We believe the Victorinox Chrono Classic 1/100th watch is one cool watch that is especially ideal for the young.
Apparently, Victorinox Swiss Army had worked closely with Soprod to develop the Calibre FM13D quartz watch which features not only an interesting chronograph function but also incorporated the perpetual calendar feature.
What we like is the identity Victorinox has created for itself with this watch, notably the guilloche-style of the counter that has two apertures at 6 o’clock for the large date display which transforms into a 1/100th digital counter read-out for the chronograph function.
The shape and design of this counter was inspired by the Swiss Army Officer’s knife made by Victorinox.
In normal time-reading mode, the Victorinox Chrono Classic 1/100th is a three-hand analog watch for the hours, minutes and seconds. At 6 o’clock is the large date display.
To move into the chronograph mode, activate the crown twice in succession. The hour, minute and seconds hands will all return to the 12 o’clock position. The large date display indicates “00” as it is now the 1/100th second chronograph digital counter.
Activate the pusher at 2 o’clock and the chronograph function begins with the central red hand timing the elapsed seconds. The hours and minutes elapsed are likewise indicated by the central hour and minute hands.
To stop the chronograph, activate the 2 o’clock pusher and the elapsed time will be displayed. The digital counter at 6 o’clock will display “00” when the chronograph is operating and will only indicate the 1/100th of a second elapsed when the chronograph is stopped.
Resetting of the chronograph is through the activation of the pusher at 4 o’clock.
To return to normal time reading mode, activate the crown twice in succession.
What is noteworthy is that the chronograph timing can continue running if one switches back to normal time mode. To switch between normal time reading and the chronograph function is a simple matter of activating the crown twice in succession.
The added bonus feature in the Victorinox Chrono Classic 1/100th is the perpetual calendar function. This means that one need not worry about the dates, especially for months with 28 or 30 days and leap years as these will be automatically adjusted by the Soprod Calibre FM13D quartz movement.
This Victorinox Chrono Classic 1/100th is one cool watch indeed and it allows one to easily appreciate and / or graduate to higher-end, more complicated and dearer timepieces like Devon’s Tread.