For years now, if you wanted a watch that could survive almost everything up to a nuclear war, Casio’s G-Shock line was your goto timepiece. But Victorinox, maker of the venerable Swiss Army Knife, wants a piece of that market. So it’s just unveiled its Inox line of ‘Tonka-tough’ watches that can seemingly survive any hardship.
And to make sure 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. But with the addition of an included nylon and silicone bumper, it can survive anything from a 33-foot drop onto concrete, temperatures ranging from -60 to 160 degrees fahrenheit, and even being run over by one of the Swiss Army’s 58-tonne tanks.
It probably goes without saying that the Inox is waterproof too, to a depth of 656 feet. 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]