Movement : Automatic ETA Cal. 2836-2
Age : 2011/2020
Specific Age : September 2016
Case Size : 44mm
Case Thickness : 12.5mm
Lug to Lug : 53mm
Lugs : 20mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Month Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 6.5inch
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Fortis box and Fortis paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original 20mm Fortis signed stainless steel bracelet with a folding clasp, all spare links included and a fitted Fortis black leather strap. The watch is from September 2016 and is sold in worn condition, but overall fair condition as you can see. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.
Here we have a 2016 Fortis Cosmonautis Automatic 647.10.11 M with a 44mm brushed stainless steel case, the case perfectly curves over your wrist with its screwed-in lugs and a lug-to-lug length of 53mm and a thickness of 12.5mm ensuring a comfortable fit on the wrist. On the right side, a screw-down signed crown. The unidirectional stainless steel bezel has a 60-minute insert, a flat sapphire crystal AR coated on both sides for perfect viewing angles. The black dial is deeply recessed with an outer 24-hour chapter ring, a 60-minute track and Arabic numeral indices precisely painted in white SuperLumiNova marking the hours, at 3 o’clock a day/date window, slender sword hands with an orange sweeping second hand, at 12 o’clock we have the Fortis motif with “Automatic printed at 6 o’clock complete this Cosmonaut timepiece. On the reverse, embossed “Official Cosmonauts'' highlight their space credentials. Inside an automatic ETA 2836-2, 25 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour, this quality movement has hand winding and hacking seconds for your convenience. The watch comes fitted on a 20mm Fortis signed stainless steel bracelet with a folding clasp and screwed-in spring bars, all spare links included, and a fitted Fortis black leather strap and the watch comes with its original Fortis presentation box and papers.
This watch really surprised me, I absolutely adored the design when I saw it in images but then when I read the dimensions I thought there was no way I'd actually like it on my wrist, how very wrong I was! On the wrist, it wears very well and is actually very comfortable! Sure it's a huge watch, it's heavy and bulky and unforgiving, but that is part of the charm and you're totally aware of that before you put it on!
FORTIS was founded in 1912 by Walter Vogt; its headquarters and factory are based in Grenchen, Switzerland. In 1926 Walter joined forces with the inventor of the automatic movement John Harwood to mass-produce the world's first automatic watch. In 1962 Rolf Vogt, son of the founder, handed over to NASA the Spacematic AR (All Risks) designed by FORTIS. 2003 saw the introduction of the official Cosmonaut Chronograph, which is still worn today as official equipment by Russian Cosmonauts, very much like the Omega Speedmaster Professional is still the official NASA watch.