In 2012 Fortis released this lovely “Vintage” edition of the Marinemaster. It troubles me a bit when brands use the term “vintage” as applied to a new watch. Is it just me or does that cause unnecessary confusion? What for example do you call the actual original Fortis Marinemaster that this timepiece is based on, the “actual Marinemaster Vintage?”
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For 2013 Swiss Fortis releases two new limited edition Jumping Hour watches based on the system developed for the recent Fortis B-47 Mysterious Planets watch. These new watches are in the F-43 collection and are more plainly just called the Jumping Hour Limited Edition pieces.
Fortis nods to itself and the 1970s with this limited edition dive watch with a cool look and generic name that is reminiscent of the era of cool looks and generic names. The Marinemaster Vintage Limited Edition watch reminds us of what it was like when mechanical watches were still king and quartz was a […]
Swiss watch brand Fortis has expanded their private label business to North America in partnership with their regional distributor the Gevril Group. Private label watches are those that have your own marking, logo, or image on the dial next to the Fortis logo. This is in contrast to white labeled watches which only have your […]
Fortis F-43 Flieger Limited Edition Chronograph Alarm GMT Chronometer C.O.S.C. Dual Power Reserve Watch
The excessively long name of this reference number 703.20.92 LC05 Fortis watch pretty much says it akk. This is among the most complex and expensive Fortis watches I have ever seen. Limited to just 100 pieces the F-43 is a tour de force in its own right. Is it a good watch for you? Well […]
There is something comical about just how busy Fortis made this B-47 Calculator watch. Even the name is silly. When you hear the term “calculator watch” you immediately think of something digital quartz, and Japanese. I’ve had calculator watches when I was a kid. I loved those. I wouldn’t wear them today as I am […]
Holy crap, what is this thing? I realize this is one of Fortis’ edgy “Art Edition” watches, but wow. This is unexpected for even the art version of the serious tool watch brand’s products. Limited to just 100 pieces and in a 42mm wide titanium case, this watch isn’t just an (questionably bastardized) artist’s rendering […]
I want to know what is going on in 2012 that is so important to Fortis. Is it the estimated year for us to start a mission to Mars? Maybe that is it. I know Fortis has a few watches it would like to go there. A few of the new cool Fortis limited edition […]
Heard of the science fiction movie Cargo? No? Neither did I until recently. It will be released soon and is a Swiss film. I didn’t know they make sci-fi movies, but I will go with it. Check out the trailer here. We have seen this plot before. Can’t say how good the movie will be […]
Temption and Fortis are two admirable watch makers who share nary a sneer or historic competition. Interestingly, they now have what I consider to be closely matched competing watches with the new Temption Cameo and the Fortis Square. Through what I believe might be no fault of either company, a battle between these watches now […]
Fortis Works with Designer Rolf Sachs To Create My Worst Nightmare Watch: Fortis IQ Puts Math Problems On Your Wrist
For the right mathematically inclined person, this is a charming watch with enough luxury elements to keep it from being a merely cheap novelty. Maker Fortis is like Omega, but for Cosmonauts, not Astronauts. The watch of the Russian space program. As such, Fortis has typically maintained a line of serious tool watches with function […]
Once in a while these days a simple watch comes out that is attractive and competent without being overly classic. The Fortis Square has a name about as simple as the watch itself. The appeal is there, yet beguiling. Fortis is known for making well built professional watches worn by pilots, astronauts, and similar demanding […]
Today I’d like to introduce you to another maker of fine aviation watches that we think you’ll like: Fortis. Specializing in flight and space watches, Fortis is the official supplier to the Russian space program and the International Space Station.
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