Fortis, more than 100 years after the Grenchenbased headquarters released the first watches, Walter Vogt’s vision lives on in every FORTIS. To this day, every FORTIS is still hand-finished. The tests for accuracy and waterproof performance are the only processes which are automated. Because nothing can replace the skill of the experienced hands of a watchmaker.
A clear sign for FORTIS’ qualitative and unique positioning is the fact that the models in the Cosmonautis Collection have been part of the standard equipment for the Russian aerospace travel since 1994 and must therefore be able to withstand exorbitant pressure. The step into outer space reflects the pioneering spirit which has always – since FORTIS’ invention of mass-produced automatic wristwatches (Harwood, 1926) – characterised the DNA of the company in Grenchen.