Classic Cosmonauts Ceramic p.m. Reference: 401.26.11 We all imagine space as being black. And that is exactly how the depths of space are. With the sun hidden behind the earth, the cosmonaut can scarcely see his hand in front of his face. This pitch blackness is illustrated in the Classic Cosmonauts Chronograph Ceramic p.m. model by the black dial and the matte black ceramic bezel with integrated tacheometry. The material selected for the bezel is no accident, of course: it is a material that is intended to capture the incredible hardships and dangers that cosmonauts face during various space missions. Price: R61'215
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Even though few of us will ever experience flying above 35,000 feet, it is exactly this durability and reliability that is required here on earth too. With this model, FORTIS has succeeded in incorporating 22 years of space travel technology into a modern design. That is why the origins of the first Official Cosmonauts watch are easy to recognise in several details. Fully screwed pushers, steel housing and tacheometry were some of the most important properties of the first model, alongside the chronograph function itself. Appended to this has been a glass caseback, nickel hands, the improved dial with raised numbers and indices, as well as the sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating on both sides which guarantees perfect readability at any angle.
movement VAL 7750 W 48 h power reserve, 25 jewels
dial/hands raised numbers and indices, numbers, indices and hands nickel, coated with green Superluminova, green afterglow
case 42 mm Ø stainless steel, bicolor polished and brushed with glass caseback, ceramic bezel, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides, water-resistant 10 bar
function chronograph, hour, minute, permanent small second, 12 hour and 30 minute counter, day/date indication, tachymeter
packaging leather box, instruction manual including international warranty
options leather strap, metal bracelet, alligator strap, leather strap in alligator look, ostrich strap

Ever since their orbital baptism of fire aboard the space station MIR in 1994, FORTIS watches have been part of the standard equipment of all cosmonauts.

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