Fortis presented the new model in its renowned B-42 Flieger collection, which comes in two variations, both dedicated to professional pilots. Those easy-to-read watches feature a big day indication, at 9 and a big date window, at 3 o’clock. They are available in limited edition of 500 pieces.
Producing the official timepieces of the Russian space program and being the supplier of several military squadrons, Fortis permanently communicates with pilots, cosmonauts and astronauts, in order to develop highly resistant, functional and long-lasting watches.
As a member of the two times awarded collection, new B-42 Flieger, which has been presented at Baselworld 2011, continues the incapable brand’s tradition. It features a black PVD or a brushed steel case, with standard diameter of 42 mm. Inside the case beats the modified Automatic Swiss movement 2836-1, which features ‘the big day date’ complication, designed for much easier reading. This mechanism comprises 25 jewels, a fine timing device and the Incabloc shock absorber and oscillates at frequency of 28,800 semi-vibrations per hour.
Black matte dial features white Arabic numerals and a 13-24 hour-scale at outer rim. Hour and minute hands, as well as indexes are coated with Superluminova white and green afterglow in the darkness. Triangles at 3 and 9 illustrate the direction of rotating the crown for quick adjustment.
New Fortis B-42 Flieger Easy-to-Read Big Day Date watch is protected on both sides with an anti-reflective sapphire crystal. It has black leather strap, with contrast stitching fitted to the case and superb water-resistance up to 200 meters (20 bar).