Fortis

Fortis

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 Claret reviews section help you identify the best watch.

Watch Review: 5 Square and Rectangular Watches Under $3,000

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Are you a fan of four-sided watches and looking for a "Square Deal?" In this watch review feature from our archives, we take a look at five watches from Eterna, Fortis, Frédérique Constant, Nomos … [Read more...]

Automatic for the People: 7 Mechanical Watches Under $2,000

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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" … [Read more...]

Watch Nerd Alert! Top 10 Chronograph Movements

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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 … [Read more...]

Function Junction: Reviewing the Fortis F-43 Pilot

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  An alarm, a chrono, and a GMT, all in one watch. Martina Richter takes a close look at the Fortis F-43 Pilot’s Chronograph Alarm GMT Chronometer and its rare combination of functions. With … [Read more...]

Dive Watch Wednesday: Private-Label Dive Watches Aren’t as New as You Think

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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 … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s January-February Issue is On Sale Now!

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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 … [Read more...]

Fortis Celebrates 100th Anniversary with B-47 Mysterious Planets

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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 … [Read more...]

Dubey & Schaldenbrand Returns to America with New Collection

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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. … [Read more...]

Fortis Marinemaster Vintage Limited Edition

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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 … [Read more...]

Visual Quiz: Mystery Watches

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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 … [Read more...]

Fortis Limited Edition B42 Black & Black

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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 … [Read more...]