Fortis 660.27.11 M B-42 Titanium Official Cosmonauts Alarm Chronograph

Fortis Space Watch Suspended in Weightlessness


by John Sealander  

Over 500 astronauts have reached earth’s orbit. Only 300 of them could ever hope to wear the world’s first and only C.O.S.C certified cosmonaut’s mechanical alarm chronometer.

Fortis WatchesFew things are more exclusive than orbiting the earth, and the astounding titanium Fortis 660.27.11 M B-42 Official Cosmonauts Alarm Chronograph is one of them. Only 300 of these mechanical marvels were ever produced. This technically advanced and extremely exclusive official cosmonauts chronometer is a testament to the skill of Fortis master watchmakers. The Fortis 660.27.11 M B-42 Titanium Official Cosmonauts Alarm Chronograph is not only the world’s first C.O.S.C. certified mechanical alarm chronometer, it is the first watch of its kind to be approved for space travel.

Buy Fortis 660.27.11 M B-42 Titanium Official Cosmonauts Alarm ChronographThis first-of-its-kind Swiss made 42 mm mechanical timepiece is powered by a proprietary Fortis F2001-5 movement, which is based on a time-tested Valjoux 7750 that has been modified to include the exclusive alarm complication. The superlative movement also includes an Incabloc shock absorber and dual mainspring barrels. With its C.O.S.C certification, the Official Cosmonauts Alarm Chronograph is both extremely accurate and uniquely suited for critical application both here at home and in outer space.

The uncluttered matte black dial features large legible Superluminova white Arabic numbers with three well-placed totalizers for 30 minutes, 12 hours, and 60 seconds. The bright Superluminova hands and indices are easy to read under any lighting conditions. There is a convenient date window at 3 o’clock, flanked by an orange square to indicate whether the alarm function is activated. Two small arrows indicate which direction the crown must be turned to change the date or alarm. Every detail of this fine timepiece has been designed to make life easier for the busy astronaut or aviator.

An anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal protects the functional dial, while the lightweight and extremely durable titanium case has a screw–down titanium caseback engraved with the official national emblems of the Russian Space Agency and the Gagarin Cosmonauts Star City Training Center. This impressive titanium case features a unidirectional rotating bezel marked with a 60-minute scale and is water resistant to 660 feet. To complete the inspired design, the watch has been fitted with a matching Fortis titanium link bracelet with a fold-over safety clasp.

Fortis 660.27.11 M B-42 Titanium Official Cosmonauts Alarm Chronograph

Buy Fortis 660.27.11 M B-42 Titanium Official Cosmonauts Alarm ChronographKey features:

  • Swiss made timepiece
  • Chronograph function
  • Swiss automatic self-wind movement, fine timing device and Incabloc shock absorver
  • Titanium case, diameter 44 mm, 18 mm thickness
  • Black dial with date display and minute track
  • Luminous hands and hour markers
  • Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • Unidirectional stainless steel bezel
  • Silver titanium bracelet, width 20 mm, fold over clasp with safety
  • Water resistant to 660 feet
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

Even though the Fortis 660.27.11 M B-42 Titanium Official Cosmonauts Alarm Chronograph is rated for space travel, you don’t have to be an astronaut to own one. You do have to act fast though, because there are only 300 of these beauties in the entire universe. To put one on your wrist, contact an authorized Fortis dealer today and launch yourself into a whole new level of perfection.

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GV2 9700 Aurora Men’s Limited Edition Black-on-Black Watch


by John Sealander  

This stealthy masterpiece covertly tells the time while keeping its namesake’s clandestine secrets safe.

GV2 WatchesWith its sophisticated black-on-black design, the Swiss made GV2 9700 Aurora tells the time on a need-to-know basis. Inspired by the super secret US military Aurora project, this 45 mm, IP black, 316L stainless steel timepiece exudes an aura of mystery. Luminous, skeletonized hands and raised silver indices clearly indicate the time without attracting undue attention. A semitransparent screen on the all-black dial partially reveals a bilingual date wheel below, while two well-positioned windows at 3 and 9 o’clock clearly indicate the correct day and date.

