WORLD PREMIERE: A Swiss classic in a luxury dress

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Ibach (ots) - Victorinox and Bonfort present the premiere of the

world's most exquisite pocket knife. The two Swiss companies combine

functionality and exclusivity to create a unique accessory. The Swiss

pocket knife covered with up to 800 flawless diamonds melds quality

with style and elegance to form a product that meets the greatest


From an indispensable daily companion to a sparkling star with

brilliance and glamour

The quality products from the Swiss cutler Victorinox are

testimony to and examples of 120 years of highly regarded Swiss

quality craftsmanship around the world. But never before have these

valuable daily wizards been presented in such noble dress.

Bonfort, a Swiss luxury refinement company, created the

"Collection Victoria" to celebrate the 120th anniversary of

Victorinox. Bonfort lent the hallmark product sparkle and glamour by

employing another art form the Swiss have perfected - working with


In conjunction with Victorinox, the designers of Bonfort

transformed the pocket knives into luxury, functional accessories

with the artistry and skill of Swiss goldsmith craftsmanship. Refined

with a platinum or yellow gold finish and set with up to 800 flawless

diamonds, it is the most valuable pocket knife in the world and turns

the daily companion into a dazzling icon.

The pocket knives of the "Collection Victoria" series are truly

the most exqusite in the world.

120 years of expertise and tradition

With the anniversary of Victorinox, a part of Switzerland is

turning 120 years old. To celebrate this milestone, Bonfort

collaborated with the traditional Swiss company to create the

"Collection Victoria". The exquisite pocket knife could be realised

thanks to this cooperation and the resulting fertile combination of

solid business know-how and creative pioneering spirit.

Why? "Maybe because it has already saved so many lives, because it

has helped expeditions to outer space achieve success or because it

is a regular fixture in daily life? Or simply because there was no

way more appropriate to celebrate the 120-year existence of

Victorinox," said Carl Elsener Jr., CEO of Victorinox and

great-grandson of the founder, Karl Elsener, and his wife Victoria

Elsener, after whom the collection is named

"Collection Victoria"

The "Collection Victoria" is limited to 120 pieces worldwide and

consists of two pocket knives with 11 or 7 functions [e.g. blade,

corkscrew, can opener, bottle opener, screwdrivers, awl, tweezers,

scissors and others]. All functions are ornately adorned with diamond

engraving. The serial number of each masterpiece in this limited

series is also engraved on the blade. The artistically crafted shells

are made of pure platinum 950 or yellow gold 750 and inset

painstakingly by hand with flawless diamonds.

The large, 91mm-long original officer's knives - Série I - are

decorated with up to 800 diamonds set in classical and beautiful pavé

style over the shell with a total weight of about 20 carats. The

knives in the smaller collection - Série II - are 74mm in length and

decorated with 429 diamonds weighing about 4 carats, set in vertical

lines on the cover of the pocket knife.

40 unique pieces will be produced for Série I and 80 for Série II.

Both are timeless and ultimate luxury accessories for lovers of

luxury and exclusiveness.

The "Collection Victoria": A new status symbol

These pocket knives are the ultimate luxury product, rare and

unique, featuring a combination of ultimate craftsmanship and

functionality, attributes which set new standards on the luxury goods

market. The knives of the "Collection Victoria" are a new status

symbol, the ultimate personal product for those who adore the special

things in life. The first 8 pieces have been already reserved.

The pocket knives of the "Collection Victoria" series are

available at select jewellers or directly from Bonfort at prices from

CHF 39,000 to 129,000.

Hans Schorno

Schmiedgasse 57

6438 Ibach

Tel. +41/41/818'12'11

Fax: +41/41/818'15'80

E-Mail: 282@victorinox.ch

Internet: www.victorinox.ch