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For­tis up­dates its space­far­ing watch with a new ref­er­ence evok­ing the black­ness of outer space it­self

For­tis has been the Rus­sian space pro­gramme’s watch part­ner for more than 20 years, and seen its watches in­volved in over 50 mis­sions. This year, the brand has taken the Of­fi­cial Cos­mo­nauts watch and given it a jolt by us­ing ceramic for its bezel. The re­sult is the Clas­sic Cos­mo­nauts Chronograph Ceramic, with the “p.m.” ver­sion shown here. This isn’t just a classier and more un­der­stated ref­er­ence, it also echoes the dark­ness as­so­ci­ated with deep space.

The Clas­sic Cos­mo­nauts Chronograph Ceramic p.m. speaks a de­sign lan­guage that is fa­mil­iar to fans of the brand, in­clud­ing a no-frills stain­less steel case and a highly leg­i­ble dial with raised hour in­dexes coated with Su­per-lu­mi­nova. The Valjoux 7750 chronograph cal­i­bre, which has proven its re­li­a­bil­ity in zero grav­ity, is used here to mea­sure elapsed times of up to 12 hours. The push­ers here have been im­proved over pre­vi­ous ver­sions of the watch – they are now of the screw-down va­ri­ety. MOVE­MENT Self-wind­ing chronograph ETA Valjoux 7750 with 44-hour power re­serve

CASE 42mm in stain­less steel, wa­ter re­sis­tant to 100m STRAP Black leather with pin buckle PRICE $4,990

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