Fortis Creates B-42 Marinemaster Watch

Jun 14, 2010
The Swiss watchmaker Fortis has recently expanded its renowned B-42 Marinemaster line, developed already in the 1940-s. Similar to its acclaimed predecessors, the new member of the collection accommodates an ultra-precise self-winding mechanical movement. Made in Switzerland, this mechanism provides a Day/Date, Chronograph and the C.O.S.C. certified Chronograph Alarm functions.

This novel creation fully complies with the requirements specified for professional sports watches.

The hallmark of the spectacular Fortis B-42 Marinemaster watch is definitely a broad fluted turning bezel. It securely holds a sapphire crystal treated with a double-sided anti-glare coating. The glass makes the dial visible even in most extreme underwater conditions.

The new Fortis watch employs a three-part steel case, which measures 42 mm in diameter. The companys qualified specialists have equipped the case with the innovative manufactory-made crown system. It allows the watch wearer to fully enjoy the comfort of water-resistance, as if the crown is tightly screwed.

The revolutionary Fortis crown system successfully passed strict testing in vacuum and under specially pressurized conditions, both in fresh and saltwater. As a result, this model proved to be capable of withstanding water pressures down to 200 meters. The back of the case is embellished with a historic submarine motif, which accentuates the unique character of this jubilee series.

The Fortis B-42 Marinemaster watch was chosen to escort two English fellows, the participants of the Atlantic Rowing Race. Crossing the Atlantic Ocean, these sportsmen succeeded in overcoming various trials, the competition put them through.
With its latest horological achievement, the Fortis brand has taken on the challenge of participating in the world's toughest ocean rowing race and successfully underwent its baptism of water.

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