Fortis Mens 665.13.19 L.01 B-42 Stratoliner 100th Anniversary Special Limited Edition Black Dial Chronograph Watch


by John Sealander  

One went into outer space.

100 more are now available for your wrist.

Fortis WatchesThe original Fortis Stratoliner chronograph has the distinction of being the first Fortis watch to be launched in space when it went into orbit in 1992 on board a Russian Proton rocket as one of the exhibits in the world’s first “space museum.” Even though the Stratoliner was never as popular as later Fortis space and aviation watches, this initial venture into space earned the watch a place in history and led to close cooperation between Fortis and the Russian space program. To this day, every Russian cosmonaut is presented with a Fortis Official Cosmonauts Chronograph when they complete their training at the Yuri Gagarin Space Center.

Early Fortis Stratoliner watches are prized by collectors today for their use of the legendary Lemania 5100 movement. This rugged movement could survive acceleration in excess of 7G without loss of accuracy and easily absorbed shocks and blows without stopping the chronograph second hand. When the 30 year old movement was discontinued in 2003, Fortis continued to manufacture the classic Stratoliner using an enhanced version of the reliable Valjoux 7750 chronograph movement. The Stratoliner never went out of production and eventually became part of the popular Fortis B-42 Collection.

Buy Fortis Men's 665.13.19 L.01 B-42 Stratoliner 100th Anniversary Limited Edition Chronograph WatchTo commemorate the Stratoliner’s important place in space and aviation history, Fortis has recently introduced a special limited edition of the classic Stratoliner in celebration of the company’s 100th anniversary. This handsome 42mm timepiece features a dramatic black PVD coated stainless steel case that houses the Swiss made ETA Valjoux 7750 automatic movement. The black dial and retro looking black tachymeter bezel are enhanced with the use of 18 karat rose gold accents, along with gold plated hands. The watch is equipped with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal and two rose gold pushers and a gold crown complete the elegant look.

Fortis Mens 665.13.19 L.01 B-42 Stratoliner 100th Anniversary Limited Edition Black Dial Chronograph Watch


Only 100 pieces of this exclusive limited edition timepiece will ever be produced. Each watch is water resistant to 200 meters and is fitted with a black leather or reptile strap. If you’re interested in acquiring a Fortis Stratoliner 100th Anniversary Limited Edition for yourself, you’ll want to act quickly. This exclusive edition is sure to be popular with collectors, so be sure to contact an authorized Fortis dealer immediately and reserve your Stratoliner today.

Gevril Group is the US and Canadian agent for Fortis Watches. Contact us by email or at 845-425-9882.

Fortis Mens 665.13.19 L.01 B-42 Stratoliner 100th Anniversary Limited Edition Black Dial Chronograph Watch

Buy Fortis Men's 665.13.19 L.01 B-42 Stratoliner 100th Anniversary Limited Edition Chronograph WatchList Price: $10,675

Key features:

  • Movement– Swiss made ETA Valjoux 7750 automatic movement
  • Function– Hour, minute, second, day, date, chronograph
  • Case– Black PVD coated stainless steel, diameter 42 mm, thickness 15.5 mm
  • Bezel– Black tachymeter bezel enhanced with 18 karat rose gold accents
  • Dial/Hands– Black with gold plated hands
  • Crystal– Scratch resistant sapphire
  • Band– Black calfskin with clasp, width 20 mm
  • Special Features– Limited edition 100 pieces, rose gold pushers and gold crown
  • Water resistance– Up to 660 feet
  • Waranty – 2 years

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Fortis 624.22.11 M Spacematic GMT Pilot Watch


by John Sealander  

A Pilot Watch Designed for the Space Age

Fortis WatchesThere are two things that a pilot wants in an aviation timepiece: reliability and readability. With this in mind, most pilot watches feature large, oversize dials with legible, easy-to-read numbers. Pilot watches haven’t changed much since World War II however, with one major exception. Not surprisingly, it is Fortis who provides the exception.

Fortis 624.22.11 M Spacematic GMT Pilot WatchFortis timepieces have been a favorite among pilots almost as long as there have been planes in the sky. With the introduction of the Fortis Spacematic Collection, aviators now have a thoroughly modern alternative to the traditional pilot’s watch. The bold, unisex design of the Spacematic GMT features one of most clearly legible and functional pilot dials ever produced. Easy-to-read white Arabic numerals are surrounded by 24-hour markings on a gray perimeter track. The 24-hour GMT hand is independently adjustable and there is a quickset bilingual date at 3 o’clock, a combination of features that even Rolex can’t offer.

