Victorinox Updates their FieldForce Line with a Series of Tough but Wearable GMTs

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Victorinox recently released a new addition to their popular FieldForce line, a quartz powered GMT with an easy to read dial and an incredibly tough case. The FieldForce is a sporty, well built, modern update on the traditional field watch, and Victorinox has naturally thrown in much of their trademark styling into the new GMT version of the watch. Let’s take a closer look.


Victorinox FieldForce GMT

  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Dial: Black, blue
  • Dimensions: 42 x 10mm  
  • Crystal: Sapphire     
  • Water Resistance: 100 meters 
  • Crown: Push/pull              
  • Movement: Ronda 515.24H
  • Strap/bracelet: Leather, stainless steel, rubber
  • Price: $375 – $425
  • Reference Number: n/a
  • Expected Release: Available now

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Like a traditional field watch, the FieldForce GMT is built on legibility first and foremost. Large, lume filled Arabic numerals surround the dial’s perimeter and are matched to similarly luminescent oversized sword hands. The 24 hour GMT hand is smaller and thinner, but features a circular tip to draw your eye to it. The 24 hour scale is located on the dial’s inner ring, and everything comes together nicely to make checking the time in multiple time zones quite easy even at just a glance. The old-school field watch aesthetic has been updated by Victorinox here with a rotating timing bezel and the brand’s trademark bright red seconds hand. 

In addition to the black dialed watch seen here on a leather strap and the dark blue version on a stainless steel bracelet, the FieldForce GMT is also available as part of the FieldForce Sport line. This version of the watch is much the same as the standard FieldForce GMT, but features orange accents on the dial, a matching orange rubber strap, and a gunmetal PVD coated case. This is a sleeker and more modern interpretation of the FieldForce look, but certainly doesn’t lose any functionality to the standard model. 

The FieldForce GMT case is 42mm wide and 10mm thick. This is a great size for a modern sports watch – the thinness of the case spread over a large diameter should make it a fairly comfortable wear for anyone who is used to larger modern watches. The use of a quartz movement in this watch not only brings the overall cost down and increases durability dramatically, but it gives Victorinox the ability to give their 42mm sports watch real wrist presence will also keeping it thin enough to be wearable.

The FieldForce GMT is available now on the Victorinox website, with a starting price of $375. Victorinox

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Zach is a native of New Hampshire, and he has been interested in watches since the age of 13, when he walked into Macy’s and bought a gaudy, quartz, two-tone Citizen chronograph with his hard earned Bar Mitzvah money. It was lost in a move years ago, but he continues to hunt for a similar piece on eBay. Zach loves a wide variety of watches, but leans toward classic designs and proportions that have stood the test of time. He is currently obsessed with Grand Seiko.
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