Adding further functionally to this inspired military design is a rotating, all-black aluminum bezel with tactile knurled edges and raised numbers. This unidirectional bezel functions as a practical tool for timing dives and other events, while remaining virtually invisible on the wrist.

GV2 9700 Aurora
GV2 9700 Aurora
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Powered by a reliable Ronda 517 Swiss quartz movement that is encased in durable 316L stainless steel, this is a timepiece that is ready for anything. The GV2 9700 Aurora features an anti-reflective sapphire crystal that has been imprinted with the GV2 logo, has a screw-down solid stainless steel caseback, and is water resistant to 330 feet. This precisely engineered timing tool has been expertly engraved with a conceptual drawing of the mysterious Aurora reconnaissance aircraft on the caseback and has been fitted with a comfortable black silicone strap. If you’re a fan of stealth designs, this could well be the ultimate military watch.

GV2 9700 Aurora Men’s Limited Edition Black-on-Black Watch

Key features:

  • Swiss made timepiece
  • Limited edition
  • Ronda 517 Swiss precision quartz movement
  • Black IP coated stainless steel case, diameter 45 mm, 13 mm thickness
  • Anti- reflective scratch resistant sapphire crystal
  • Black dial, day and date display, luminous hands
  • Black silicone band, width 22.5 mm, buckle clasp
  • Black aluminum unidirectional bezel
  • Water resistant to 330 feet
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty


The clandestine Aurora project may be forever shrouded in mystery, but there is no need to keep the GV2 9700 Aurora a secret. This is a timepiece any watch aficionado will wear publically and proudly. Like all GV2 timepieces, the Swiss made GV2 Aurora 9700 has the look and feel of a watch that costs many times more than its affordable price point.

This exclusive timepiece is manufactured in a strictly limited edition and carries an exclusive two-year manufacturer’s warranty. Each GV2 Aurora comes in a special presentation box. To put one of these covert beauties on your wrist, just contact your nearest authorized GV2 dealer today.

Gevril Group US Agent for GV2 Watches

Gevril GroupGevril Group is the sole US agent for GV2 Watches. Contact us by email or call 845-425-9882. In Europe, the GV2 brand is distributed by Gevril Group Europa.

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GV2 9402 Grande Watch


by Meehna Goldsmith  

GV2 WatchesThe timepiece was invented as an instrument. Its sole job was to keep time. Since the development of the smartphone with its built in digital time readout, the watch is no longer necessary in the contemporary world for its original purpose. It has been transformed into a fashion accessory that happens to tell time. And with that in mind, you need to choose how to decorate your wrist well.

The GV2 Grande 9402 takes the bull by the horns in the fashion department with its design, color and materials. Those who follow the fashion scene will know that vibrant colors have taken center stage for the season. Fitting right in on the runways, the black diamond-patterned dial of the GV2 Grande 9402 is punctuated with strategically placed fluorescent orange color, including the minutes flange, Arabic numerals, hands and subdial at 6 o’clock. Take particular note of the design of the two Arabic numerals (3 and 9). They are highly stylized and give the piece a very modern and unique look.

GV2 9402 Grande
GV2 9402 Grande
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For reading the time in low light conditions, the baton hour indexes and hands are coated with Super-LumiNova. The dial also includes a black on white big date aperture that blends nicely with the color scheme.

What really draws attention to the GV2 Grande 9402 is the large case construction. Although the black IP coated stainless steel case measures 42 mm, with the case extension it takes up 50 mm of real estate, so it’s a very substantial piece on the wrist. The case extension, which protects the crown, matches the 21st century style of the Arabic numerals. With its interesting use of negative space, it resembles angular modern furniture design or architecture.

GV2 9402 Grande Orange Accents Black Dial Watch

Key features:

  • Swiss made timepiece
  • Ronda 6004.B Swiss quartz movement
  • Black IP coated stainless steel case, diameter 42 mm, with case extension 50 mm, 10.5 mm thickness,
  • Antireflective sapphire crystal
  • Black dial, big date at 12 and sub second dial at 6, luminous hands
  • Black silicone band, buckle clasp, width 23.5 mm
  • Black IP coated stainless steel stationary bezel, minute track on inner orange bezel
  • Water resistant to 99 feet
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

Perfect for summer, the GV2 Grande 9402 fits around the wrist with a comfortable black silicone strap and buckle, which resists moisture and discomfort much better than a leather band. Powered by a Ronda 6004.B Swiss quartz movement for years of hassle free wear, the GV2 Grande 9402 is water resistant to 99 feet.

