Fortis is no amateur when it comes to designing a watch meant for flight. They have a rich history of providing purpose-built watches that can withstand the rigors of heavy use, whether you’re on or off the planet. Fortis’ Cosmonaut range is known for being the official timepiece supplier for the ROSKOSMOS (the Russian Space Agency), giving them some serious credibility in the realm of flight-ready watches. Today, Fortis is proud to announce the newest model in their line of pilot’s watches — the Flieger F-43 Bicompax. It is a two register chronograph that’s a thoroughly modern and bold take on the classic flieger aesthetic.
Measuring in at 43mm wide, the two-register chronograph is housed in an angular stainless steel case with a dramatically sloped 12-hour bezel (2 clicks per hour) up top. On the side of the watch, there’s a large signed crown, flanked on either side by a chronograph pusher. Zooming in a bit, you’ll notice these stout pushers are textured on the face to ensure a non-slip grip. The case has a brushed finish throughout and maintains an angular and modern design. Things really start getting interesting when you take a closer look at the dial and bezel.