Working in collaboration with the Manufacture La Joux-Perret, Fortis launches its new caliber 17 on its maiden flight. The first journey will take place in an aptly named timepiece itself inspired by the skies, in the Stratoliner S-41.
Exposed to the extreme conditions in the stratosphere, the automatic chronograph movement amasses a power reserve of 60 hours and is equipped with a column-wheel. In addition to the stop watch functionality, the watch offers a date and weekday indication located at 3 o’clock on the white or gray dial.
Luminous markers in light blue also indicate time intervals important for space travel. These flights can be divided into three phases: an ascent phase of up to 90 minutes, a takeoff phase lasting up to 90 seconds, and the period of zero gravity, which lasts up to a maximum of 15 minutes.
The Stratoliner S-41 embarks on its journey to outer atmosphere in a stainless steel case which has a diameter of 41 mm and a water-resistance of 200 meters. It retails for $5,150.
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