titanium with folding buckle