NEW: Fortis Flieger F-41 and F-39 Midnight Blue

Another solid mid range tool watch is the subject of today’s post – meet the new Flieger F-41 and F-29 Midnight Blue, new additions to the Flieger collection launched last year but whose history within the brand goes back to 1987.

What is special about these Fliegers? Well they are made from recycled steel – both the case (yes, including the case back) and the bezel. What’s more, Fortis have said that from now on, all stainless steel cased watches will be made from recycled steel.

As you can tell from the model names, this new Flieger comes in 39mm and 41mm sizes, both with a water resistance of 200m.

Beneath the sapphire crystal is a dark ‘midnight blue’ vertically brushed dial with orange accents. The Flieger also features the brand’s Synchroline® at 12 o’clock – this is the feature that shows a marking of five seconds on either side of this timepiece, in this case in the form of an orange ring.

The other practical feature is the use of applied Brixtrack®, which is Fortis’ name for the luminous indices on the circular bushed minute track (the name being derived from the shape of the indices) which are filled with Super-LumiNova ®.

Inside is the automatic UW-30 movement (base Sellita SW 200-1) which beats at 28,800 VPH and has a power reserve of 38 hours.

They both come on an indigo aviator strap veg tanned cow leather strap sustainably sourced and made in Germany, but there is an optional bracelet with an adjustable clasp.

You know what you get with a Fortis – an accessibly priced reliable tool watch, and with this new model, you also get their first (partially) sustainable piece as well.

Both models will be priced at CHF 1,950/ EUR 2,050 and are available directly from Fortis via their website.


[Photo credit: Fortis]

Categories: Flieger, Fortis, Sustainability, Watch Profile, watches, Women's watches

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