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Fortis Watch Fan Wins Parabolic Flight Experience


Fortis has awarded the winner of its 'Space Art' contest an exclusive seat in a parabolic flight.

In September 2013, prizewinner Hannes Bodensorf of Germany will experience weightlessness in a parabolic flight aircraft, while scientists from the German Aerospace Center help him to perform 'zero-G' experiments.

The Fortis Space Art contest was launched in September 2012 as part of brand's 100th anniversary celebrations. Fans were asked to express their "ideas and feelings related to space" through a piece of art work. Each entry was uploaded to a dedicated website, where visitors could vote for their favourites.

With 9,345 votes, Bodensorf was selected as the winner for his video titled 'Zero-G Seniors'.

Bodensorf was also presented with a Fortis B-42 Official Cosmonauts Chronograph, the official watch of the Russian Space Program. The B-42 Official Cosmonauts Chronograph has a 42 mm stainless steel case, with a unidirectional turning bezel. It features a day and date display, tachymeter scale, and a scratch resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. The watch is powered by the Swiss-made Valjoux 7750 automatic calibre, with a fine timing device and Incabloc shock absorber.
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