This watch was just introduced at Baselworld 2017. I believe that this is a great deal from Fortis, it carries a pricetag below 1000 Swiss Francs and is geared to make a great mechanical watch accessible to a much wider audience.
The Fortis Spacematic is the best deal to get a Fortis watch if you are a beginner looking for a pleasant mechanical watch from a famous and old Swiss watchmanufacturer.
As the name Spacematic suggests, this watch is part of the Cosmonautis collection at Fortis. In 1962 the Spacematic automatic was constructed to hold up in extreme conditions and temperature changes.
SPACEMATIC is a symbol of the long watchmaking history of FORTIS. It is one of the signature products born in collaboration with the Russian Space Agency ROSCOSMOS.
There are two new Spacematics, one in stainless steel PVD coated and one in stainless steel.
Here you find additional Information:
- movement: Automatic, Swiss made, ETA 2836-2
- packaging: Box, manual, international warranty
- dial/hands: Black dial with white numerals and indices coated with Superluminova, green afterglow
- functions: Hour, minute and second, day-date display, bilingual english & german
- options: Leather Performance strap, leather strap, coutchouc, optional: double anti reflective coated saphire glass
- case: 40 mm Ø stainless steel PVD coated, Saphire glass, water resistant to 10 atm/bar
The PVD Spacematic carries the reference 623.18.18.
There are plenty of choices in terms of straps. I loved the natostrap on the steel Spacematic, right up my taste. The design is classy, timeless and the watch wears very comfy on the wrist. The pictures give an impression and comparison of the two watches.
The steel Spacematic is reference 623.10.18.
I think the perfect combination for me would be the beige natostrap on the stealth Spacematic.
Additional Information on the steel Spacematic:
- movement: automatic Swiss movement, ETA 2836-2
- packaging: box, instruction manual including international warranty
- dial/hands: numbers, indices and hands coated with white Superluminova, green afterglow
- function: hour, minute and second hand, day/date indication, bilingual German and English
- options: leather performance strap, leather strap, metal bracelet, rubber strap, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
- case: 40 mm Ø stainless steel, normal sapphire crystal, water resistant 10 bar