Founded in 1912, Fortis has been producing a variety of timepieces from some of the first mass-produced automatic wristwatches to fliegers and most notably “space” watches. As the official supplier for the Russian Federal Space Agency since 1994 with its Cosmonauts series, Fortis has a long history of air and space travel.
The Aeromaster series is Fortis’s answer to the pilot tool watch. From their day-date to the chronograph variant, every model features a robust 42mm diameter case with a sapphire top crystal, screw-in strap, and bracelet bars as well as a 200m water resistance rating. This limited edition is no different and comes in a Royal Blue finish with the Swiss Air Force PC-7 Team insignia at the nine o’clock position: a rather fitting touch, showcasing the nine PC-7’s first flown in 1987*.
Beyond the more obvious details that acknowledge this as a commemorative model - to include the side plate denoting which of 300 you received - the PC-7 Team Aeromaster Day-Date distinguishes itself by use of a custom UW-31C movement that is chronometer-certified. Based on the ETA 2836, this self-winding movement has a 25-jewel count, frequency of 28,800 bph, and boasts a 42-hour power reserve. Much like the brand, this movement is sure to be a reliable companion whether traveling by land, air, or space.
- Case: Brush Stainless Steel
- Dial: Royal Blue
- Movement: UW-31C / ETA 2836 Base
- Lens: Sapphire Crystal
- Strap: Stainless Steel Bracelet
- Water Res.: 200M
- Diameter: 42mm
- Length: 51.5mm
- Thickness: 12.5mm
- Lug Width: 20mm
- Ref Number: F4020010
- Warranty: Two Years
- Limited to 300 Pieces
Founded by Walter Vogt in 1912, Fortis has been a trailblazer in the watch industry ever since. From the first ever mass-produced automatic wristwatch - the Harwood - presented in 1926 to some of the world’s first “waterproof” watches with the Fortissimo of 1940, this brand has helped to shape the landscape of the modern watch industry. Though not amongst the list of firsts for Fortis, it’s also one of only a handful of brands that can truly be said to be “space worthy” as the official watch of Russian Cosmonauts. Much like it’s founder, the brand’s current design ethos is as innovative and bold as ever. For sea, land, air and space Fortis has you covered.