Victorinox has announced a new model in their Chrono Classic line up which builds on the well-loved platform by adding a scratch resistant ceramic bezel. The new 41 mm Chrono Classic Ceramic can be had with either a standard stainless steel case (black or white dial) or with a gold-tone case and white dial. These nicely sized and attractive quartz-powered chronographs even feature anti-reflective sapphire crystals, which is great to see at this price point. Victorinox has been making tough but wrist-friendly quartz chronographs for a long time and the Chrono Classic range has always been a great option for those looking to upgrade their Timex to something a bit classier but at a price that isn’t too dear.
A ceramic-clad version of the Chrono Classic is something of a no-brainer and these new models should make for yet another great option to those hunting for a reliable quartz chronograph in the $600-$700 range. If it were our money, we would be on the lookout for the black dial/bezel which looks great on the included black leather strap and should make for an ideal weekend watch, especially when paired with a nato.