The latest Journey 1884 watch from Victorinox – the first leg of a new quest for the brand – infuses the spirit of freedom and energy of the Swiss mountains into the mundane. Primarily drawing inspiration from hiking adventures, the Victorinox Journey 1884 watch features a hand design, replicating Swiss hiking signs; a dial sporting the rough texture of a natural hiking path; and a practical and sporty rubber strap.
The counterweight of the second hand is shaped like a Swiss Army Knife, a must-have item on hikes. Moreover, the case features strong shapes and curves, and the notch at 6 o’clock on the bezel looks as if it has been carved out by a sharp pocket knife. The case finish and the engraved material code reflect the brand's industrial roots while the founding year of 1884 shines brightly on the bezel.
Thanks to its ISO certification for shock and water resistance, the Victorinox Journey 1884 watch offers maximum freedom for any activity with its sporty quartz and sophisticated automatic versions. The automatic model is inspired by urban adventures and city travel. It features a highly tridimensional architectural dial, paired with an elegant ceramic bezel, echoing modern city skylines. The automatic version also sports a shade of yellow that is usually seen on Swiss hiking signs. The rough-textured central part of the dial is yet another nod to the collection’s hiking roots.
The new Victorinox Journey 1884 watch also features a 43 mm recycled stainless steel case with a unidirectional rotating bezel, with an inlay in aluminium on each of the quartz models and ceramic on the automatic model. The quartz model is powered by Ronda 715 Swiss-made quartz movement with battery end-of-life indication while the automatic version runs on the Selitta SW200-1 Swiss-made automatic movement with 38 hours of power reserve. The newly launched watch is also water-resistant for up to 200 metres. The new Victorinox Journey 1884 watches can be purchased at speciality shops and Victorinox stores, and online.
Mix and Match
The new Victorinox Journey 1884 watches offer endless strap options. The innovative system allows the wearer to change straps easily without any tool. Each watch can, therefore, be personalised. The straps are made of such materials as paracord, rubber, leather, and wood.
Sustainability and More
Victorinox watches are designed, developed, tested, and manufactured by the brand in its own factory, the Watch Competence Center in Delémont, Switzerland. The brand’s heritage is committed to launching sustainability initiatives.
Victorinox watch parts (watch case bodies, bezels, back cases, crowns, etc.) are crafted in stainless steel 316L; these use 50%-90% recycled steel. Other recycled materials, such as recycled brass and PET, are also used in the production process. Furthermore, 20% of electricity at the Victorinox watch manufacturing facility in Delémont is produced from solar panels located on the roof. And, thanks to closed-loop cooling systems, the waste heat from production facilities is fed into the heat pumps for the heating and water heating systems.