Fortis Mens 800.20.80 L.01 Marinemaster Vintage Chronograph Watch


by Adrian Herscovici  

Renewed, Recharged, and Totally Retro

Fortis WatchesPopular culture steers people to explore new and different trends. But some designs continue to work – decade upon decade – and those labeled “classic” always return to favor. Such is the case with the Fortis Marinemaster watch, originally released in the 1940s. The Marinemaster remained in the Fortis lineup for decades, and the Marinemaster Chronograph was popular well into the 1970s when the quartz movement revolution forced the watch industry to rethink its mechanical future. The industry bounced back in a big way, as did many of the classic watch designs of the 20th century.

Buy Fortis Mens 800.20.80 L.01 Marinemaster Vintage Chronograph WatchToday, reconnecting with classic watches of bygone eras is as popular as ever. As part of the brand’s centennial celebrations, Fortis released two versions of its Marinemaster Vintage Chronograph in 2012: one with blue accents and the second, shown here, with orange accents. Both are limited editions of 500 pieces.

The Fortis Marinemaster Vintage Chronograph watch is true to the look of its predecessor in most ways including the shape of the lugs, the piston-style chronograph pushers and the unidirectional, graduated dive bezel. Similarities extend to the dial, too, including the orange sub-dials; the two-tone 30-minute sub-dial; the shape of the hands and hour markers; the minutes-and-seconds track, and the tachymeter scale at the outside of the dial.

Enthusiasts will note that the position of the 30-minute counter and the 60-second counter are reversed compared to the ’70s iteration, which is a result of the configuration of the new automatic movement – the Fortis caliber F-2020 – an ETA 2892-A2 base with a Dubois Depraz 2020 chronograph module.

Other than the upgraded movement, the most notable difference is the watch’s exhibition caseback that provides a view of the movement in action. The water resistance of the Marinemaster Vintage Chronograph is 165 feet (less than the original, which was over 650 feet).

The three-part case is made of stainless steel and measures 40 mm in diameter. Another nod to the original is the inclusion of domed acrylic on the front that is made of PMMA – the same type of acrylic that was used before the advent of synthetic crystal. The watch is mounted on a black calfskin strap with white stitch and employs a traditional clasp buckle.

If the reliability of a modern watch is more appealing than the quirks of vintage, or a vintage model simply eludes capture, consider the Fortis Marinemaster Vintage Chronograph watch. Its classic retro design in tandem with an updated automatic movement will remain a favorite long after the whim of the next style craze.

Fortis Mens 800.20.80 L.01 Marinemaster Vintage Chronograph Watch

List Price: $4,600

Buy Fortis Mens 800.20.80 L.01 Marinemaster Vintage Chronograph WatchKey features:

  • Fortis caliber F-2020 Swiss automatic movement
  • Chronograph, day and date functions
  • Stainless steel case, diameter 40 mm, thickness 15 mm
  • Black dial, orange subdials, tachymeter
  • Stainless steel graduated dive bezel
  • Exhibition caseback window reveals the watch movement
  • Anti-reflective scratch-resistant PMMA acrylic crystal
  • Black calfskin strap, width 19 mm, traditional clasp buckle
  • Water resistant to 165 feet
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

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New Fortis 100th Anniversary Marinemaster Chronograph Retro Edition


by John Sealander  

This classically correct chronograph was hard to improve on, so Fortis is re-issuing it to mark the brand’s 100th anniversary.


Fortis WatchesFortis Marinemaster watches have been prized by watch aficionados and collectors ever since they were initially introduced in the 1960’s. One of the favorite Marinemaster watches ever produced was the famous Fortis Marinemaster Chronograph. The classic styling on this iconic watch has often been imitated, but never surpassed.

Rather that try to update this collector classic, Fortis has decided to re-issue it in honor of the brand’s 100th anniversary. The look and feel of the new Fortis Marinemaster Retro Edition is identical to the original watch. The classic watch face with three colored subdial counters at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock has been retained. The polished stainless steel case with its unidirectional turning bezel is identical. Even the Hesalit Plexiglas crystal has been retained. If you didn’t know better, you’d swear this watch was NOS that had been kept in a drawer for 50 years.

