Fortis Mens 671.24.14 K B-42 Marinemaster Chronograph Yellow Watch

by Adrian Herscovici  

Fortis B-42 Marinemaster Chronograph Yellow:
New Stripes for an Enduring Classic

Fortis WatchesOne thing that gets some collectors excited is a new variation of a favorite watch. Fresh colors have the ability to revitalize a design and breathe contemporary air into a classic look. The latest version of the Fortis B-42 Marinemaster Chronograph mixes black and yellow – a popular color combination found in nature, in fashion and in design the world over, not to mention in watch collections from brands both large and small.

Like other watches in the Marinemaster collection, the B-42 Marinemaster Chronograph is built for life. It starts with a stalwart movement: the ETA Valjoux 7750 automatic, a benchmark among chronographs and veritable pillar of Swiss precision and reliability.

Fortis Mens 671.24.14 K B-42 Marinemaster Chronograph
Fortis Mens 671.24.14 K B-42 Marinemaster Chronograph Yellow Watch
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The rugged three-part case is constructed of brushed stainless steel and measures 42 mm in diameter. The unidirectional turning bezel is both a visual and functional highlight: the combination of black and yellow is eye-catching, while the deep scalloped edges provide good grip for turning, especially underwater, where the watch is water resistant to a depth of 656 feet. There is more to the bezel: unlike most dive bezels, this one makes a full turn in 120 increments, meaning it is adjustable in half-minute steps. The pip positioned on the bezel at 12 o’clock is luminous and has a blue afterglow.

Functional aspects of this Marinemaster do not end there. The crown is substantial enough to grip and is personalized with the Fortis logo; the chrono pushers are firmly inset and well protected. Adding to the watch’s water resistance is a screw-down caseback, which is embossed with a historic Fortis motif. On the front, anti-reflective sapphire crystal provides a clear and scratch-resistant pane.

To a novice, the dial of the Fortis 671.24.14 K B-42 Marinemaster Chronograph watch might seem crowded, but it is actually clear and easy to read thanks to the sharp contrast between the white, yellow and black elements. The layout of the sub-dials is based on the Valjoux 7750 movement with a 30-minute totalizer at 12 o’clock, a 12-hour totalizer at 6 o’clock and running seconds at 9 o’clock. These stand out next to the yellow hour numerals. Toward the outside of the dial is the minute-and-second track as well as a tachymeter scale, which is positioned on the angled flange. The hands, hour markers and indices are all coated with Super-Luminova, which glows blue in the dark. The central chronograph seconds hand also has a luminous circle half way up the hand.

A tidy set-up on the dial at 3 o’clock includes the Fortis logo as well as the day and date. Both stand out well on white backgrounds. Changing the day or date is a breeze on this watch because the two arrowheads on either side of the day and date windows – one facing down and one facing up – indicate which direction the wearer should turn the crown to make quick adjustments. They might seem superfluous, but the arrowheads are convenient reminders and, in design terms, echo the shape of the traditional arrowhead index at 12 o’clock – which appears in deference to Fortis’s aviation style watches.

Since the B-42 Marinemaster Chronograph is a seagoing watch at heart, Fortis mounts the watch on a black rubber strap that fastens by way of a brushed steel folding clasp featuring the Fortis logo. But there are options to mix it up; namely, a black leather strap or steel bracelet.

Fortis Mens 671.24.14 K B-42 Marinemaster Chronograph Yellow Watch

List Price: $4,025

Key features:

  • ETA Valjoux 7750 Swiss automatic movement, 25 jewels, 28,800 vibrations per hour
  • Chronograph, day and date functions
  • Brushed 3-part stainless steel case, diameter 42 mm
  • Black dial, yellow Arabic numerals, luminous hands and hour markers, tachymeter
  • Broad fluted stainless steel unidirectional rotating bezel in black / yellow
  • Individually numbered screw-down case back, embossed with historic Fortis motif
  • Anti-reflective scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
  • Rubber strap, brushed stainless steel folding clasp
  • Water resistant to 656 feet
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

The Fortis Mens 671.24.14 K B-42 Marinemaster Chronograph watch in yellow and black is a vibrant rendering of an enduring classic. Contact an authorized Fortis dealer to add one to a collection that already includes a Marinemaster, or own one for the first time in this highly desirable color palette.

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Fortis Mens 635.10.11 L.08 B-42 Pilot Professional Black Dial Chronograph Aviator Watch

by Adrian Herscovici  

A Match Made in Flight: The Fortis B-42 and the Valjoux 7750

Fortis Luxury Swiss WatchesBefore pilots had chronographs integrated into their wristwatches, they typically carried separate stopwatches for use in navigation. When the time-only wristwatch was eventually combined with a chronograph, pilots were able to satisfy both functions with one device.

