The Fortis Brand

Fortis was established in 1912 by Walter Vogt and they still operate from the very same building in Grenchen, Switzerland. A small, independent producer and the Hidden Champion of the Swiss Watch Industry! All mechanical, automatic, hand assembled timepieces that are made from world class high quality materials and only the best Swiss movements are used. Hardwearing watches that if cared for and serviced when needed can be worn and admired for generations. Fortis was the World's first producer of the self winding mechanical wristwatch and a pioneer in the waterproofing of watches in the 1940's. Fortis has also been supplying the Russian Space Federation with timepieces for their space missions since 1994. No other watch brand has spent more time in space and zero gravity conditions with more than 100'000 earth orbits on the International Space Station!

  • Blog article from Move and Bezel – March 30, 2016
  • Fratellowatches for Fortis @baselworld – March 20, 2016
  • Marinemaster Blue – September 28, 2015
  • First reviews of Basel World – March 21, 2016

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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Perfect legibility, saphire glass with antireflective coating on both sides and best pressure resistancy are the core elemts of these models.

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Inspired by the elegant designs of the 1930s and 1940s the Terrestis Collection is an hommage to the early years of Fortis` pioneering spirit.

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The symbiosis of uncompromising functionality and award winning design can be found in the depths of the world`s seas.

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