In 2015, Fortis had a strong showing at Baselworld after skipping the show entirely the prior year. The standout was Fortis’ newly minted Terrestis collection, a line of classic timepieces styled after watches from Fortis’ archives dating back to the 30s and 40s. At the same time, Fortis also began to concentrate on their core competencies, with a special focus on tightening the back catalogue and really trimming down their SKUs to correctly tell the brand’s story. In 2016, we got to see the natural progression of that process, and the result was an impressive and cohesive catalogue from a brand that only a few years ago was struggling to find its footing.
Classic Cosmonauts Chronograph
Fortis has long had strong historical ties to space exploration. Specifically, the Official Cosmonauts collection has been part of the ROSCOSMOS (Russian Federal Space Agency) cosmonauts’ equipment since 1994, with the watches collectively seeing over 100,000 orbits around earth. For 2016, Fortis paid homage to that very watch with a new entry dubbed the Classic Cosmonauts Chronograph.