The Novonaut is a timepiece that continues to carry the torch of Fortis’s legacy.
Before we unbox the Fortis Novonaut, let’s take a moment to appreciate the brand’s illustrious history. In the ever-evolving world of horology, one name has consistently stood the test of time – Fortis. With roots dating back to 1912, founded by Walter Vogt in Grenchen Switzerland, Fortis swiftly garnered acclaim for crafting high-quality timepieces. Their association with astronauts and space agencies globally is a testament to their reputation for precision and reliability. The design of the Novonaut is a nod to the origins of Fortis, featuring a matte ceramic bezel and a matte dial. The ultimate Successor of the famous Official Cosmonauts.
The Novonaut is available in 2 versions.
Cobalt Blue Edition
Its blue dial with sunburst finish and the smoked sapphire glass case back provide a timeless aesthetic for the discerning explorer.
A tribute to our beginnings, it can be considered the ultimate successor to the famous Official Cosmonauts.
A space tested manufacture movement
In a systematically researched and precisely planned testing phase, the new manufacture calibre WERK17 was tested and approved under the harsh conditions of the stratosphere. Including microgravity, extreme temperatures, radiation, micro-density and even gusty winds of up to 250 kilometers per hour. The tests were performed in partnership with The Swedish Space Corporation.
This manufacture calibre featued in the Novonaut is a self-winding chronograph, which features a column wheel for enhanced reliability.
The custom designed traversing bridge offers ultimate, space-proof robustness. It has been regulated to the “Fortis performance” requirements and testing beyond chronometer-standard. Furthermore, WERK 17 boasts a power reserve of 60 hours. The WERK17 movement is developed together with Manufacture La Joux-Perret, one of Switzerlands most renowned movement manufacturerers.
42mm recycled stainless steel (44mm with bezel)
200 meters water resistance (that’s 660 feet)
Bi-directional bezel with matte ceramic with SuperLuminova® insert
60 hours power reserve
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Sporting a sturdy 42mm (or 44mm including the bezel) case, the watch is made of recycled stainless steel. It’s got all the attributes of a dependable tool watch: a clear sapphire crystal shield with an anti-glare coat, a screw-down crown and a reliable 200m water resistance. Plus, its Sirius Bezel is crafted from ceramic.
You’ve got strap choices too! You can either rock the stylish Block Bracelet, designed for a snug fit thanks to its fine-adjustment slide clasp, or opt for the ultra-comfy Hybrid strap. Both offer a unique look and feel to match your style.
I am very happy to announce that the Novonaut N-42 is now in stock here at Sekvens.
All the best,