Authorised retailer for FORTIS Watches. A Swiss watch brand with a rich history that spans over a century. Founded in
1912 in Grenchen, Switzerland, by Walter Vogt, Fortis has established itself as
a respected name in the world of precision timekeeping. The brand's
philosophy centres around producing durable and reliable timepieces,
especially for aviation and space exploration.
An Extract of History
Fortis gained recognition in the early 1900s for its high-quality pocket watches
and chronographs, so much so that a new wing is added to the factory
building meet the steep increase in demand in 1917. Following this, in 1926,
Walter Vogt joins forces with John Harwood, the inventor of the first ever
automatic movement, to start the world’s first mass production. The first
automatic watch in the world.
The 1940s brought along the Fortissimo, the brands first (and one of the
worlds first) water-resistant watches. In the 1960s, Fortis expanded its
horizons and embarked on a new frontier: space. The brand became an
official supplier to the Russian space program and provided watches for
cosmonauts. The Fortis Spacematic was the first automatic watch worn in
space during the 1994 Russian Mir-18 mission, further solidifying Fortis's
reputation as a trusted companion in extreme conditions.
Modern Day Fortis Watches
Fortis watches are known for their exceptional durability, technical prowess,
and functionality. They often feature anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass,
high-level water resistance, and automatic movements. The brand's
commitment to innovation is evident in timepieces like the Marinemaster,
specifically designed for divers.
Fortis continues to evolve and adapt to modern times while staying true to its
heritage. The brand remains dedicated to creating reliable timepieces for
professionals and enthusiasts alike. Whether it's for aviators, divers, or
individuals seeking exceptional Swiss craftsmanship, Fortis watches embody a
fusion of precision, durability, and timeless design. With their unwavering
commitment to quality, Fortis stands as a symbol of Swiss watchmaking