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Fortis watches belong to the range of Swiss brands with high technical know how. Beneath the production of most precise mechanical chronographs Fortis showed its excellence in presenting the first Swiss waterproofed wristwatches "Fortissimo" in 1943. Fortis stepped into space in 1992 and the Fortis Official Cosmonauts Chronograph watch was chosen to be the official watch of the Russian-German space mission MIR 97 in 1997. Deeply involved in the world of aviation and space, Fortis launched the FORTIS 2000 collection called SPACEMATIC in year 2000.

When Walter Vogt founded Fortis in 1912, his most brilliant move would come 12 years later when he set up production with John Harwood, the inventor of the automatic wristwatch. Two years later in 1926, Fortis released the first self-winding wristwatch, the patented Harwood Automatic. From its beginnings in invention, the rest of the companyís history is steeped in more invention. In 1937 Fortis commemorated their 25th anniversary by manufacturing their first chronographs and in 1954 they took over the world-wide distribution of alarm watches.

The company has won awards for water resistance features and for their fashion-savvy inter-changeable bracelets. In 1992 they released a world novelty: the first watch with indication of the 52 calendar weeks. Their watches have joined space flights and air flights alike and the Fortis Official Cosmonauts Chronograph was chosen as the official watch of the Russian-German space mission MIR 97. More recently they premiered the world's first automatic chronograph with mechanical alarm, FORTIS caliber F2001.

Fortis has a history of being ahead of the times and thatís why their watches will keep you ahead on all of your travels whether they be on the road, in the sky, or galactic.
 

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