The only thing different about this re-issue is that the original Valjoux caliber 72 movement has been replaced by a superior Dubois Depraz 2075 movement. This handsome black dial timepiece features a black knurled bezel with silver indices and numbers. Each of these classic watches is fitted with a black leather strap, just like the original. The Fortis Marinemaster Retro Edition is water resistant to 165 feet and comes with a 2-year Fortis warranty.

New Fortis 100th Anniversary Marinemaster Chronograph Retro Edition


Only 600 pieces of this authentic 1960’s masterpiece will ever be produced. If you didn’t acquire one of these watches when it was originally introduced, you won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to wear a piece of history. The Fortis Marinemaster Retro Edition is a superb example of the legendary Fortis quality and reliability that has made the brand a favorite with pilots, astronauts and mariners around the world.

Fortis will soon be celebrating its 100th anniversary, and you can join in the celebration by reserving your Marinemaster Chronograph at an authorized Fortis dealer today.

New Fortis 100th Anniversary Marinemaster Chronograph Retro Edition

List Price: $4,600

Key features:

  • Automatic 2075 Chronograph Movement
  • Classical watch face with subdial counters at 3, 6 and 9 o‘clock position
  • Black dial with indices, counter circles
  • Hesalit crystal
  • Polished steel case with unidirectional turning bezel, diameter 40mm, steel caseback
  • Leather strap
  • Limited edition 600 pieces
  • Water resistant to 165 feet
  • 2 year warranty

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New Fortis 100th Anniversary Mens 674.20.15 Si05 B-47 Worldtimer Limited Edition Watch with Rotating Dial

Fortis 100th Anniversary Mens 674.20.15 Si05 B-47 Worldtimer Limited Edition Watch with Rotating Dial


by John Sealander  

In a world full of complications, here’s one you can actually enjoy.

Fortis WatchesIn celebration of their 100th Anniversary in 2012, Fortis has introduced one of the most ingenious watch complications seen in years. The Fortis B-47 Worldtimer is a special limited edition of only 2012 pieces that is sure to excite watch aficionados in any time zone.

This beautifully finished 46mm masterpiece uses a unique counter clockwise rotating dial depicting the earth from above to indicate UTC/GMT time. The entire dial is adjustable as a second time zone, and as the day progresses, you see the earth rotate on your wrist.

This graphic representation of world time is intuitive and easy to understand, making this watch an essential overseas companion for any world traveler. When the rotating inner dial is combined with the rotating stainless steel outer bezel adorned with city names in each of the world’s 24 time zones, you can instantly know the time in any location.

Buy Fortis Men's 674.20.15 Si05 B-47 Worldtimer Limited Edition Watch with Rotating DialFortis quality and reliability is legendary, and this watch is no exception. A specially modified 26-jewel Fortis Calibre F-2022 automatic movement powers the B-47 Worldtimer, and a highly polished three-part stainless steel case protects it from the elements. Each individually numbered timepiece in this limited edition is water resistant to 660 feet and fitted with a your choice of a black padded leather strap, a stainless steel bracelet, or a blue silicon matching the color of the blue earth on the dial. With a scratch resistant sapphire crystal and a screw down glass case back, it’s easy to see both the time and the watch’s inner workings.

There is also an easy-to-read big date at three o’clock flanked by arrows showing which direction to rotate the crown for quick adjustments. The skeletonized hands and hour indices have special Superluminova coating that glows blue in the darkness.

If you are a fan of GMT or dual time zone timepieces, the Fortis B-47 Worldtimer Limited Edition is a watch you simply have to own. Starting in January 2012, Fortis will be celebrating its 100 anniversary. You have an opportunity to join in the celebration by reserving your B-47 Worldtimer Limited Edition at an authorized Fortis dealer today.

