Fortis

Company profile: Fortis was founded in Grenchen, Switzerland (Certina is another brand operating in the same location) by Walter Vogt in 1912 and has been operating without interruption ever since. The Harwood watch (named for John Harwood, a watchmaker with a workshop on the Isle of Man who patented a self-winding movement in 1924) was…

Fortis Flieger Professional Chronograph reference 705.21.11

Like the Fortis Flieger Professional reference 704.21.11, this piece is a new model in the extensive Fortis range of pilot’s watches, with a 43mm case and sapphire caseback. The dial is laid out with simplicity and logic, with chronograph seconds hand and the subdial hands for minutes and hours in orange. The case has a…

Fortis Flieger Professional reference 704.21.11

Fortis Flieger Professional reference 704.21.11

Fortis has a long history of professional flying watches. The Flieger Professional has a 41mm case with areas of polished and satin-finish steel, a crown with a new logo, anti-reflective watchglass and sapphire caseback. The dial has a degree of three-dimensionality, with a slightly depressed ring with the seconds scale. Numerals, hour markers and hands…