The Swiss Army Knife is an icon; it’s an emblem of functionality, self-sufficiency and classic design. From its conception in Karl Elsener’s knife cutler workshop in 1884, the Swiss Army Knife was bound to come to represent efficiency and timeless style. Its continued popularity and presence in the daily lives of its users is a testament to its subtle yet ingenious design qualities.
Since its founding in the late 1880s, Karl Elsener’s initial endeavor has grown to become Victorinox (the name comes from the combination Inox, also known as stainless steel, and Victoria, Elsener’s mother’s name), a company now not only known for its Swiss Army Knives, but one that has expanded to include cutlery, watches, travel gear and even fragrances. No different than its original invention, all of Victorinox Swiss Army’s products adhere to the foundation of Swiss design the brand was built upon: durability without sacrificing aesthetics. Just as the Swiss Army Knife is a reliable companion to those that use it, so are Victorinox Swiss Army’s other products, seamlessly becoming a mainstay. Expect nothing less than perfection.
Keeping true to the Victorinox Swiss Army’s ethos of practical design that’s also nice to look at, the Field Force Sport Chrono watch is the perfect amalgamation of quality and style. The sporty nature of this watch is perfect for those who are constantly on the go and can’t afford to have something so essential fail them. Depending on the occasion, or your sartorial inclinations on any given day, you have the option of a rubber or steel strap, so whether the day entails a slew of business meetings or something a little more outdoorsy, this watch has got you covered.
The knife where it all began. Everything you need, the Spartan has: a large blade, a small blade, a can opener, tweezers, a toothpick and numerous other functionalities and tools. Clocking in at a mere three inches, you’ll barely notice it as it floats around in your pocket; its small size is not a reflection of its capabilities, but rather its efficient design. Offered in a variety of colorways, from the perennial red to camouflage, whatever pattern or color you choose, this knife is going to last you for years, so go ahead and get it personalized.
Traveling is stressful. Allow Victorinox to ease some of your traveling woes with their Frequent Flyer Carry-On. The advanced molding technology of the suitcase, as well as the super-recessed wheels and haul handles, ultimately aid in creating more packing space, perhaps the most important factor when it comes to a suitcase, especially a carry-on. But the most alluring feature of the Frequent Flyer is the built-in USB port, perfect for charging all your devices. Long are the days of wandering hopelessly around the terminal in search of a free outlet, all the while lugging your carry-on in tow. With the USB port (which can be found in the hidden ID tags), that’s one less thing you have to worry about. What a relief.
To find these and many other items this Holiday season, head to one of Victorinox’s two NYC locations, at 99 Wooster St or Rockefeller Center.
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