When pilots look for an aviation chronograph, they prefer one that is already cleared for takeoff.
There have been Fortis watches on aviator’s wrists almost as long as there have been planes in the air. After 100 years of watchmaking innovation, pilots have learned they can depend on Fortis when the mission is critical. The amazing Fortis B-42 Pilot Professional Chronograph is a testament to why Fortis continues to be a favored timepiece of astronauts and aviators to this day.
This 42 mm masterpiece provides the clarity, ease-of-use, and dependability that professional pilots require. The distinctive chronograph configuration features three exceptionally readable sub-dials, including a 30-minute totalizer at 12 o’clock, a 12-hour totalizer at 6 o’clock and a free running small seconds dial at 9 o’clock. There is even a convenient tachymeter scale on the chapter ring flange, leaving the stainless steel bezel clean and uncluttered.
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The Fortis tradition of painting the entire length of its aviation watch hands with highly luminous Super-LumiNova material makes these timepieces exceptionally easy to read at night. The chronometer hands are bright orange, providing a clear differentiation between the white time-keeping hands. Even the convenient day-date window includes clear directional arrows to show which direction the crown should be turned when making quick changes. It is little details like these that make the B-42 Pilot Professional Chronograph such a valuable timing tool for professional pilots. Pilots appreciate clarity and know that seconds count in critical situations.
The Fortis B-42 Pilot Professional Chronograph is powered by one of the best chronograph movements ever made: the renowned Valjoux 7750. When this movement was introduced in 1974, it was quickly adopted by the world’s best watchmakers because of its reliability, ease of assembly and ease of maintenance. To view this precision mechanical workhorse, the B-42 Pilot Professional includes an exhibition caseback where the custom Fortis winding rotor and mechanical movement are clearly visible.
This superb aviator’s chronograph has been fitted with a padded black genuine leather strap with contrasting white stitching. The strap has been custom fitted to the case and is fastened with a traditional prong-style buckle. A knurled stainless steel crown emblazoned with the Fortis logo and two well-placed chronograph pushers complete the classic design.
If you’re a professional pilot, or would just like to look like one, you need a Fortis B-42 Pilot Professional Chronograph on your wrist. In the air or on the ground, you’ll be wearing a professional timing tool that has already received the approval of aviators around the world. To acquire your own Fortis B-42 Pilot Professional Chronograph, contact an authorized Fortis watch dealer immediately.