Fortis 655.18.12 Men’s Nocturnal Watch

Fortis Nocturnal - 655.18.12


by John Sealander  

It’s about time a watchmaker saw the light about night visibility.

Fortis WatchesOne of the reasons that Fortis timepieces have always been favored by pilots, sailors, adventurers, and even astronauts is that for over 100 years, Fortis has been dedicated to meeting the needs of working professionals. When you depend on a watch as a professional timing tool instead of just wearing it as a fashion accessory, one of the things you need the most is perfect legibility under any conditions.

The impressive Fortis Nocturnal solves the age-old problem of night visibility in an entirely new way. Instead of painting the hands and indices with a luminous material, Fortis has found a way to light up the entire dial. To provide maximum visibility at night, the entire dial of the 42 mm Fortis Nocturnal has been coated with a white Superluminova material that has a highly visible green afterglow at night. This innovative alternative to faintly glowing hands and numbers, provides you with a brightly lit dial that is as easy to read at midnight as it is at noon.

Fortis 655.18.12 Nocturnal
Fortis 655.18.12 Nocturnal
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The combination of unprecedented night visibility with a large, clearly marked dial makes the Fortis Nocturnal an ideal timepiece for pilots, aviators, and other professionals. Everything about this watch, from the large skeletonized sword hands, to the 24-hour scale on the chapter ring, to the oversized day and date windows with convenient directional setting arrows, was designed to make this superb timing tool as easy-to-use and read as possible.

The Fortis Nocturnal is powered by a precision Swiss made ETA 2836-2 automatic movement that has been encased in a rugged black PVD coated stainless steel case that is water resistant to 669 feet. The scratch resistant sapphire crystal is coated on both sides with a special anti-reflective material to eliminate reflections and glare. There is an exhibition back so you can see the intricate movement at work, and even a bilingual day indicator that allows you to read the day in English or German.

Fortis 655.18.12 Nocturnal

Key features:

  • Swiss automatic self-wind movement
  • Black PVD coated tainless steel case, diameter 42 mm, 12.5 mm thickness
  • White dial coated with white Superluminova with green afterglow, numbers and indices colored in black, bilingual English and German day and date display, exhibition caseback
  • Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • Stationary stainless-steel bezel
  • Black rubber band, width 19.5 mm, deployment clasp with double push button safety
  • Leather band and PVD metal bracelet options available
  • Water resistant to 660 feet
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty


To configure this amazing timepiece to meet your own personal needs, the Fortis Nocturnal can be fitted with your choice of a premium topstitched leather strap, a leather performance strap, a beautiful black PVD coated stainless steel bracelet, or a comfortable black caoutchouc band. Like all Fortis timepieces, the Nocturnal is presented in a beautiful leather box and carries a two-year manufacturer warranty.

If you’re tired of being in the dark whenever the light grows dim, you need a Fortis Nocturnal on your wrist. The Nocturnal is a great aviator style timepiece at any time of day, but after dark, it really begins to shine. When you’re ready to see the light, just contact an authorized Fortis dealer and ask to see the Nocturnal.

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Fortis 597.20.92 M Flieger Chronograph


by Adrian Herscovici  

One Refined Flieger

Fortis WatchesFortis pilot watches debuted in the 1980s and helped define a new generation of functional timepieces, with a distinct style that combined 40 mm cases and black dials, along with green tritium luminous material applied to large hands and hour markers. The result was sturdy, sober and legible watches designed for professional pilots. The inherent attraction of no-nonsense tool watches quickly extended beyond the world’s high flyers (fliegers), and Fortis pilot watches began appearing on the wrists of the populace.

Buy Fortis 597.20.92 M Flieger ChronographThe new Fortis limited edition Flieger Chronograph 597.20.92 M is a sophisticated variant of the award-wining models in the current collection, with a tonal scheme reminiscent of watches in the brand’s current F-43 series. The Flieger Chronograph maintains all of the desirable qualities of an effective pilot’s watch but offers a few refinements that make it more subdued, and more elegant.

The case retains the 40 mm size of the original offerings and utilizes a combination of brushed and polished steel. The sturdy interlink bracelet closes by way of a fold-over clasp. (The watch is also available on a black padded leather strap.) Polished steel chronograph pushers flank the large, fluted and domed crown, which is designed to be easy to clutch and operate. The sapphire crystal has an anti-reflective coating and the watch is water resistant to 330 feet.