Fortis fuses these two primary functions in its Fortis B-42 Pilot Professional Chronograph from the company’s aviation collections, and what better movement to salute this match made in flight than the famed Valjoux 7750, the veritable workhorse of mechanical chronographs, which like the pilot watch, is renowned for its function-over-form simplicity.

Fortis Mens 635.10.11 L.08 B-42 Pilot Professional Black Dial Chronograph Aviator Watch


The Valjoux 7750 was introduced in 1974 and features prominently in contemporary chronographs. It differs from the traditional column-wheel chronograph in that it uses a different mechanism to control the switching functions, which include starting, stopping and resetting. The significant advantage of the 7750’s design is in efficiency, both in terms of ease of assembly and ease of maintenance.

Fortis customizes the winding rotor of this Valjoux 7750 with blue engravings including the Fortis logo; the words Since 1912 Swiss commemorate the company’s founding year, while World’s First Manufacturer of Automatic Wristwatches commemorates one of the company’s finest achievements. All of this can be viewed through the watch’s exhibition caseback.

Fortis Mens 635.10.11 L.08 B-42 Pilot Professional Black Dial Chronograph Aviator Watch - Back View


To accommodate the movement’s three-plate construction (main plate, calendar plate and chronograph plate), the two-part stainless steel case is 42 mm in diameter by 16 mm thick. The sapphire crystal has an anti-reflective coating on both sides and the caseback is screw-down. The oversized, screw-down crown adds to the watch’s overall water resistance of 660 feet.

The distinctive chronograph counter layout of the Valjoux 7750 has the 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, the 30-minute counter at 12, and the continuous-seconds counter at 9. The chronograph hands, meanwhile, are painted orange so that elapsed seconds, minutes and hours can be calculated with relative ease.

White numbers and indices provide excellent contrast against the matte, black dial. Plenty of Super-LumiNova coats the numerals, hour markers and hands. In addition to the traditional arrowhead index and flanking dots at 12 o’clock, two other arrows appear on either side of the day and date windows – one facing down and one facing up – to indicate which direction the wearer should turn the crown to make quick adjustments. The flange has a tachymeter scale for measuring speed in conjunction with the chronograph.

This Fortis B-42 Pilot Professional Chronograph features a padded cognac-brown leather strap with white stitching that brings the black, orange and white dial elements to the fore. The strap is fitted to the case and the prong-style buckle is personalized with the Fortis crown.

This Fortis B-42 Pilot Professional Chronograph may also custom labeled through the Fortis Squadron Watch and Fortis Private Label Watch Programs.

Fortis Mens 635.10.11 L.08 B-42 Pilot Professional Black Dial Chronograph Aviator Watch

List Price: $3,425

  • Swiss automatic Valjoux 7750 movement
  • Chronograph, day and date features
  • Stainless steel case, diameter 42mm, thickness 16mm
  • Screw down crown
  • Black dial
  • Scratch resistant anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • Brown leather band, width 19mm, buckle clasp
  • Water resistant to 660 feet
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

Gevril Group US and Canadian Agent for Fortis Watches

Gevril GroupGevril Group is the sole US and Canadian agent for Fortis Watches. Celebrate with us March 8-12, 2012 the 100th Anniversary of Fortis Swiss Watches at the Dorint Hotel, which is located just around the corner from the Baselworld 2012 exhibition site. Contact Miriam Tress, Fortis Brand Manager, by email or at 845-425-9882.

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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.

To 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 your Fortis dealer immediately and reserve your Stratoliner today.

Gevril Group is the US and Canadian agent for Fortis Watches. Contact Miriam Tress, Fortis Brand Manager, 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

List 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

Gevril Group US and Canadian Agent for Fortis Watches

Gevril GroupGevril Group is the sole US and Canadian agent for Fortis Watches. Celebrate with us March 8-12, 2012 the 100th birthday of Fortis Swiss Watches at the Dorint Hotel, which is located just around the corner from the Baselworld 2012 exhibition site. Contact Miriam Tress, Fortis Brand Manager, by email or at 845-425-9882.

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Fortis Mens 670.10.41 KE B-42 Marinemaster Limited Edition Army Emblem Day/Date Black Dial Watch

by John Sealander  

Fortis Luxury Swiss WatchesThe perfect military watch just got better!

The Fortis B-42 has been legendary in military circles for many years. Many consider this classic design the perfect military watch. Although many enthusiasts are reminded of the B-42 Cosmonaut Series and associate the B-42 with astronauts and cosmonauts, the B-42 is equally renowned as one of the world’s premier diver’s watches. With its simple, easy-to-read dial and dependable ETA 2386-2 movement, the B-42 Marinemaster exemplifies the very best in modern military watch design.

