Fortis Official Cosmonauts AMADEE-18 Chronograph 2019

Fortis Official Cosmonauts AMADEE-18 Chronograph 2019

Fortis equips an Austrian-led team with chronographs during simulations of a Mars landing conducted in an Omani desert.

Nothing gives a watch credentials like a stint in outer space. Fortis, founded in 1912, has long been associated with rugged pilot’s watches and became part of the official equipment of Russian cosmonauts in 1994. Launched into space on a MIR space station mission, the Official Cosmonauts Chronograph bears the logo of the Russian space authorities (Roscomos) on the case back and continues to accumulate mission patches from ongoing International Space Station adventures. Last year, Fortis participated in a simulation of the first human landing on Mars that took place in the desert of Oman and provided chronographs for the entire team.

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  • Function with Display unlock
  • Tap  6 = Display unlock / lock Tap function
  • Tap Center for zoom, twice for extra zoom
  • Tap  3  = adjust face brightness
  • Tap  4  = move bezel forward
  • Tap  8  = move bezel backward
  • Tap  9  = move hands to 3 o’clock for chronograph
  • Tap 11 = change face back (freestyl)
  • Tap 12 = DIM mode off / on / auto
  • Tap top subdial to start/stop chronograph, double Tap for reset.
  • Permanent battery indicator in the lower dial.
  • ucolor for DIM mode.
  • Days of the week only in english and weekends days in different colors.


The simulation of a Mars landing conducted in the Sultanate of Oman in February 2018 was organized by the Austrian Space Forum ( The OEWF is a citizen space organisation that conducts multi-disciplinary experiments to prepare humans for future missions on Mars, everything from testing out spacesuits, timing EVA, to gauging how well robotics perform in the sand. The Amadee-18 Expedition (which was the name chosen by the Austrian Space Forum since it was the nickname Mozart used when signing his letters!) took place in the stony plains and sand dunes that characterize the Dhofar region of Oman. Similar to the extreme desert conditions on Mars, the simulation in Dhofar was conducted by a mission crew from 25 different nations who conducted 19 experiments, all the while wearing their Fortis Chronographs. The next Amadee-20 Mars simulation is scheduled for 2020 in the Negev Desert of Israel.







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