Subtleties include thicker, softer outlines around the sub-dials and skeletonized hands with luminous tips. The dial’s creamy shade of beige is well coordinated with the blue and black details. All in all, these changes ease the watch’s tough and purposeful appearance without sacrificing legibility, which so defines the Fortis Flieger’s history.

Fortis 597.20.92 M Flieger Chronograph

Buy Fortis 597.20.92 M Flieger ChronographKey features:

  • Swiss made timepiece
  • Chronograph function
  • Swiss automatic self-wind movement, fine timing device and Incabloc shock absorver
  • Stainless steel case, diameter 40 mm, 15 mm thickness
  • Beige dial with day and date display
  • Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • Stationary stainless steel bezel
  • Silver stainless steel bracelet, width 19 mm, fold over clasp with safety
  • Water resistant to 330 feet
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

At the heart of the Flieger Chronograph 597.20.92 M is an ETA Valjoux 7750 automatic movement, widely accepted as one of the most dependable cam-operated chronograph movements around. In addition to the chronograph function, the Flieger features quick-set day and date complications.

Time-keeping equipment for pilots has to be functional: legibility and dependability are essential to a pilot’s ability to make accurate calculations on-the-fly. This is the legacy of the Fortis Flieger. Today, Fortis pilot watches continue to be a favorite among civil aviation and air aerobatic squadrons around the world. Built to perform and good looks to match make this Flieger Chronograph – a limited edition of 500 pieces worldwide – an excellent choice for daily wear. Pick one up today from an authorized Fortis dealer.

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GV2 9101 Astor Women’s Watch

Astor Place Theater


by Adrian Herscovici  

Manhattan Chic

GV2 WatchesNew York’s Astor Place is a short but busy crossroad in the heart of lower Manhattan connecting Broadway, Lafayette and Cooper Square before merging into East 8th Street and St. Marks Place. Astor Place was named after John Jacob Astor, a successful furrier, real estate mogul and patron of arts and culture.

Buy GV2 9101 Astor WatchThe Astor limited edition women’s watch collection by GV2 is a tribute to Astor and his influential life as a prominent New Yorker. GV2 Astor watches represent refined urban versatility for the modern woman. They are watches designed with classic elements and overtones, fine enough to wear in formal environments, but equally appropriate for casual settings thanks to their chic and durable cases.

Each stainless steel Astor case is a contemporary 40 mm in diameter. The GV2 9101 Astor’s case, interlinked bracelet and push-button deployment clasp are coated in IP yellow gold. The bracelet’s relative narrowness of 18 mm amplifies the case size. The round bezel immediately stands out with its array of 50 genuine diamonds. Because the bezel is wider at the sides and narrower at the top and bottom, the illusion of an oval shape is created. The diamonds are placed accordingly: lined up in a single row at the top and bottom, and offset in two rows where the bezel widens.

The crown is in the shape of an onion bulb, both tasteful and workable, with a decorative blue sapphire cabochon. The blue is picked up again in the small seconds sub-dial at 6 o’clock, which has a centrally mounted blue hand atop engraved concentric rings. Large Roman numerals and cathedral hands on a silver dial round out the traditional facade.

GV2 9101 Astor Women’s Watch

Buy GV2 9101 Astor WatchKey features:

  • Limited edition watch
  • Swiss quartz movement
  • Yellow gold IP coated stainless steel case, diameter 40 mm, 9.5 mm thickness
  • Anti- reflective sapphire crystal
  • Silver dial with sub seconds
  • Yellow gold IP stainless steel bracelet with white leather strap, width 18 mm, push button deployment clasp with buckle
  • Stationary stainless steel bezel, 50 genuine diamonds around bezel
  • Water resistant to 99 feet
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

If a strap is preferred over a bracelet, the Astor also comes with an interchangeable white leather strap that takes the watch in a dressier direction. Astor watches have anti-reflective sapphire crystals, reliable Swiss made quartz movements and water-resistance ratings of 99 feet.

Astor watches offer a tasteful balance of sparkle and discretion. Whether it’s for a sophisticated night out at one of the theaters around Astor Place, or for a quick dinner in the East Village, an Astor watch is a splendid accompaniment to any urban style and lifestyle. Check in with your authorized GV2 dealer to inquire about availability.