Fortis Mens 670.10.41 KE B-42 Marinemaster Limited Edition Army Emblem Day/Date Black Dial WatchNow, this legendary watch is available in a special limited U.S. Army edition, featuring the official seal of the United States Army at 9. This is the perfect way to show your patriotism and support for our troops.

If you’re an active or former member of the armed forces, or a collector of fine military watches, you won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to acquire an instant classic.

Previous limited edition Fortis B-42 watches, like the famous “Raider” watch, made exclusively for the USMC Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron, are almost impossible to find today.

Like all B-42 Marinemasters, this exclusive stainless steel 42mm U.S. Army limited edition watch features the characteristic Fortis Marinemaster black dial with white Arabic numbers.

Military watch enthusiasts will appreciate the watch’s anti-reflective sapphire crystal, blue glowing superluminova hands and dial markings, easy-to-read day and date markers and the attractive Caoutchouc natural rubber bracelet.

Fortis limited edition watches are always desirable and never available for long. If you are interested in acquiring the exclusive U.S. Army edition B-42 for yourself, reserve yours today.

Fortis Mens 670.10.41 KE B-42 Marinemaster Limited Edition Army Emblem Day/Date Black Dial Watch



Gevril Group is the US and Canadian agent for Fortis Watches. Contact Miriam Tress, Fortis Brand Manager, by email or at 845-425-9882.

Fortis Mens 670.10.41 KE B-42 Marinemaster Limited Edition Army Emblem Day/Date Black Dial Watch

List Price: $2,350

Key features:

  • MovementAutomatic 2836-2, 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/date indication, day indication bilingual English and German
  • Case – Steel, three parts, brushed, 42 mm case diameter, black turning bezel, large corrugation with 15-minute scale, unidirectional (120 divisions), superluminova capsule at 12, flange with hour-scale 13 to 24 h, sapphire crystal anti-reflective on both sides, screw-down caseback embossed with historic FORTIS motive, individually numbered, water-resistant to 200 m / 20 bar
  • Dial/Hands – Black matt, official seal of the United States Army at 9, triangles at 3 next to the date and day indication illustrating the direction of rotating the crown for quick adjustment hands, oversized Arabic numerals and indexes with superluminova white orange center-second-hand with luminous dot superluminova
  • Attachment – Caoutchouc strap with folding clasp steel, brushed with FORTIS logo
  • Special Features – Limited edition, packaging leather box, instruction manual, international warranty card, certificate of limitation

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Fortis Mens 645.10.11 L01 B-42 Pilot Professional Day/Date Black Dial Watch


FORTIS Luxury Swiss WatchesCrafted with high-quality materials, the Fortis Men’s Pilot Professional Automatic Black Dial Watch features a refined, circular dial with easy-to-read Arabic numeral hour indexes, a minute track, white hour and minute hands, and a red seconds hand. There’s also a convenient day of week and date display at 3.

The sapphire crystal window protects the dial and features anti-reflective coating on both sides while a stainless steel case with a screw-down case back offers additional strength and durability.

Ideal for active men, the timepiece has an Incabloc shock protection system and is water resistant to an impressive 660 feet. A polished, stainless steel bezel encircles the dial for an elegant look. Made from soft, calfskin leather, the black watch strap feels comfortable on and features white contrast stitching down the edges. This precise watch is equipped with automatic self-wind movement with 28,800 semi-vibrations per hour.

Your new Fortis B-42 Pilot Professional Black Dial Watch may qualify for squadron insignia customization through the Fortis Private Label Squadron Watches Program.

Fortis Mens 645.10.11 L01 B-42 Pilot Professional Day/Date Black Dial Watch



Gevril Group is the US agent for Fortis. Contact Miriam Tress, Fortis Brand Manager, by email or at 845-425-9882 x167.

Fortis Mens 645.10.11 L01 B-42 Pilot Professional Day/Date Black Dial Watch

List Price: $1,500

Key features:

  • Movement – Automatic 2836-2, 11 1/2 ”’, 25 jewels, 28,800 semi-vibrations per hour, fine timing device and Incabloc shock absorber
  • Function – Hours, minutes, sweep second, day/date indication
  • Case – High grade steel, brushed, two parts, 42 mm diameter, sapphire crystal anti-reflective on both sides, flange with 13-24h scale, screw down case back with mineral crystal, water-resistant up to 200 m / 20 bar
  • Dial / Hands – Black, Arabic numbers as well as indexes and hands with white Superluminova, sweep second hand in orange
  • Bracelet – Leather strap padded in black with contrast stitching steel buckle

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


FORTIS Luxury Swiss 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.

Your 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

Gevril Group is the US agent for Fortis. Contact Miriam Tress, Fortis Brand Manager, by email or at 845-425-9882.

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

List Price: $1,975

Key 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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