The ultimate watch for space and Earth. Fortis has been at the forefront of mechanical watch engineering since its founding in Grenchen, Switzerland in 1912. From the start, Fortis Swiss mechanical watches have been innovative in the watch world. Significant first include: first watch line to create a self-winding automatic movement, first line to integrate and alarm module into an automatic chronograph, and the first watch worn in open space. Using Swiss ETA and Valjoux movements, Fortis watches feature functions like GMT, ECO, Chronograph, Chronograph alarm, Chronograph GMT, day, day-date, and 24-hour. The rugged cases and bracelets are made of solid stainless steel or titanium. Bezels are uni-directional divers, bi-directional GMT, and fixed tachymeter. The diverse collections of Fortis are the Pilot Professional, the Pilot Flieger, the Cosmonaut, the Spacematic, and the B-42. All watches have sapphire crystals with anti-glare coating on each side for easy reading. Hands and markers are luminescent for night viewing. Fortis has continued through the years with its innovative spirit. In 1997, 60 years after putting out their first mechanical chronograph, Fortis patented the world`s first automatic chronograph alarm. Earning their wings among pilots, Fortis watches have been at a record setting altitude excess of 100,000 feet. Higher than that, Fortis chronographs are standard issue official equipment for any space traveler who leaves Star City, Russia headed for the International Space Center. Literally meaning "Strength" in Latin, Fortis has proved itself as a watch manufacturer time and time again. A tested space watch, made for use here on Earth.
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