Sporty and elegant – the B-42 Stratoliner Automatic Chronograph
Fortis Men’s B-42 Stratoliner Automatic Chronograph Watch is a part of famous brand’s Aviation collection. Classic chronograph with tachymetre function, both sporty and elegant, offers high functionality and clear design details.
Nice craftsmanship took a important place in the history of Fortis, as a member of one of the most famous collections, next to the two time awarded Flieger Automatic Chronograph.
Its 42 mm case is made of proven stainless steel as well as black tachymeter-marked bezel, with 60 minute scale.
The silver-toned case and the screw down stainless steel caseback are coated with anti-reflective sapphire crystal.
Watch is powered by Automatic Valijoux 7750 Movement that contains 25 Jewels and oscillates at frequency of 28,800 Semi-Vibrations per hour.
Three highly readable subdials
The bicolor interface of the Stratoliner Automatic Chronograph contains three highly readable subdials: 30 minute counter located at the 12 o’clock position and 12 hour counter at the 6 o’clock position, both on chrome colored disks.
Seconds counter is at the 9 o’clock position, together with day indicator, while day window is placed at the 3 o’clock position.
The triangle at 3 o’clock position, illustrates the direction of rotating the crown on the watch, for quick date adjustment.
This shock-absorbing watches are made for pilots, but also can be used safely under the water, to a depth of 200 meter.
The B-42 Stratoliner Automatic Chronograph watch comes with the black rubber or leather strap. The stainless-steel bracelet with folding clasp is also available.
Fifth decade with Stratoliner
On the occasion of the company’s 50th anniversary, in 1962, Fortis presented a two stunning models. One of them was the “Stratoliner”.
The years of payable partnership between the Fortis and the aviation industry have come some 20 years later and have been continuing to this days.
All those years, the Stratoliner have never been out of the focus of the world wide watch enthusiasts.
Keeping the Fortis classic fashionable design, the Men’s B-42 Stratoliner Automatic Chronograph has been excellent example for the next movements in the famous Swiss watchmaking industry.