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Fortis B-42 Black Mars 500 Limited Edition NWW 1301
  • TypeModern
  • BandLeather Strap
  • Case MaterialTitanium
  • ConditionMint
  • MovementAutomatic

Fortis B-42 Black Mars 500 – Limited Edition

Mint and unused condition Fortis B-42 automatic wristwatch limited edition wristwatch, number 909 out of 2012 made. This one is one of the collection to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Fortis, which was established in 1912. The Fortis centenary comes in 2012 and as such there is a range of limited edition watches each limited to 2012 – the number of the year of the 100th anniversary. This one is the Mars 500. In twenty years time, in 2030, the first crew will leave for an experimental journey to Mars. The stage is now set for ambitious research projects of today. To commemorate this European-Russian mission aiming at the simulation of a real flight to the planet Mars, the limited edition of the Mars 500 was issued. Fortis are intrinsically involved here, and tit is not just any watch made to commemorate this fact. Fortis are actually to official suppliers to the Russian cosmonauts, and Fortis watches are used extensively by Russian cosmonauts in their training programmes and of course in their space missions. The B-42 range are all large and substantial watches, which are sturdy and durable.  It is a large watch and designed for maximum visibility and is in a divers style.  The Mars 500 is black PVD coated titanium giving a smart and slick looking black watch that is made of light weight metal so no too cumbersome on the wrist. The watch has got a sturdy ratcheted unidirectional rotating bezel. It has got a sapphire crystal with anti reflective coating on both sides and water resistant to 20 bar which is around 200 metres. Swiss made 25 jewel automatic ETA 2836-2 automatic movement. The dial is black with bright orange large and bold numbers and hands. They are luminous coated and the luminosity glows orange in the dark. Day and date function at the 3 position, the day and date wheels are black with white print, orange sweep central second hand with white luminous dot on it  Large crown for easy operation. Comes on high quality durable black leather strap which is moulded towards the lugs making it a snug fit, and the bars are screw in bars. Has a matching matte black PVD titanium pin buckle. It is orange stitched and makes a perfect colour accompaniment to the dial and case colour scheme. It is a decent size and practical watch.  Fortis reference number is 647.28.13 L13. Width is 44 mm excluding crown and 47 mm including crow, Lug to lug is 54 mm, Thickness is 13 mm.

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