Fortis have always led the field in innovation and quality and in 1926 they presented the world’s first self winding wristwatch in series production. Since then Fortis have won many prestigious awards for their work in the field of Horology, of particular note was the advent in 1943 of the first waterproof wristwatch.


In 1994, after rigorous endurance tests the Uri Gagarin Russian state scientific-research test centre at Star City chose the Fortis Official Cosmonauts Chronograph to be part of the Cosmonauts official equipment.


As a longtime partner of space organizations, FORTIS invests in modern technologies and ensures in this way the future of the 100-year old brand in an ever-changing watch market.