Victorinox Tested This Durable Watch by Driving a 64-Tonne Tank Over It

By Andrew Liszewski on at

For years now, if you wanted a watch that could survive almost anything short of a nuclear war, Casio's G-Shock line was your go-to timepiece. But Victorinox, maker of the venerable Swiss Army Knife, wants a slice of that market. So it's just unveiled its Inox line of 'Tonka-tough' watches that can seemingly survive any hardship.

To ensure it could survive the worst, it sounds like Victorinox sent the Inox watches to hell and back during the testing phase. Made from a solid block of stainless steel, the watch looks like it's ready to complement your suit at a dinner party, while the addition of an included nylon and silicone bumper means it can survive anything from a 10-metre drop onto concrete, temperatures ranging from -51C to 71C, and even being run over by one of the Swiss Army's 64-tonne tanks.

Victorinox Tested This Durable Watch By Driving a 64-Ton Tank Over It

It probably goes without saying that the Inox is waterproof too, to a depth of 200 metres. And that if you happen to get caught in a brutal sand storm, at least you'll know what time it while the sun is being blocked out. All-in-all the Inox was subjected to 130 different tests, so it can probably survive your less-than-harrowing daily commute when it's available sometime in September in a small assortment of colour options. [Victorinox via Gizmag]