Review Victorinox Swiss Army Stainless Steel (I.N.O.X.) Carbon watch makes me feel torn. I liked the product – I was really – but it made me feel obliged to do what I might not have had. I am a adventurous person, but I am still in my life, I do not know what I am willing to endure the risk of such a watch is to survive. Taking this into account, let’s take a look at Victorinox Swiss Army’s latest version of the stainless steel watch with its trendy black carbon and update, more aggressive dialing.
The Victorinox Swiss Army INOX Carbon is new for 2017 and is the fourth major variation on the original Victorinox Swiss Army INOX in steel that the brand released in 2014 (reviewed here). If you aren’t familiar with the INOX watch family, its purpose is pretty simple – to be a highly durable Swiss quartz sports watch with a look that is refined enough to be handsome and sophisticated. Victorinox Swiss Army developed a harsh battery of over 100 durability tests that the INOX watch would need to withstand. They made a marketing gimmick out of it, but it’s based on the reality that these watches are in fact designed to be durable (shock, pressure, vibration, scratches, etc.), and put up with the elements.
The original Victorinox Swiss Army Watch came in steel and followed up with the INOX Professional Diver, the INOX Titanium, and now the INOX Carbon. As I’ve said in the past, because inox means stainless steel in French (inoxydable), that there are INOX watches not in steel is a bit weird to a word-meaning-obsessed person like me. Though I am able to forgive it as I do genuinely think the collection is good enough to merit more than just cosmetic dial changes. Recall that in 2015, we also gave away some special Victorinox Swiss Army INOX watches in red with the aBlogtoWatch logo on the back – as a reward to this website’s top commenters in celebration of getting 100,000 comments. As of writing, we are close to 200,000 comments.