At the Swiss watch fairs, the attention-grabbing releases are often the most astronomically priced timepieces with the most complex movements. But what about those who are seeking a more "entry-level" timepiece without compromising on the mechanical movement? We've compiled a list of affordable watches with automatic movements that might have flown under your radar. While less complicated and less expensive, at under $2,000 each, these watches won't break the bank. … [Read more...]
Fortis is a Swiss watch brand. Fortis was founded in 1912 and since then has been operating without interruption. In 1926 Fortis produced the world's first automatic wristwatches. In 1994, after endurance tests in space physics, the Star City Training Center chose the Fortis Official Cosmonauts Chronograph as part of their Official Cosmonauts' equipment. Since then many Fortis watches have been used by astronauts in space. The Fortis Official Cosmonauts Chronograph Automatic Alarm was the world's first chronograph automatic with mechanical alarm. We cover Fortis prices, have the Fortis price list on our database, show you Fortis watches for sale and help you to identify false Fortis replica. We also have dozens of new and vintage Fortis watches in our luxury watch database, with Fortis photos, Fortis price list infos, Fortis sale data and Fortis watch band info. Our Christophe Clare reviews section help you identify the best watch.
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It seems like the dive watch category has inspired more "micro-brands" and "boutique brands" over the last few years to start a watch business than has any other watch category in the industry. Of course, while some of these recent start-ups have attempted to produce their very own ideal of “the perfect diver,” many others rely on already finished, so-called "private label" watches, which are, more or less, watches manufactured by an outside supplier and simply equipped with the brand’s … [Read more...]
Are you a fan of four-sided watches and looking for a "Square Deal?" In this watch review feature from our October 2008 issue, we take a look at five watches from Eterna, Fortis, Frédérique Constant, Nomos and Oris, all with square or rectangular cases and all priced under $3,000*. … [Read more...]
The January-February issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and on Nook, Kindle, and the WatchTime app for iOS and Android), featuring in-depth watch tests of the IWC Ingenieur Automatic AMG Black Series Ceramic, Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe, and Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon NEDU, a reference guide to the watch industry's quality marks, a gallery of blue-dial beauties, and more. Click here for highlights from the issue... … [Read more...]
A while back, I wrote an article on my top 5 iconic chronograph watches. Some of you readers wondered why Zenith wasn’t in there. Quite simply, it didn't make my personal Top 5. However, I do love the Zenith El Primero movement, and think that its reputation as a great chronograph caliber is well-earned. So, to make it up for some of you fellow watch nerds out there, this week’s Fratello Friday (and next week's) focuses specifically on chronograph movements rather than watches. Here is part … [Read more...]
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Fortis, and they've been celebrating the occasion with several limited edition watches. Earlier this year they released a limited re-edition of the Marinemaster Vintage. … [Read more...]
It's time for another round of Facetime photos. Summer's officially here, so be sure to send us photos from your vacations. Send us a hi-res pic at firstname.lastname@example.org and your photo can appear here, on our social media sites, and in our magazine. Our first photo this week includes an impressive collection of watches. If anyone can top this collection, share it with us (and make sure you're in the picture, too). … [Read more...]
Dubey & Schaldenbrand, the boutique Swiss watch brand founded by Georges Dubey and Rene Schaldenbrand in 1946 and known for its art deco design, has announced its return to North America in 2012. Owner Jonatan Gil, who bought the company in 2009, has established Dubey & Schaldenbrand Americas, which will distribute the brand in the U.S. and Canada. … [Read more...]
This year Fortis marks its 100th anniversary and to celebrate, the brand is issuing a limited re-edition of the Marinemaster. First distributed at the beginning of the 1940s, that model became one of the brand's most popular watches. Over the years, the look of the watch was updated, and the 100th anniversary re-edition is inspired by the model produced during the 1970s. … [Read more...]
Can you identify manufacturers without seeing their names on the dials? We’ve lined up a dozen images, sans brand identification, to test your visual skills. Some watches are current, while others were produced in years gone by. As always, the answers appear at the end. Good luck! … [Read more...]
Fortis introduces their newest model, the B42 Black & Black Automatic Day/Date. This watch is limited to 2012 pieces, numbered on the back. The 42mm PVD-coated titanium case houses an automatic ETA 2836-2 movement. The bezel is unidirectional with a 60-minute scale (120 notches) and a Superluminova capsule at 12. Available on a leather or a rubber strap. The MSRP is €1790. … [Read more...]