FORTIS Mens 674-20-15 Si05 Worldtimer Limited Edition Rotating Dial Watch

Fortis 100th Anniversary Mens 674.20.15 Si05 B-47 Worldtimer Limited Edition Watch with Rotating Dial

List Price: $4,350

Buy Fortis Men's 674.20.15 Si05 B-47 Worldtimer Limited Edition Watch with Rotating DialKey features:

  • MovementSwiss Automatic movement, modified FORTIS Calibre F-2022 11 1/2 ”’, 26-jewels 28,800 semi-vibrations per hour, fine timing device and Incabloc shock absorber
  • FunctionUnique UTC/GMT indication with 24-hours hand on counter clockwise turning dial adjustable as 2nd time zone; hour, minute, center-stop-second; big date indication with FORTIS individual mechanism
  • CaseSteel high polished, three-parts, 47 mm case diameter World timer function through bidirectional turning bezel adorned with 24 city names referring to the 24 time zones Sapphire crystal anti-reflective coating on both sides Rotating external bezel, crown with FORTIS logo, screw-down glass case back, individually numbered (xxx /2012); water-resistant to 660 feet
  • Dial/HandsCounter clockwise rotating inner dial part illustrating the Earth like the blue planet seen from above, visualizing the 24 time zones, marked with a red line as GMT hand; silver, flange with minute indication; triangles at 3 o’clock illustrating the direction of rotating the crown for quick adjustment Arabic numerals, hour/minute Skeleton hands and hour markers indices with Superluminova white, blue afterglow in the darkness; center-stop-second white, big date indication at 3 o’clock
  • AttachmentLeather strap black padded fitted to the case
  • PackagingLeather box, pouch with FORTIS logo; instruction manual/international warranty card/and certificate of limitation in one booklet
  • Special FeaturesUnique combination of two world timer functions external bezel adorned with city names; GMT time through counter clockwise rotating dial following the real Earth rotation Illustration of the world’s continents referring to the 24 time zones; FORTIS individual Big Date mechanism; Limited Edition 2012 pieces
  • Warranty2 Years



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FORTIS 100th Anniversary Mens 675.18.81 K B-47 Limited Edition 2012 Big Black Day/Date Watch


by Boris Pjanic  

Fortis WatchesAs Fortis prepares for its 100th anniversary in 2012, the Swiss watch manufacturer is introducing new watch models that convey power and that are in line with the current trends toward bigger timepieces and watches with black dials.

Buy Fortis Men's 675.18.81 K B-47 100th Anniversary Limited Edition 2012 Big Black Day/Date WatchOne of them is the Fortis B-47 Big Black, an exceptional and unique timepiece. The B-47 Big Black, limited to 2012 pieces, features a wavelike jagged bezel, similar to that of the Fortis Marinemaster. The Big Black is truly an eye catcher.

FORTIS Mens 675.18.81 K B-47 New Limited Edition 2012 Big Black Day/Date Luxury Swiss Watch



The semitransparent dial of the Fortis Big Black offers an open view of the date and day disks — which are bilingual in German and English. In contrast, the watch’s skeletonized hands present a much more delicate appearance. The actual day shows in white letters at nine o’clock and the date at three o’clock. The remaining days can be seen in a grey shading under the dial. I think this is a totally unique feature that distinguishes the Big Black from all other timepieces I’ve seen. To round this off, a highly reliable and precise automatic ETA 2836-2 caliber ticks away inside the watch case.

Not only is this large steel black PVD case water resistant to 660 ft which makes it a perfect diving watch, it is a hefty large watch that makes a statement of strength and of power. In addition, I like that the sapphire crystal is anti-reflective on both sides, but that preference is probably personal, since I like to photograph watches, and this feature makes it much easier to get a good shot.

