Fortis

Fortis Official Cosmonauts Amadee-18

€3.300,00
Tax included. VAT and shipping adjusted at checkout.

FORTIS x Austrian Space Forum

We love watches that have a good story. And that’s the case with the Fortis Official Cosmonaut Chronograph we have here. In 1994, Fortis became the official cosmonaut’s watch. First only for the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, and since 2001 also with the Russian space agency Roscosmos.

You can find some interesting videos on YouTube, like this one here, where you can see the Fortis chronograph on board the International Space Station. Fortis’ chronograph was also used during the spacewalk of the MIR-18 crew (Vladimir Dezhurov and Gennadi Strekalov) on May 12, 1995.

Preparing For Life On Mars

In cooperation with the Austrian Space Forum, since 2017 Fortis had been working on the development of the first Mars-Watch. The “Amadee-18” was the starting signal for the joint project. In the desert of Oman, a simulated Mars mission took place in 2018 where several experiments were carried out over several weeks which should make a life on Mars possible. Each line in the logo patch represents an experiment and the different reds and oranges for the sunrises and sunsets on Mars and Earth. We reviewed the Official Cosmonauts Chronograph Amadee-18 version here.

Besides a good space story, the Fortis Official Cosmonauts Chronograph in steel is also an impressive watch on the wrist. Although the official size is 44mm (as can be seen in the specification overview), it actually wears a bit small. The case size is 42mm, but the diameter of the bezel is 44mm. So even if your wrists aren’t that large, the Official Cosmonaut Chronograph will be a comfortable watch to wear.

Buy With Confidence

Fratello is an authorised seller of the Fortis Official Cosmonauts Chronograph Amadee-18 version. We are also happy to be able to offer a very nice grey color Fortis NATO strap for your watch, with an €80 value. Your watch will be shipped insured and free of charge (worldwide).

Specifications

Model: Fortis  Official Cosmonauts Amadee-18
Reference: 638.18.91
Dial: Black dial with Amadee-18 logo
Case Material: Stainless steel PVD
Case Dimensions: 42mm (44mm incl. bezel) x 53mm x 15.5mm
Lug width: 20mm
Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Case Back: Closed stainless steel with ROSCOSMOS embossing
Movement: Fortis caliber UW50
Power reserve: 48 hours
Water Resistance: 20 atm (200 meters)
Strap: Black Cordura strap with Black PVD-coated stainless steel pin buckle, and grey-colored Fortis NATO strap
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds sub-dial , central chronograph seconds hand, minute counter sub-dial, hour counter sub-dial tachymeter scale, day, date

How quickly are orders processed?

We aim to process and ship all orders within 3-5 business days after your payment clears. Once your order ships, you will receive an automated tracking email from shop@fratello.com.

If it's been more than three business days and you haven't received your tracking information, feel free to email us at shop@fratello.com to make sure your order is on its way. Please also check your spam folder in case it has accidentally landed there.

Please note: For pre-order purchases, shipping times will vary and are specified on the pre-order page.

Where can I find my invoice?

You will automatically receive a copy of your invoice via email after completing your order. If it's been more than 24 hours and you still haven't received your invoice, feel free to email us at shop@fratello.com to make sure your order was successful. Please also check your spam folder in case it has accidentally landed there.

Do you ship internationally?

We offer fully-insured worldwide delivery on all purchases.

Please note that for shop purchases, Fratello is required to declare the retail value of the timepiece or item(s) in the shipment. International shipments may be subject to import fees upon arrival in the destination country; any importation fees or taxes are the sole responsibility of the customer.

Will I have to pay importation fees?

International shipments may be subject to import fees upon arrival in the destination country. Any customs importation fees or taxes are the sole responsibility of the customer and are outside of our control. If you are unsure, please contact your local customs office for more information.

Please note that for all shop purchases, Fratello is required to declare the full retail value of the timepiece or item(s) in the shipment. We are unable to under-declare shipment values.

How is my order shipped?

Your order will be shipped via UPS Express Saver and is fully insured. UPS will try to deliver the shipment on three occasions. After that, the shipment may be returned to us.

Exact shipping times depend on the destination and customs. You can track you parcel using the tracking link provided to you.

Shipping time may differ during COVID-19
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, UPS shipping may take slightly longer than usual. Please be aware that this is outside of our control — thank you for you understanding at this time.

Can I change or cancel my order?

Orders placed Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. CET to 5:00 P.M. CET may be edited or canceled within 1 hour of order placement (where possible) by emailing shop@fratello.com. Please note that changes or cancellations are not guaranteed.

Those orders that are shipped before a cancellation has been confirmed, must be returned by the guidelines featured in our return policy.

Returns

You can view our return policy here.

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