In 1962 the Fortis Spacematic was selected for use by several of the original Mercury astronauts. Fifty years later, it has been selected by Fortis to undertake a brand new mission.
The Fortis Spacematic has a long and illustrious history. Initially introduced in 1962 to commemorate the company’s 50th Anniversary, the groundbreaking watch quickly became a favorite with several of the original Mercury astronauts. The success of the initial Spacematic and Stratoliner models in 1962 led Fortis to develop new ties with space exploration that continue to this day.
Now, 50 years after its initial debut, the historic Fortis Spacematic has been re-born on the occasion of the company’s 100th Anniversary. The new Spacematic Classic Collection, being displayed at Couture 2013 Las Vegas, features a unique, easy-to-read dial design inspired by an antique Fortis model. The classic three-hand configuration is available with a choice of black or white dials with a bilingual English/German day window at 9 o’clock and a date window at 3 o’clock.
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The stylish unisex two-part 40 mm brushed matte stainless steel case is equipped with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal, a signature crown with the Fortis logo, a durable screw-down case back, and is water resistant to an impressive 330 feet. The time is indicated by extremely legible Super-LumiNova white hands that glow blue in the darkness. All Spacematic Collection watches can be equipped with your choice of a silicone, textile, or genuine leather strap. Alternately, a solid stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp is also available.
Like the original Spacematic, this new iteration is powered by a precision, Swiss made mechanical movement. The 25-jewel ETA 2836-2 movement has been designed to provide a lifetime of reliable service and features both a fine timing device and an Incabloc shock absorber.
Although the new Spacematic Classic is stylish enough to quickly become a trend setting fashion accessory, it is much more than a “pretty face.” Like all Fortis space watches, the Spacematic Classic is an extremely rugged precision instrument that has been designed to provide reliable service under the most adverse conditions imaginable. If you’d like to wear a timepiece from a company that has actually proven itself in space, contact an authorized Fortis dealer immediately and ask to see the new Spacematic Classic Collection.