The Swiss Army Watch: Where MacGyver Meets Style

The beautiful country of Switzerland is known worldwide for many things: chocolates, clocks, mountains, bankers, throat lozenges, and of course the Swiss Army watch. These breathtaking timepieces are designed and crafted by the same company, Victorinox, that introduced the Swiss Army knife to the world in 1897.

Founder Karl Elsener wanted a product that could produce a demand and profit, thereby creating jobs for unemployed Swiss families. To date, over one hundred countries have found a use for this ingenious product. Since the Oval Office term of Lyndon B. Johnson, United States Presidents have presented guests with Victorinox knives.

Once the knife began to gain in popularity, Elsener and Victorinox turned their attention to the wrist watch The result was the Swiss Army watch. Since then, the styles have changed, different types of watches have been added to the repartee.

Their performance and excellent quality are unmatched, and their renown has encompassed the globe. The Swiss Army watch has swiftly become one of the fast growing brands in history. These bad boys are definitely making their mark, and they are looking good while doing it.

Forget That “Go-Go-Gadget” Image

You cannot help but picture a clunky knife strapped to your wrist, and that is understandable. It is time to kick that myth to the curb and take a gander at what the Swiss Army watch collection really has to offer. Ladies will find the “Vivante” collection very pleasing to the eye, on and off the wrist. You can choose from a stainless steel or leather band. The dials are made with mother-of-pearl, and some are even adorned with diamonds.

For the businessman who needs to put the best foot forward, clients will certainly take a shine to any watch from the “Ambassador” collection. The adventuresome types should scope out the Active pieces,which includes Swiss Army watches that can go the distance underwater, to 330 feet.

Do you want something extra special? Something one-of-a-kind? The Legacy 2006 Reserve de Marche Platine can be yours for around $20,000. Only sixty of these masterpieces have been, and will be crafted. You are truly owning a piece of history. There is something for every member of your family, and every timepiece comes with a three year warranty. You are not just buying a name, you are buying a quality product that is standing the test of time.