This 40mm stainless steel case is perfectly sized for your wrist. Both men and women can wear this watch with ease. The attractive cylindrical case design is a thoroughly modern update on the traditional pilot’s watch. With its signed screw-down crown, anti-reflective, sapphire crystal and optional exhibition back, this is definitely a watch that will get noticed.

Like all Fortis timepieces, the Spacematic GMT isn’t just about looks however. The highly regarded 25 jewel ETA 2893-2 automatic movement is accurate to one second per day and the watch itself is water resistant to 200 meters. There is even a special diver’s extension available for the matching beadblast-finish stainless steel bracelet, if you prefer to take you watch underwater instead of up in the sky.

The Spacematic GMT is eligible for the Fortis Squadron Watch Program. If you would like to have your own pilots and crew wear your squadron insignia with pride, Fortis will make a special edition of the Spacematic GMT with your squadron insignia on the dial just for you. Of course, you can always order the Spacematic GMT without a squadron insignia for yourself. If you are interested in acquiring one of these forward-looking and extremely functional watches, please contact an authorized Fortis dealer immediately and reserve your Spacematic GMT today.

Fortis 624.22.11 M Spacematic GMT Pilot Watch


Fortis 624.22.11 M Spacematic GMT Pilot Watch

List Price: $2,225

Key features:

  • Movement – Swiss ETA 2893-2 automatic, date
  • Case – Stainless steel, 40 mm diameter, 12mm thickness
  • Crystal – Anti-reflective sapphire
  • Dial – Black dial
  • Bezel – Stainless steel, stationary
  • Band – Silver stainless steel, men’s standard, 20mm thickness
  • Clasp – Fold-over clasp
  • Water Resistance – Up to 660 feet

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Fortis Mens 647.10.11 M B-42 Official Cosmonauts Day/Date Aeronautic Black Dial Watch


Fortis WatchesSince the 1994 European-Russian Space mission, an extraordinary ceremony is held for all cosmonauts and astronauts before taking off the orbit, and because of its reliability, the crew receives the Fortis B-42 Cosmonauts as part of their official equipment. The quality of this Fortis model is confirmed by the Russian Space Agency and by the Star City Training Center through the embossing of their official emblems on the caseback.

Buy Fortis Men's 647.10.11 M B-42 Official Cosmonauts Day/Date Aeronautic Black Dial WatchYour new Fortis B-42 Official Cosmonauts aeronautic black dial watch may qualify for squadron insignia customization through the Fortis Private Label Squadron Watches Program.

Fortis Mens 647.10.11 M B-42 Official Cosmonauts Day/Date Aeronautic Black Dial Watch

Fortis Mens 647.10.11 M B-42 Official Cosmonauts Day/Date Aeronautic Black Dial Watch

List Price: $1,975

Buy Fortis Men's 647.10.11 M B-42 Official Cosmonauts Day/Date Aeronautic Black Dial WatchKey features:

  • Movement – Automatic ETA 2836-2, 11 1/2 ”’, stop second, fine timing device, 25 jewels, 28,800 semi-vibrations per hour, Incabloc shock absorber
  • Function – Hours, minutes and sweep second, day/date indication
  • Case – Stainless steel, brushed, unidirectional rotating bezel (120) in black with 60-minute scale, flange with 13h-24h scale, sapphire crystal anti-reflective on both sides, screw down case back, crown with logo, water resistant 200 m (20 ATM)
  • Dial / Hands – Black, Arabic numbers as well as indexes and hands coated with white Superluminova, sweep second hand in orange with white Superluminova dot
  • Attachment – Black padded leather strap with brushed steel buckle
  • Uniqueness – 42 mm case diameter, colored triangles indicating direction for function adjustment, engraved with the logos of Russian space authories: Russian Space Agency and Yu. A. Gagarin Cosmonauts Star City Training Center
  • Packing – Leather box with cushion, manual, international warranty card
  • References – 647.10.11 L with black leather strap / 647.10.11 M with metal bracelet
  • Options – 647.10.11 LF PROF leather strap with folding buckle “Professional” / 647.10.11 KF PROF caoutchouc strap with folding buckle “Professional”
  • Thickness – 12.5mm
  • Weight – 110g with leather strap / 210g with metal bracelet

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Gevril GroupGevril Group is the sole US, Canada and Caribbean agent for Fortis Watches and the authorized Fortis watch repair service center. Contact us by email or by calling 845-425-9882.

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