Over 20 years of space proven experience went into creating this new timepiece for the next generation of space travelers.
The new Fortis Monolith Collection of space watches is aptly named. For over 20 years, Fortis has maintained a monolithic presence in space, spending more time on the wrists of working astronauts and cosmonauts than any other brand. Fortis space proven timepieces have been standard equipment on a wide variety of missions dating back to 1994 when a Fortis Stratoliner was worn aboard the Russian MIR space station.
Since that time, Fortis has remained committed to meeting the timing needs of space travelers. To this day, the Russian Federal Space Agency, or ROSCOSMOS as it is commonly called, continues to equip all cosmonauts and astronauts attending the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center with a space rated Fortis timepiece.
To make sure that future generations of space travelers have a timepiece that meets their needs, Fortis has taken everything it has learned about producing space rated watches during the past 20 years and used it to create the all new Monolith Collection as part of the larger Cosmonautis timepiece collection. Available in both three-hand and chronograph configurations, the impressive 42 mm Monolith has been crafted using time tested principles and high tech space proven materials.
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With its black PVD finish and bright white lettering, this superb design is exceptionally easy-to-read under the most arduous of conditions. The scratch resistant sapphire crystal has a special anti-reflective coating on both sides so that glare is never a problem. The hands and indices are coated with bright Superluminova material that has a green afterglow, so the watch is as easy to read at night as it is during the day. Everything about this well-engineered timepiece collection is designed to meet the needs of working cosmonauts and astronauts.
A reliable Swiss made ETA 2836-2 automatic movement powers the three-hand configuration, while a space proven Swiss made ETA 7750 movement powers the chronograph. The massive PVD coated stainless steel case is water resistant to an impressive 669 feet. Both watches bear the official seal of the Russian Federal Space Agency on the screw down stainless steel caseback.
The three-hand Monolith features a large day/date window at 3 o’clock, while the chronograph model adds three well-placed totalizers for 30 minute, 12 hour, and 60 second intervals. To satisfy individual preferences, Monolith timepieces can be equipped with a luxurious black leather strap, a leather performance strap, a black PVD coated stainless steel bracelet, or a comfortable black caoutchouc strap.
The Fortis Monolith comes packaged in a deluxe leather box and carries a two-year manufacturers warranty. This exceptional timepiece is the culmination of everything Fortis has learned about timekeeping in open space. Amazingly, you don’t even have to be an astronaut to own one. To put one of these space rated beauties on your wrist, just contact an authorized Fortis dealer immediately and ask to see the Monolith Collection.