Classic Cosmonauts Ceramic a.m. Reference: 401.26.12 Astronauts are star-travellers. But cosmonauts, on the other hand, are space-travellers. Starting from this statement, FORTIS conquered space with the first Cosmonauts Chronograph in 1994 – in fact, it achieved this not just in the protection of a space shuttle but in fact specifically proved itself during complicated space walk missions in zero gravity in the outer reaches of space. It is very lonely out in the vacuum of space, without protection against the dangers that are still largely unresearched. Price: R65'830
And FORTIS was there – on the one hand as the first chronograph in outer space, and on the other as a loyal companion in complete darkness. We want to honour this huge achievement of those cosmonauts who set out from Star City 22 years ago with an homage to the cosmonaut watch that they used back then. That is why FORTIS has brought the key elements of the erstwhile official Cosmonauts Chronograph into the 21st century. Important characteristics such as the steel housing and the fully screwed pushers have maintained their original functionality. Moreover, elements and materials have been added to do justice to the design demands of the modern age. That is why the Classic Cosmonauts Chronograph Ceramic is getting a brushed ceramic bezel with integrated tacheometry, as well as a glass caseback that guarantees you a look inside the fascinating finely balanced mechanics of the Swiss automatic movement ETA-7750, in both the a.m. and p.m. models.
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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