The adventures of the 21st century are based on the progress that has been made in technology and the ideas, that will extend the frontiers of humanity from land to air to the last final step, outer space.
The established Swiss brand FORTIS, well versed in the history of aeronautics and space travel, uses its knowledge for developing precise chronographs for pilots, cosmonauts and astronauts. As the supplier of numerous professional flight squadrons and as the manufacturer of the official watches of the Russian space program, FORTIS keeps constantly in touch with pilots and space travelers. This strong contact allows FORTIS to constantly test the watches in the most extreme conditions, and has enriched the creative work of the company as well as gaining experience and knowledge that can be incorporated into new timepieces.
The functionally designed, PVD black coated steel watch case topped by a double coated sapphire crystal, has a diameter of 42-millimeters whereas the mat black dial and the contrasting white dial design finely characterize the B-42 FLIEGER BLACK collection. The white luminous hands and hour markers ensure clarity and good legibility, even under diffused light. The glass case back allows inside view into the mechanics of the automatic movements and the C.O.S.C. tested FORTIS chronograph alarm calibre F2001-5 reveals the fascination of a unique micro mechanical masterpiece, one of a kind.
The side view of the B-42 collection shows its characteristic elements: screwed attachment lugs, protected push buttons, and a proportionally sized and easily accessible crown embossed with the FORTIS crown logo. All models are available with a sporty strap made of high-quality rubber with folding clasp, with a padded black leather strap with contrast stitching or with an elegant Louisiana crocodile leather strap, whereas both of them can be featured with an alternate butterfly folding clasp instead of the standard buckle.
Explanation: PHYSICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION (PVD)
Physical vapour deposition is a vacuum deposition and is a general term used to describe a method by the condensation of a vaporized material onto various surfaces.
Reference 657.18.11 LC 01
Case No. 657.18.170
Chronograph Automatic Alarm FORTIS caliber F 2001-5, 13 ¼”’
35 jewels, 28.800 semi-vibrations per hour
Incabloc shock absorber, 2 barrels
chronograph alarm, hour, minute, permanent small second
steel PVD black, two parts, brushed, 42 mm case diameter
pusher protection, sapphire crystal anti-reflective on both sides
crown with FORTIS logo, screw-down glass case back
water-resistant 200 m / 20 bar, individually numbered
black matt, flange with alarm-scale triangles at pos. 3 h illustrating the direction of rotating the crown for quick adjustment arabic numerals and hour/minute hands with Superluminova white with a green glow in the darkness 30-minute counter at pos.
12 h, 12-hour counter at pos.
6 h chronograph function hands in white
croco strap black with folding clasp steel PVD
limitation plate screwed to the side of the case
movement with special engraving on movement parts and rotor
limited edition 500 pieces, glass case back
leather box, pouch with FORTIS logo
instruction manual with certificate of limitation
international warranty card
C.O.S.C. testing certificate
657.18.11 L 01 leather strap black
657.18.11 K rubber strap black with folding clasp titanium PVD black
Option leather strap with folding clasp titanium PVD black