Exciting Fortis Announcement
We're very excited. As watch fans you should be too. At Page and Cooper we pride ourselves on going further than your ordinary watch retailer, travelling literally thousands of miles on our quests to find the latest news, developments and the most interesting watchmakers before anyone else is aware of them.
And in this quest, there is one illustrious watchmaker who has seemed a little quiet of late.
With over one hundred years of history and many horological achievements under their belt, a company as illustrious as Fortis could surely not be dormant, so with this thought in mind, we travelled to Grenchen in Switzerland to see for ourselves what was happening.
Still located in its original 19th century building, upon entering we sensed a tangible buzz of excitement. Headed by a dynamic, young and energetic team, the company which introduced Englishman John Harwood's first automatic watch, early aviation watches and the legendary 'Fortis Cosmonauts', they are poised for a notable re-launch.
You may like to pause here to enjoy our video review of the Fortis Flieger Classic. This watch has been in constant demand and in continuous production, since 1987 and is the winner of numerous awards.
Fortis have emerged from a period of consolidation; re-invigorated and innovative. With Switzerland's legendary Baselworld International Watch Show just weeks away we introduce, by way of a sneak peek, some of the exciting things to come.
The new Fortis range is split into four; Cosmonautis, Aviatis, Aquatis and Terrestis. The ranges pay homage to the early years of Fortis when they led the world in inspired innovation and design. It was a period during which speed and travel developed at an unprecedented rate and watches had to operate to ever more exacting standards. Fortis pioneered new levels of engineering in aviation and marine watches, creating at the same time classic and elegant designs.
We think that Fortis, in the all new Tycoon timepiece which is part of the Terrestis collection, have come up with a design that is 'just right'. The domed sapphire crystal and dial blend seamlessly with the metal feuille-hands in both rose-gold and metallic-blue. All are contained within a comfortable 41mm case, suitable for all occasions both formal and relaxed.
A particular highlight lies in the choice of movement. The Swiss made DD200 is an extremely high quality chronograph, painstakingly assembled by some of Switzerland’s finest horologists and it is the new display back with its 8-screw bolted system that encloses this prestigious automatic movement.
The Tycoon is presented in two versions. Chronograph or three-hand model, each version is available with the option of either silver opaline dial or anthracite dial.
We should have stock of these fabulous new pieces in April. If you want to find out more details about this exciting announcement then please don’t hesitate to contact us.