The Alliance sports chronograph comes in at 44MM in diameter and features a slim profile of just 11MM in thickness, allowing for a comfortable fit. Construction wise we are looking at a solid 316L stainless steel case with black IP coating. The watch certainly wears smaller than the suggested diameter considering the lugs curve a bit and are not too long. This is a good thing, as the downsizing trend of watches has definitely been going on for some years now. The typical 21MM lug width most Victorinox watches embed in their DNA is implicated here, which is suitable for the overall dimensions. However, no need to worry as any 22MM straps you wish to swap out will fit just fine. Overall, the dimensions are pleasing and certainly suit my 6.5 inch wrist just fine for this modern sports chronograph. In addition to the functionality of this sporty chronograph we do get 100 Meters of water resistance to put your mind at ease whilst jumping in the pool or taking a swim.
The grey tone color dial flows nice with the black case and strap, allowing for a clean stealthy appearance whilst maintaining legibility. The layout is rather standard for a 12 hour chronograph with our three subdials for seconds, minutes, and hours. If you did not notice, small hints of Victorinox red are used on the subdial hands as well as the tip of the chronograph hand. Some key and notable features include the large lumed applied markers, 0-60 markings on the chapter ring, and a lumed logo at 12:00! I always love when companies lume things out of the ordinary such as logos and they did it just right here. The date window is tucked away between 4:00-5:00 - but I have no problem reading it, and who doesn’t need a date! If you happen to be a tool geek and want to time speed, the polished Tachymeter bezel is also helpful with that.
The Swiss Quartz caliber used in this reference is the reliable 5030.D, which is powered by a battery and features 4 1/2 years of power before it runs out. This is especially useful if your one who likes to throw on a watch and not have to worry about it for some time. In terms of accuracy you can expect immaculate precision consdiering quartz movements are the most accurate out there. A nice feature is the elapsed time function which can be used by clicking the reset button once the chronograph is in motion.
Genuine Rubber Band
The 21MM rubber band is comprised of genuine rubber and feels good on the wrist out of the box. It is always a pleasure when you don’t have to break in a strap and can just rock it instantly. A nice touch is the matching black buckle and perforated rectangles for extra breathability. I think it suits the watch just fine and do not see a reason to swap it out.
Furthermore, the Victorinox Alliance sports chronograph is definitely a great everyday wear for the average watch collector. It has a decent quality fit and finish along with a reliable and accurate swiss quartz movement. Victorinox always produces quality timepieces and does not seem to cut corners as other brands do when it comes to certain components such as straps, crystals, and casework. I can definitely reccommend this watch to my fellow readers. Please do check out the hands on video review via YouTube on Watch Addiction Watch Reviews.
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