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Fortis Receives Congratulations From Space

Fortis Receives Congratulations From Space


by John Sealander  

You Know you’ve got a Winner When
Three Astronauts Congratulate you From Space

Fortis WatchesFortis has been involved with developing timepieces specifically designed to withstand the rigors of space travel for over forty years. In 1994, the Fortis Official Cosmonauts Chronograph Automatic became part of the regulation equipment handed over to cosmonauts before each launch. To this day, every cosmonaut and astronaut who goes through the training program at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Russia receives a Fortis watch as part of their official space equipment.

Unlike some “high performance watches,” a Fortis space watch is the real thing. Fortis watches have been into orbit many times and to this day are still the only official timepieces of the Russian Space Program. To celebrate the company’s long and illustrious involvement with manned spaceflight, astronauts Oleg Novitsky, Evgeny Tarelkin and Roman Romanenko recently sent their congratulations to the Fortis team for a job well done directly from the International Space Station.

This special message in honor of the Fortis 100 Year Centennial also included the presentation of a special flag of the Russian Federation, complete with the signature and stamp of the International Space Station. This special flag will occupy a place of honor at the Fortis Museum when the astronauts return to earth. The astronaut’s Fortis watches will occupy a place of honor as well: on their wrists!

Gevril Group US Agent for Fortis Watches

Gevril GroupGevril Group is the sole US agent for Fortis Watches. Meet us April 25 – May 2, 2013 to view the Fortis exhibit at the Dorint Hotel Basel near the Basel Fairgrounds. Contact Miriam Tress, Fortis Brand Manager by email or at 845-425-9882.

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*The Fortis Dorint Hotel Basel exhibit is not affiliated in any way with Baselworld 2013.

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