Victorinox has a new mission and takes us into the astronaut adventure with it. As soon as they launched I.N.O.X. Carbon watch, to the delight of all fans of the universe arrives new I.N.O.X. Titanium Sky High. The result is a watch which can confidently trust and that only confirms that for I.N.O.X. watches no restrictions. The new limited edition of watches and blades is a kind of homage to a little known fact that Victorinox Swiss Army knives have been an integral part of the astronaut equipment for almost 20 years.
Even this new knife series is identical to those worn by astronauts with themselves, except that instead of red, they are now white.
New I.N.O.X. Titanium Sky High limited edition is made in an edition of only 2,000 copies. It survived a total of 130 durability tests, of which the exposure to thermal shocks, with a variation of temperature up to 60°C, and up to a vertical position from 21,300 feet, which is for instance twice the height of an average height of passenger’s aircraft flight.
Sky High finds expression in an innovative Naimakka paracord attachment, in white and speckled black, with Technora inner strings. This para-aramid fiber, eight times stronger than steel, contributes its own galactic endorsement of direct involvement in a robotic rover landing on Mars.
Paracord has also been used to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. The combination of the white elements and matt grey sandblasted, highly resistant titanium is reminiscent of astronauts’ outfits. Then it’s time to “put your helmet on”, represented by a transparent, magnifying bumper. This shield-like cover is included with every piece and ensures that everyday adventures only leave behind ingrained memories and not scratches. Further aviation-triggered accents in the proudly function-driven design are red military time printed beneath the crystal, three easily legible, stamped numerals and a planet-earth blue second hand.
Each of the 2,000 pieces of the I.N.O.X. Titanium Sky High Limited Edition comes in its own time capsule box. This shockproof, waterproof receptacle is a survival treasure chest. It contains a white rubber strap with a blue- and a red colored loop. This is an extremely attractive Plan B should the paracord one have been removed to create a supersonic parachute, or to make way for a different style statement. There is also a special edition white Swiss Army Knife with an astronaut metal inlay and paracord keyring. This is a replica of the red knife that has served as astronaut’s standard equipment and is proudly displayed in the Victorinox museum. It will be available in September 2017.