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