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Fortis Men’s Official Cosmonauts Automatic GMT Watch Collection

by John Sealander

A Space Proven Watch with a 24-Hour Display

Fortis WatchesFortis has spent the past 40 years perfecting the space rated watch. As early as 1962, a Fortis Spacematic was selected for use by several of the original Mercury astronauts. In 1994, the sophisticated and incredibly durable Fortis Official Cosmonauts Chronograph Automatic became part of the regulation equipment handed over to cosmonauts at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Russia when they completed their training. Even today, a Fortis watch is a common sight on board the ISS space station.

Since 24-hour time is so important for astronauts and aviators, Fortis developed a specially designed GMT watch just for them. The Fortis Men’s Official Cosmonauts GMT Watch is a masterpiece. This superbly engineered 38 mm timepiece features an easy-to-read four-hand configuration with a bright orange GMT dial that lets you independently track Zulu time or a second time zone. With its rugged matt finish 316L stainless steel case, screw down locking crown, and a water resistance rating of 660 feet, this amazing watch is ready for anything.

Fortis 611.22.11 M Official Cosmonauts Men’s GMT
Fortis 611.22.11 M Official Cosmonauts Men's GMT
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A precision Swiss made ETA 2893-2 automatic movement equipped with a fine timing adjustment and integrated shock absorber powers the Official Cosmonauts GMT. The special T-Swiss Tritium hands provide optimal night viewing and a bi-directional rotating bezel makes it easy to track events or monitor a second time zone. This individually numbered, space proven timepiece has a reliable stainless steel screw down caseback that has been embossed with the official seal of the Russian Star City Cosmonauts Training Academy. The Official Cosmonauts GMT can be equipped with your choice of a premium topstitched leather band, or a solid 316L stainless steel bracelet.

Fortis 611.22.11 L.01 Official Cosmonauts Men’s GMT
Fortis 611.22.11 L.01 Official Cosmonauts Men's GMT
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Fortis space watches are subjected to some of the most rigorous testing ever endured by a production timepiece before they receive the prestigious “Official Cosmonaut” designation. Unlike many of today’s “performance watches,” the Official Cosmonauts GMT isn’t just a clever marketing gimmick. It’s the real thing! To this day, Fortis remains the only timepiece officially endorsed by the Russian Space Program.

If you’re looking for a 24-hour timekeeper that has actually proven itself in space, look no further than the Fortis Men’s Official Cosmonauts GMT. To put one of these professional timing tools on your own wrist, contact an authorized Fortis dealer immediately. Supplies are limited.

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Gevril GroupGevril Group is the sole US, Canada and Caribbean agent for Fortis Watches and the authorized Fortis watch repair service center. Contact us by email or by calling 845-425-9882.

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