Fortis has a deserved reputation for producing watches for professional use, particularly in space. They are probably most known for their Cosmonauts watch. After doing rigorous testing in 1994, the Star City Training Center, a Russian training facility located in Star City, Russia picked Fortis watches as part of their Official Cosmonauts equipment. Fortis still has this honor to this day.
But Fortis also makes other notable watches, combining their technical know how with artistic qualities. For example, they put out a limited edition Automatic Art Edition Mattern watch with the dial designed by German artist Michael Mattern. The Fortis 595.10.31 WI Men’s Edition Winner Automatic black dial watch is another member of art watches in the brand’s lineup.
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The Fortis 595.10.31 WI Men’s Edition Winner Automatic watch has a simple design but sometimes these are the ones that are hardest to get right. Fortis composes the design in perfect balance. The eye is first drawn to the six sectors of bold colors circling the outer ring of the dial in hues of orange, red, purple, blue, green and yellow, which provide the framing for the black center with a white minutes track. A date aperture with black numbers on a white background tucks in at 3 o’clock. Illuminated white sword hands along with an orange seconds hand matching the orange sector keeps track of the time.
In a 40 mm stainless steel case, the Fortis 595.10.31 WI sits comfortably on both large and small wrists. A black calfskin strap with overstitching secures it in place. Inside ticks a Swiss made automatic movement, a convenient feature so the watch doesn’t have to be wound if it’s consistently worn every other day.
Fortis 595.10.31 WI Men’s Edition Winner Automatic Black Dial Watch
- Swiss made timepiece
- Swiss automatic self-wind movement
- Stainless steel case, diameter 40 mm, 10.5 mm thickness
- Black dial, luminous hands, date display at 3 o’clock
- Exhibition caseback
- Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
- Stationary stainless steel bezel
- Black leather calfskin band, width 19.5 mm, buckle clasp
- Water resistant to 165 feet
- 2-year manufacturer’s warranty
Though the Fortis Cosmonauts watch usually takes the spotlight, the brand also crafts interesting pieces that use the dial as a functional and creative canvas. For a watch that can stand up to tough conditions and also paint a picture, the Fortis 595.10.31 WI Men’s Edition Winner Automatic watch is definitely a great choice to consider. You can purchase a Fortis watch from an authorized Fortis dealer.