Fortis Introduces New Spacematic Classic Watch Collection


by John Sealander  

In 1962 the Fortis Spacematic was selected for use by several of the original Mercury astronauts. Fifty years later, it has been selected by Fortis to undertake a brand new mission.

Fortis WatchesThe Fortis Spacematic has a long and illustrious history. Initially introduced in 1962 to commemorate the company’s 50th Anniversary, the groundbreaking watch quickly became a favorite with several of the original Mercury astronauts. The success of the initial Spacematic and Stratoliner models in 1962 led Fortis to develop new ties with space exploration that continue to this day.

Fortis Spacematic Classic Watch CollectionNow, 50 years after its initial debut, the historic Fortis Spacematic has been re-born on the occasion of the company’s 100th Anniversary. The new Spacematic Classic Collection, being displayed at Couture 2013 Las Vegas, features a unique, easy-to-read dial design inspired by an antique Fortis model. The classic three-hand configuration is available with a choice of black or white dials with a bilingual English/German day window at 9 o’clock and a date window at 3 o’clock.

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The stylish unisex two-part 40 mm brushed matte stainless steel case is equipped with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal, a signature crown with the Fortis logo, a durable screw-down case back, and is water resistant to an impressive 330 feet. The time is indicated by extremely legible Super-LumiNova white hands that glow blue in the darkness. All Spacematic Collection watches can be equipped with your choice of a silicone, textile, or genuine leather strap. Alternately, a solid stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp is also available.

Like the original Spacematic, this new iteration is powered by a precision, Swiss made mechanical movement. The 25-jewel ETA 2836-2 movement has been designed to provide a lifetime of reliable service and features both a fine timing device and an Incabloc shock absorber.

Fortis Spacematic Classic Watch CollectionAlthough the new Spacematic Classic is stylish enough to quickly become a trend setting fashion accessory, it is much more than a “pretty face.” Like all Fortis space watches, the Spacematic Classic is an extremely rugged precision instrument that has been designed to provide reliable service under the most adverse conditions imaginable. If you’d like to wear a timepiece from a company that has actually proven itself in space, contact an authorized Fortis dealer immediately and ask to see the new Spacematic Classic Collection.

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Fortis F-43 Jumping Hours Watch Collection


by John Sealander  

Watch Aficionados Will be Jumping For Joy
When They See This New Fortis Complication

Fortis WatchesFortis has a long-standing tradition of creating unique and original timepieces. The company has collaborated with leading artists and architects to create limited edition “art watches,” as well as developing its own imaginative ways to indicate the time. This year, a brand new innovation will join a growing list of unique Fortis complications when the company introduces the new F-43 Jumping Hours watch at the Fortis Dorint Hotel Basel exhibit, around the corner from Baselworld 2013*.

Fortis F-43 Jumping Hours Watch CollectionThe Fortis F-43 Jumping Hours watch is based on the proven Fortis F2024 automatic movement that powers several other illustrious Fortis watches. This precision mechanical movement also powers another Fortis watch with a jumping hour complication: the popular B-47 Mysterious Planets Timekeeper.

Fortis F-43 Jumping Hours Watch

The F-43 Jumping Hours watch comes in two versions: one with a black dial inscribed with hypnotic concentric white circles, and a skeletonized dial that reveals the jumping hour wheel and mechanism. Both versions of the Jumping Hours watch use the same movement and feature a jumping circular disc at 12 o’clock to indicate the hour. Minutes are indicated more traditionally, using a central minute hand. The beautiful minimal design is both innovative and easy to read.

The 43 mm stainless steel timepiece features a fluted screw-in crown, a scratch resistant sapphire crystal and an impressive water resistance of 656 feet. The black dial version is equipped with an integrated solid stainless steel bracelet, while the skeletonized version has been equipped with a beautiful black leather strap that has been specially fitted to the case.

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Fortis F-43 Jumping Hours Watch CollectionLike most Fortis “art watches,” this unique Jumping Hours watch is expected to be produced in very limited numbers. If you are a fan of Fortis quality and craftsmanship and would like something truly unique on your wrist, this is the watch for you. Since Fortis is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, Fortis watches are already in the spotlight. If you would like to secure a Fortis F-43 Jumping Hours watch for yourself or a friend, we encourage you to contact an authorized Fortis dealer immediately. As soon as the Baselworld Fair concludes, these spectacular timepieces will literally be jumping off the shelves.