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Versace VK7120014 Vanitas Watch


by John Sealander  

Versace WatchesThe color purple has long been associated with royalty, power, and wealth. This regal hue is only one of the reasons you’ll feel like royalty wearing the magnificent Versace VK7120014 Vanitas, however. Donatella Versace designed this exquisitely crafted ladies timepiece herself to celebrate the opulence of Versailles and the Baroque era. Marie Antoinette and Madame de Pompadour would have been proud to wear this fabulous tribute to the signature style of the House of Versace.

Buy Versace VK7120014 Vanitas WatchThe Versace VK7120014 Vanitas is mesmerizing on the wrist. Your eye is immediately drawn to a luxurious three-dimensional purple quilted enamel dial that has the look of fine velvet. The stunning two-hand configuration features an IP gold Medusa at 12 o’clock, accented with 19 strategically placed gold Versace studs. Skeletonized gold sword hands provide a clear view of the intricate purple dial, which is surrounded by Versace’s signature Greek key motif engraved on a purple and gold bezel.

The superbly detailed 40 mm timepiece had been fitted with a matching purple quilted calfskin strap decorated with gold Versace studs. The elegant band is secured by a convenient deployment buckle and attached with IP gold screws to the elegantly proportioned t-bar lugs. This unique Baroque masterpiece is destined to become a modern classic.

Powering the Versace VK7120014 Vanitas is a precision Swiss made Ronda 762.3 quartz movement housed in a rose gold IP coated stainless steel case that is water resistant to 99 feet. An anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal protects the richly detailed Baroque dial and a two-year manufacturer’s warranty protects your investment.

Versace VK7120014 Vanitas Gold IP Coated Watch with Purple Leather Band

Buy Versace VK7120014 Vanitas WatchKey features:

  • Swiss made timepiece
  • Ronda 762.3- Swiss quartz movement
  • Rose gold IP coated stainless steel case, diameter 40 mm, 7.5 mm thickness
  • Anti reflective sapphire crystal
  • Purple dial with baroque pattern in relief
  • Purple quilted leather calfskin band with small studs, width 19 mm, deployment buckle
  • Additional leather band with baroque pattern in relief, width 27 mm
  • Stainless steel stationary bezel
  • Water resistant to 99 feet
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

If you want to feel like a fashion-forward queen this season, you’ll definitely want a Versace Vanitas VK7120014 on your wrist. To acquire one of these opulent Baroque masterpieces, we urge you to contact your authorized Versace dealer immediately and reserve your own Versace Vanitas VK7120014 while they are still available.

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Fortis 660.27.11 M B-42 Titanium Official Cosmonauts Alarm Chronograph

Fortis Space Watch Suspended in Weightlessness


by John Sealander  

Over 500 astronauts have reached earth’s orbit. Only 300 of them could ever hope to wear the world’s first and only C.O.S.C certified cosmonaut’s mechanical alarm chronometer.

Fortis WatchesFew things are more exclusive than orbiting the earth, and the astounding titanium Fortis 660.27.11 M B-42 Official Cosmonauts Alarm Chronograph is one of them. Only 300 of these mechanical marvels were ever produced. This technically advanced and extremely exclusive official cosmonauts chronometer is a testament to the skill of Fortis master watchmakers. The Fortis 660.27.11 M B-42 Titanium Official Cosmonauts Alarm Chronograph is not only the world’s first C.O.S.C. certified mechanical alarm chronometer, it is the first watch of its kind to be approved for space travel.

Buy Fortis 660.27.11 M B-42 Titanium Official Cosmonauts Alarm ChronographThis first-of-its-kind Swiss made 42 mm mechanical timepiece is powered by a proprietary Fortis F2001-5 movement, which is based on a time-tested Valjoux 7750 that has been modified to include the exclusive alarm complication. The superlative movement also includes an Incabloc shock absorber and dual mainspring barrels. With its C.O.S.C certification, the Official Cosmonauts Alarm Chronograph is both extremely accurate and uniquely suited for critical application both here at home and in outer space.

The uncluttered matte black dial features large legible Superluminova white Arabic numbers with three well-placed totalizers for 30 minutes, 12 hours, and 60 seconds. The bright Superluminova hands and indices are easy to read under any lighting conditions. There is a convenient date window at 3 o’clock, flanked by an orange square to indicate whether the alarm function is activated. Two small arrows indicate which direction the crown must be turned to change the date or alarm. Every detail of this fine timepiece has been designed to make life easier for the busy astronaut or aviator.

An anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal protects the functional dial, while the lightweight and extremely durable titanium case has a screw–down titanium caseback engraved with the official national emblems of the Russian Space Agency and the Gagarin Cosmonauts Star City Training Center. This impressive titanium case features a unidirectional rotating bezel marked with a 60-minute scale and is water resistant to 660 feet. To complete the inspired design, the watch has been fitted with a matching Fortis titanium link bracelet with a fold-over safety clasp.

Fortis 660.27.11 M B-42 Titanium Official Cosmonauts Alarm Chronograph

Buy Fortis 660.27.11 M B-42 Titanium Official Cosmonauts Alarm ChronographKey features:

  • Swiss made timepiece
  • Chronograph function
  • Swiss automatic self-wind movement, fine timing device and Incabloc shock absorver
  • Titanium case, diameter 44 mm, 18 mm thickness
  • Black dial with date display and minute track
  • Luminous hands and hour markers
  • Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • Unidirectional stainless steel bezel
  • Silver titanium bracelet, width 20 mm, fold over clasp with safety
  • Water resistant to 660 feet
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

Even though the Fortis 660.27.11 M B-42 Titanium Official Cosmonauts Alarm Chronograph is rated for space travel, you don’t have to be an astronaut to own one. You do have to act fast though, because there are only 300 of these beauties in the entire universe. To put one on your wrist, contact an authorized Fortis dealer today and launch yourself into a whole new level of perfection.

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Fortis 800.20.85 L.01 Marinemaster Limited Edition Vintage Watch


by John Sealander  

Fortis WatchesThe 1970’s weren’t just about big hair, leisure suits, and waterbeds. This decade was also a time of tremendous innovation. Barcodes, e-mail, laser printers, video games, personal computers, and genetic engineering all made their debut in the 1970’s. Not surprisingly, this was also a time of horological excellence, with many watchmakers introducing some of their most innovative and enduring designs. One of these groundbreaking timepieces was the original Fortis Marinemaster.

Fortis 800.20.85 L.01 Marinemaster Vintage WatchAs a tribute to this iconic timepiece, Fortis is re-issuing it in a special limited edition of 500 pieces. The Fortis Marinemaster Vintage 800.20.85 L.01 remains faithful to the original design while incorporating technological advancements that make the historic chronograph even better. A proprietary Fortis caliber 2020 automatic movement, based on the reliable Swiss made ETA 2892, now powers this vintage masterpiece. With a modified chronograph module, 47 jewels, a fine timing device and Incabloc shock absorber, this superb timing tool is an improvement on the earlier Marinemaster.

Fortis 800.20.85 L.01 Marinemaster Vintage
Fortis  800.20.85 L.01 Marinemaster Vintage
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Like its 1970’s namesake, the Marinemaster Vintage 800.20.85 L.01 watch features a three-part 40 mm stainless steel case, a specially coated domed PMMA acrylic crystal, an exhibition caseback, and a unidirectional rotating bezel with a clearly marked 60-minute aluminum insert ring. The beautiful black dial features three perfectly placed blue sub-dials at 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock, and 9 o’clock for timing events. There is also a precisely engraved tachymeter scale circumscribed around the edge of the chapter ring.

The 800.20.85 L.01 Fortis Marinemaster Vintage has a highly polished, and period correct, stainless steel case that is water resistant to 165 feet. The vintage chronograph has been fitted with a beautiful black genuine leather strap with contrasting top stitching, just like the 1970’s original.

Fortis 800.20.85 L.01 Marinemaster Limited Edition Vintage Watch

Fortis 800.20.85 L.01 Marinemaster Vintage WatchKey features:

  • Swiss made timepiece
  • Chronograph function
  • Swiss automatic self-wind F-2020 movement with modified chronograph module, fine timing device and Incabloc shock absorver
  • Stainless steel case, diameter 40 mm, 15 mm thickness
  • Black dial
  • Exhibition caseback
  • Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • Stationary stainless steel bezel
  • Black calfskin band, width 20 mm, buckle clasp
  • Water resistant to 165 feet
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

If you’d like to own one of the iconic timepieces that made Fortis a favorite among pilots, astronauts, and sailors, this is your chance. With only 500 copies available worldwide, this faithful recreation of a Fortis masterpiece won’t last long. To put a piece of history on your wrist, contact an authorized Fortis dealer immediately and reserve your Fortis 800.20.85 L.01 Marinemaster Vintage watch today.

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