Gevril Group US Agent for GV2 Watches

Gevril GroupGevril Group is the sole US agent for GV2 Watches. Contact us by email or call 845-425-9882.

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Fortis 700.10.81 L.01 F-43 Flieger Big Day Date Watch


by Meehna Goldsmith  

Fortis WatchesGermany’s aircraft developers commissioned the popular and beautifully constructed Flieger watch, German for flight, during World War II for German bomber pilots. Also known as Beobachtungs-Uhren or navigators watches, they had to meet stringent standards for visibility, durability and accuracy. Despite the less than auspicious reasons for the creation of the Flieger watch, it resulted in a functional timepiece of enduring design.

Buy Fortis 700.10.81 L.01 F-43 Flieger Big Day Date WatchThe Fortis 700.10.81 L.01 F-43 Flieger Big Day Date, produced in a limited edition of 2,012 pieces, is a modern interpretation of the original Flieger watch, incorporating all of its best elements while accommodating it for civilians. According to German specs, two dial configurations were acceptable. The Fortis 700.10.81 L.01 F-43 Flieger is inspired by the Type A, which has a much cleaner layout. Large illuminated white Arabic numerals sit on a black sunray embellished dial surrounded by a white baton minute track that also references the time in 24-hour increments. The Fortis emblem and crown are situated below the 12 o’clock position.

Characteristic of all pilot watches (and really a must), the Fortis 700.10.81 L.01 F-43 Flieger uses an illuminated triangular marker surrounded by two illuminated dots to represent 12 o’clock. The reason for this original design choice was so pilots could orient the watch at night. While some Flieger watches update the hands, the Fortis 700.10.81 L.01 F-43 Flieger keeps the illuminated sword shaped configuration with the hour hand thicker to differentiate it from the minutes hand. Fortis added a convenient modern touch to the dial with the big day at 9 o’clock and date at 3 o’clock. Mirroring the triangle at 12 o’clock, another resides along side the date, which works for both functionality and aesthetic purposes.

The Flieger watches used by the German bomber pilots were huge, clocking in at 55 mm. This was because they housed hand wound pocket watch movements. This size worked because a larger movement gave more space on the dial, which translated into more visibility, but also because the watches had to strap over a bulky flight suit and not get lost in the material.

Since a 55 mm watch is not realistic or practical for daily wear, Fortis placed the F-43 Flieger 700.10.81 L.01 in a 43 mm stainless steel case that hits the sweet spot for contemporary watches. A black calfskin strap with contrast stitching attaches to the case and secures with a deployant push button clasp.

One of the most crucial elements of a pilots watch was accuracy. Known for their robust and precise movements, Fortis placed a Swiss automatic movement with a shock absorber in the Fortis F-43 Flieger 700.10.81 L.01, which is on display through the exhibition caseback. As moisture is one of the most dangerous enemies of a movement, the watch is water resistant to 660 feet.

Fortis 700.10.81 L.01 F-43 Flieger Limited Edition Big Day Date Watch

Buy Fortis 700.10.81 L.01 F-43 Flieger Big Day Date WatchKey features:

  • Swiss made timepiece
  • Limited edition of 2,012 pieces
  • Swiss automatic self-wind movement
  • Stainless steel case, diameter 43 mm, 13 mm thickness
  • Black sunray dial, bilingual (English/German) day and date window
  • Exhibition caseback
  • Shock absorber function
  • Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • Stationary stainless-steel bezel
  • Black calfskin band, width 20 mm, push button deployment clasp
  • Water resistant to 660 feet
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

At the end of their tenure, German bombers had to give back their Fliegers to the Luftwaffe. Luckily you don’t have to do that with the Fortis F-43 Flieger 700.10.81 L.01. It’s yours to keep. Purchased your Fortis F-43 Flieger from an authorized Fortis dealer.

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