wiss independent brand Fortis has recently announced its new partnership with The Swedish Space Corporation.
As a result of this collaboration and in a systematically researched and precisely planned testing phase, the brand’s new manufacture calibre WERK 17 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.
This new manufacture calibre 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.
On top of the successful collaboration with Kenissi, Fortis is now closely working with Manufacture La Joux-Perret and adding the WERK 17, another manufacture calibre ensuring precision and durability for its tool watches.