When Fortis decides to update an icon, everything has to be perfect.
The Spacematic name has a long and illustrious history. Earlier editions of this iconic watch were favored by several of the original Mercury astronauts and the continuing success of this historic timepiece led Fortis to develop enduring ties with space exploration that continue to this day.
To celebrate the 2000 millennium, Fortis decided to create a new edition of the Spacematic for the 21st Century and the Spacematic Pilot Professional Collection was born. This inspired design is the synthesis of everything Fortis has learned from the worlds of aviation and space. The Spacematic’s clean, uncluttered dial and simple three hand configuration is exactly what a pilot needs in the cockpit.
Bright white numbers have been applied to a contrasting jet-black dial, making this precision timing tool instantly readable under any conditions. The 40 mm case is the perfect size for working professionals. It is large enough to be legible at a glance and small enough to never get in the way. Huge timepieces can make a dramatic fashion statement but they are seldom practical for working professionals.
Spacematic Pilot Professional
Spacematic Pilot Professional
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The Spacematic Pilot Professional takes space proven elements from the Fortis Flieger Collection and uses them to create the perfect aviator timepiece. This superlative watch is highly legible, extremely durable, and provides the accuracy and reliability that aviators depend on. A proven Swiss made 25-jewel ETA 2836-2 automatic movement powers the Spacematic Pilot Professional. The rugged 316L stainless case is water resistant to 335 feet and includes a professional screw down threaded stainless steel caseback. To improve water resistance there is also a screw down crown.
A scratch resistant sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating on both sides protects the oversize aviator style dial. The bright white Arabic numbers and square dot indices are coated with a Superluminova material that has a highly visible green afterglow. As an added bonus, a convenient day/date window at 3 o’clock provides a choice of indicating the day in either English or German.
Two versions of the Spacematic Pilot Professional Collection are available. The first has a brushed stainless case that looks great with an available solid Fortis stainless steel bracelet. The second version is finished with a black PVD coating that provides a stealthy look when fitted with the available black rubber strap. A luxurious top stitched premium leather strap is also available if you prefer. Like all Fortis timepieces, the Spacematic Pilot Professional comes with a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.
If you are a pilot, or would just like to wear the same watch that working pilot’s depend on, the Fortis Spacematic Pilot Professional is for you. To put one of these iconic timing tools on your wrist, contact an authorized Fortis dealer immediately. Only 2,012 pieces of this watch were ever produced and if you want one of your own, you’ll have to act fast.