MONROE, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Victorinox Swiss Army, Inc., (VSAI) announced today the company has joined forces with the FDNY Foundation to launch the new co-branded ‘I.N.O.X. FDNY Special Edition’ watch in celebration of the FDNY’s 150th Anniversary this year.
Designed to pay tribute to the world’s most renowned Fire Department, each ‘I.N.O.X. FDNY Special Edition’ watch features a dial imprinted with the iconic FDNY Foundation logo and a laser-engraved caseback that reads “FDNY Proudly Serving Since 1865.” Victorinox Swiss Army will donate 10 percent of all U.S. sales proceeds of the ‘I.N.O.X. FDNY Special Edition’ watch to the FDNY Foundation in support of fire safety programs.
“We are excited to introduce the newest addition to the Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. collection in partnership with the FDNY Foundation as part of their 150th Anniversary celebration,” said René Stutz, President and CEO of Victorinox Swiss Army North America. “I.N.O.X. embodies the quintessential values of Victorinox’s most famous creation, the original Swiss Army Knife: authenticity, reliability, and quality, to name a few. We find this same shared code of values in our partnership with the FDNY Foundation and look forward to future collaborations, such as the ‘I.N.O.X. FDNY Special Edition’ watch, that provides our company a platform to meaningfully support and promote the tremendous service they provide the citizens of New York and around the world.”
As with all I.N.O.X. watches introduced, the ‘I.N.O.X. FDNY Special Edition’ has passed a battery of 130 grueling tests and is designed to withstand even the most extreme conditions including flame exposure, glacial cold, 64 tons of pressure, 500,000 vibration cycles, 10-meter high drops, chemical corrosion and more. To learn more about the I.N.O.X. extreme tests conducted go to www.VictorinoxWatch.com.
The ‘I.N.O.X. FDNY Special Edition’ watch is priced at $495 and is immediately available in the U.S. through the FDNY Fire Zone store at 34 West 51st Street and FDNYShop.com; all Victorinox Swiss Army Retail stores and SwissArmy.com; and select Victorinox Swiss Army retail partners such as Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Tourneau. Global availability includes all Victorinox Retail Stores in Europe. To find a Victorinox store nearest you visit www.SwissArmy.com/US/Content/Store_Finder.
‘I.N.O.X. FDNY Special Edition’ Features At-A-Glance:
|Movement||Quartz, Ronda 715|
|Case||Reinforced 316L 43 mm stainless steel case|
Screwed-on stainless steel case back engraved with the words “FDNY Proudly Serving Since 1865”
|Scratch resistant, triple coated, anti-reflective sapphire crystal|
|Water Resistance||Water resistant to 200 meters (20 ATM / 660 feet)|
|Dial and Strap||Black dial imprinted with FDNY Foundation logo|
|Monobloc dial with stamped indexes|
|Luminescent hands and hour markers|
|Oversized protected, screw-down crown|
|Genuine rubber strap in black|
|Accessories||Removable black, protective silicone bumper included|
The ‘I.N.O.X. FDNY Special Edition’ watch introduction is a continuation of Victorinox and the FDNY Foundation’s “Firefighters for Life” partnership first introduced in August 2014 as part of Victorinox’s 130th Anniversary celebration and the inaugural launch of the I.N.O.X. watch collection worldwide. To learn more about this program visit the www.SwissArmy.com Press Room.
About Victorinox Swiss Army
Victorinox produces and sells unique, high quality products worldwide which are of practical use in differing areas of life: Swiss Army Knives, Cutlery, Watches, Travel Gear, Apparel and Fragrances. The head office of the company is in Ibach, Schwyz, in the heart of Switzerland. This is where the founder of the company Karl Elsener first set up his cutler’s business in 1884 and, a few years later, designed the legendary “Original Swiss Army Knife.”
To learn more about Victorinox Swiss Army’s portfolio of products please visit www.SwissArmy.com.
About FDNY Foundation
The FDNY Foundation is the official non-profit organization of the New York City Fire Department, allowing the FDNY to use donations from concerned businesses, foundations and individuals to promote fire and life safety and other important initiatives. To learn more about the FDNY Foundation please visit www.FDNYFoundation.org.