Precision and superb reliability—Fortis Blue Horizon Chronograph

The new Fortis Blue Horizon includes a very appealing color plan using its bronze-well developed dial nicely matched up with a cognac brown leather strap. Even though the blue accents around the timekeeper’s face look a little ahem questionable, I have to admit this is among the dressiest “pilot’s chronographs” the Swiss brand has ever created.

Although Fortis chronographs are broadly recognized for their somewhat cluttered layout with a lot of information streams fighting frantically for the attention, the Swiss watch manufacturing company also offers numerous B42 chronos that appear to be not only awesome, but additionally very classy within their superb legibility and manufacturer’s focus on particulars. While clearly not breaking any new ground when it comes to industrial design, their primary elements are nicely (as well as quite with taste) balanced, therefore the devices look much more refined and costly compared to what they really are.


This new Fortis Blue Horizon Chronograph, for instance, includes a nice mixture of skeletonized hands with carefully sculpted Arabic numbers and applied hour markers that appear to be quite contrast within the very stylish bronze-well developed dial. Nowhere elements listed here are, while you most likely have previously suspected, are colored with vibrant Super-luminova substance.

Incidentally, the strange mixture of brown and blue may look crazy for many, nevertheless the mixture of colors continues to be effectively used not just for inside of costly cars (think Range Rover), but can also be very popular among good designers.

Okay, most likely the new family member doesn’t look as gorgeous because the traditional B42 with cream dial, however it certainly looks not the same as the present bunch. As you can tell around the photos, gone would be the pilot-style hour and minute hands which are now changed with skeletonized indications much like individuals placed on the 2012 Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot model.


As the second manifestation of class, the typical colored Arabic numbers and hour markers are changed with applied ones that does not only look more costly giving the dial a particular depth, but additionally appear to become more contrast growing the timekeeper’s legibility.

The stainless situation from the new animal appears to become just like individuals coming using the relaxation of B-42 family: there’s the typical extra-large setting crown, lengthy chronograph push-pieces, thick bezel, and, obviously, the signature massive lugs that pay a 20 mm strap (the timepiece is presently offered having a base cognac brown leather strap that appears quite costly using its steel deployant clasp, but there is also the watch by having an optional rubber strap or stainless bracelet).


And also the mechanism that forces the gadget is identical ETA Valjoux 7750 natural-born self-winding chronograph quality. Remaining being produced more than the classic Volkswagen Beetle (well, not longer, but lengthy enough), this robust, reliable movement provides a good mixture of acceptable precision and superb reliability.

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