2012/01/13 - Fortis MarineMaster Vintage Chronograph Limited Edition

On the seven seas - Mechanical FORTIS watches branded with the name “Marinemaster” were first distributed at the beginning of the 1940s. Thenceforth the Marinemaster was one of the most popular watches from FORTIS. Instead of updating the design of the watch, the Marinemaster always reflected the contemporary design and therefore the watch always looked different. As a tribute to this collection and especially on the occasion of the centennial of FORTIS, the Marinemaster from the 70s is re-editioned. The position of the subcounters with the permanent small second at position 3 o’clock and the chronograph function hands at position 6 and 9 o’clock as well as the typical blue or orange design provide the retro look. By the use of a special chronograph module, the MARINEMASTER VINTAGE combines classic and at the same time fresh design from the past with the experienced technical expertise from today. Remarkable design and a state-of-the-art in technology guarantee the unmistakable character of both edition models, coming in a limited edition of 500 pieces per execution celebrating the companys‘ 100th anniversary.

Technical specifications (Ref. 800.20.80 / 800.20.85)

Movement : Swiss Automatic Movement, FORTIS caliber F-2020 - 11 1/2 ''', 47 jewels, 28,800 semi-vibrations per hour - Fine timing device and Incabloc shock absorber
Function : Chronograph, hour, minute, permanent small second - Chronograph stop second, tachymeter scale  
Case : Steel, brushed and polished, three parts, 40 mm case diameter - Unidirectional diver bezel black (120 divisions) - Domed PMMA glass with special coating, crown with FORTIS logo - Glass case back, individually numbered (xxx / 500) - Water-resistant 50 m / 5 bar 
Dial/Hands : Matt black with sub counters orange / chrome (Ref. 800.20.80) & Dark grey with sub counters blue / chrome (Ref. 800.20.85)
Tachymeter scale, indices and hour / minute hands with luminous material white with green afterglow in the darkness - Permanent small second at pos. 3 h, 30-minute counter at pos. 9 h - 12-hour counter at pos. 6 h - Chronograph function hands matt black - Chronograph stop second orange (Ref. 800.20.80) & Chronograph stop second white (Ref. 800.20.85)
Attachment : Leather strap black with contrast stitching
Packaging : Leather box, instruction manual with certificate of limitation International warranty card
Special features : Limited edition 500 pieces (Ref. 800.20.80) & Limited edition 500 pieces (Ref. 800.20.85) - Tribute to the FORTIS Marinemaster chronograph from the 70s with special domed glass - Modified movement with chronograph module - Glass case back, sub counters at pos. 3 h, 6 h and 9 h