FORTIS 100th Anniversary Mens 675.18.81 K B-47 Limited Edition 2012 Big Black Day/Date Watch

List Price: $4,000

Buy Fortis Men's 675.18.81 K B-47 100th Anniversary Limited Edition 2012 Big Black Day/Date WatchKey features:

  • Movement – Automatic Swiss movement, 11 1/2 ”’, 25 jewels, 28.800 semi-vibrations per hour, fine timing device and Incabloc shock absorber
  • Function – Hour, minute, center-stop-second, day indication bilingual English and German, additional FORTIS module with big day/date indication
  • Case – Steel black PVD, three-parts, 47 mm case diameter Black turning bezel with 60-minute scale Unidirectional (120 divisions), Superluminova capsule at 12, flange with hour-indexes, sapphire crystal anti-reflective on both sides, screw-down glass case back, individually numbered, water-resistant 200 m / 20 bar
  • Dial/Hands – Black matte/transparent, triangles at 3 and 9, indicating the direction for function adjustment in Superluminova black, indexes in Superluminova black. Hands with Superluminova white, center-stop-second hand with white arrow-head
  • Attachment – Rubber strap black, fitted to the case, black PVD folding clasp for leather strap with FORTIS logo and “Limited Edition” engraved on buckle
  • Special Features – Limited edition of 2,012 pieces, big date indication at position 3 and big day indication at 9, packaging leather box, instruction manual, international warranty card, certificate of limitation

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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.

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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 Mens 675.18.81 K B-47 New Limited Edition 2012 Big Black Day/Date Watch

Discreet Charm for Strongmen

Fortis WatchesThe Swiss watch manufacturer FORTIS focuses its brand image already on its upcoming 100th anniversary in 2012 using a fantasy motif created by the Scandinavian photography artist, Tomas Monka. Inspired by space exploration a subject which is familiar to FORTIS as the official supplier to aviation and space during the last 20 years, the anniversary theme “moonwalk” is sophisticated and an imaginative vision of the FORTIS watch brand philosophy.

Buy Fortis Men's 675.18.81 K B-47 100th Anniversary Limited Edition 2012 Big Black Day/Date WatchCreativity and professionalism are the driving forces for this year’s FORTIS new releases in Basel. Focusing on powerful models, the new FORTIS B-47 BIG BLACK is a black monster.

FORTIS Mens 675.18.81 K B-47 New Limited Edition 2012 Big Black Day/Date Luxury Swiss Watch



The new FORTIS B-47 BIG BLACK watch reveals its features: an interesting mechanics based on a new development by FORTIS — a day/date indication in the new FORTIS format, transparent under sapphire crystal — and for strongmen who want to make a difference: Swiss automatic movement, big day/date indication, sapphire crystal, 47 mm steel PVD black coated case, uni-directional turning bezel, glass case back, 20 bar / 200 m water resistant.

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FORTIS Mens 675.18.81 K B-47 New Limited Edition 2012 Big Black Day/Date Luxury Swiss Watch

List Price: $4,000

Buy Fortis Men's 675.18.81 K B-47 100th Anniversary Limited Edition 2012 Big Black Day/Date WatchKey features:

  • Movement – Automatic Swiss movement, 11 1/2 ”’, 25 jewels, 28.800 semi-vibrations per hour, fine timing device and Incabloc shock absorber
  • Function – Hour, minute, center-stop-second, day indication bilingual English and German, additional FORTIS module with big day/date indication
  • Case – Steel black PVD, three-parts, 47 mm case diameter Black turning bezel with 60-minute scale Unidirectional (120 divisions), Superluminova capsule at 12, flange with hour-indexes, sapphire crystal anti-reflective on both sides, screw-down glass case back, individually numbered, water-resistant 200 m / 20 bar
  • Dial/Hands – Black matte/transparent, triangles at 3 and 9, indicating the direction for function adjustment in Superluminova black, indexes in Superluminova black. Hands with Superluminova white, center-stop-second hand with white arrow-head
  • Attachment – Rubber strap black, fitted to the case, black PVD folding clasp for leather strap with FORTIS logo and “Limited Edition” engraved on buckle
  • Special Features – Limited edition of 2,012 pieces, big date indication at position 3 and big day indication at 9, packaging leather box, instruction manual, international warranty card, certificate of limitation

Gevril Group US, Canada and Caribbean Fortis Watches Agent

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