Victorinox Launches Limited Edition Apollo 11 Tinker

Victorinox released a new, limited edition version of their Tinker model over the weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s moon landing.

As with many Victorinox special editions, the differences between the Man on the Moon Tinker and its unlimited production version are cosmetic. The cellidor scales show images of the landing and showcase the exact date and time it occured: 20:17:40 UTC on July 20th, 1969. Apollo 11, of course, was the first manned spacecraft to land on the moon; in a nice touch Victorinox scheduled the release of this model to coincide with the exact time it touched down fifty years ago.

The lunar, black and white color scheme on the scales is complimented by a polispectral blade coating process. “To achieve the color, transparent chromium oxide film is built up, coating the stainless steel as well as safeguarding its character,” the company tells us. We first saw the process on the Spartan PS and others could follow. “It’s likely we will see the blade coating process again in the future, but we do not know for sure at this time,” Victorinox says.

The Tinker is one of Victorinox’s most popular models, incorporating twelve tools, among them two different blades and a 3D Phillips screwdriver. While the Tinker didn’t accompany the Apollo 11 astronauts into space, it is known that Swiss Army knives have been on other flights since. “It’s compact sized, high quality steel, and multi-functionality make it perfect for long trips to space,” Victorinox notes. “You have all the tools you need in one small package.”

The Man on the Moon Tinker is limited to just 1969 pieces and is available now.

Knife in Featured Image: Victorinox Man on the Moon Tinker