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Viceroy Watches Fun Colors Square Collection


by Adrian Herscovici  

Viceroy WatchesThe Fun Colors collection by Viceroy is a spirited series of watches for anyone with a real lust for life. The Fun Colors Square models within the collection offer a change of pace from the everyday circular shapes that are so common in watch designs.

Like other watches in the series, Fun Colors Square watches come in a variety of big cases, 42 x 42 mm, in either bright white or rich black, both of which provide a perfect foundation for other colors to be overlaid. One great feature of square cases in general is that they are less common and offer fashion-minded people a way of creating different looks involving more geometric patterns, especially when paired with accessories such as belt buckles and jewelry.

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Along with color, texture is an important feature of the Fun Colors Square collection. The slate-colored black dial of the model pictured has a sunray pattern that permeates the dial with energy and movement, and changes slightly depending on the light. This model has light-blue features: everything from the dial, to the strap stitching and the crown accent share this color. Other watches in the collection have similar color arrangements, but the variety of the colors available means there is one for every person’s taste.

The large sword-shaped hour and minute hands are common to the collection, too; the hands are easy to read and remind us of traditional pilots watches. Watch lovers will note an interesting and rarely seen design feature of the Fun Colors Square models – the seconds track, marked by indices on the dial, is repeated on the stationary dive-style bezel along with numbers, thus incorporating the bezel into time-reading and allowing the dial itself to remain uncluttered.

Fun Colors Square models include those with a date function and some models are available with a chronograph. The watches are water resistant to 165 feet. Mineral glass is the front-crystal material of choice and all of the cases are made of stainless steel, each combined with a rubber strap for a fresh and sporty appeal.

The watches are designed to fit both men and women comfortably so go ahead – take a break from the ordinary and go square! Purchase your new Viceroy watch from an authorized Viceroy dealer.

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Introducing the Giulio Romano Ferrara Collection

Ferrara Italy


by John Sealander  

An Artfully Designed Timepiece Inspired
By a Renaissance Cultural Center

Giulio Romano WatchesFerrara, Italy is known throughout Europe for its beauty and cultural significance. At the height of the Italian Renaissance, the city was renowned for music and the visual arts. During this time, the city welcomed an astounding list of well-known painters, including the world renowned Titian. UNESCO has recently designated Ferrara as a World Heritage Site for it’s artistic heritage and well preserved architecture. Probably no better example of Renaissance city planning exists in all of Italy than this beautifully preserved city.

With its rich and diverse artistic heritage, it is no surprise that Ferrara served as the muse for Giulio Romano’s latest timepiece collection. The stunning looking Giulio Romano Ferrara is a masterpiece of modern Italian design. This dramatically oversized timepiece features a sculpted stainless steel rotating bezel with cut-out indices that reveal a contrasting resin layer underneath.

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This impressive 46 mm watch features a multi-layer dial with bold raised numbers on the chapter ring and a unique perforated minute scale on the rotating bezel. The beautiful design will appeal to both men and women and is appropriate for casual as well as dressy occasions. This modern masterpiece has a durable 316L stainless steel case and mineral glass crystal. Spectacular details like Giulio Romano’s signature studded crown with seven raised dots and a beautifully engraved Italian coat of arms on the screw-down case back make this strikingly original timepiece a fashion favorite.

The Ferrara is powered by a precision Miyota 2115 quartz movement and is fitted with a comfortable silicon band. The classic three-hand face features a date window at 3 o’clock, luminous hands and a large sweep second hand. The Ferrara Collection is available in a variety of color combinations, including IP plated black and rose gold models.

Like its beautiful Northern Italian namesake, a Ferrara watch is Italian artistry at its very best. This is a timepiece for the man or woman who knows what they like and enjoys expressing themselves. To put one of these artful Italians on your own wrist, contact an authorized Giulio Romano dealer immediately and reserve your Ferrara today.

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