A Pilot Watch Designed for the Space Age
There 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 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
List Price: $2,225
- 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