Swiss watchmaker Fortis presents Flieger F-43 Bicompax, a brand new pilot watch inspired by one of the most iconic aviation watches. First created in 1987 the original Flieger embodies until today one of the cornerstones within the brand’s collection.
This pilot’s watch features a solid stainless steel case and incorporates a 12 hour bi-directional GMT bezel (24 Clicks), screw-down at 3h crown and chronograph pushers at 2h and 4h. Measuring 43mm diameter, the watch case boasts a brushed finishing on its surface.
Top glass is sapphire crystal with AR coating on both sides. Rear side of the watch is secured with a stainless steel case-back featuring inscriptions and an engraving of propeller. The chronograph pushers at 2h and 4h features anti-slip pattern.
The watch features a bi-compax dial inspired by the iconic Flieger watches. Featuring a finely grained base structure, the black opaline dial hosts two sub-cunters: small seconds at 9h and 30 minutes chronograph at 3h. Both counters feature white hands.
The dial also features a long Berlac Fluor Orange stop-second hand. The sword-shaped hour & minute hands are filled with green Superluminova® X1. The dial also features Berlac Fluor Orange border around the 30-minutes counter and date window for improving the clarity of the respective indications.
The bi-compax dial of the Fortis Flieger F-43 Bicompax chronograph incorporates two noteworthy innovations: SYNCHROLINE® and BRIXTRACK®. Whenever pilots unite to a formation it is essentially important that all of them are precisely aligned.
The SYNCHROLINE® in Berlac Fluor Orange on the dial ensures a calibration within a +/-5 second range. It helps the pilot to align his position with respect to his teammates. BRIXTRACK® is the circular brushed track that incorporates applied, illuminated bricks style hour markers for increasing readability especially in low light conditions.
Water resistant to 200 meters, the FLIEGER F-43 BICOMPAX chronograph watch houses a self-winding mechanical movement bearing 27 jewels. It has a power reserve of 48 hours.
The watch is available in two variants featuring stainless steel with quick-adjustable slide-clasp or black grained vegetable tanned natural leather strap fitted with pin buckle.
Model: FLIEGER F-43 BICOMPAX
843.10.11 M: with stainless steel bracelet
843.10.11 L: with leather strap
43mm stainless steel case with 12 hour manual GMT bezel (24 Clicks) and screw-down crown
Shaped pushers with anti-slip pattern
Caseback with ultra-engraving
Sapphire crystal with double-coating on both sides
Water proof to 20 ATM / 200m
Black opalin-finished dial with sword-shaped black-framed hour & minute hands filled with green Superluminova® X1
Berlac Fluor Orange stop-second hand
Small second and 30-minute counter hand in white
Special features: SYNCHROLINE® and BRIXTRACK®
Caliber FORTIS UW-51
Self-winding movement with a 48 hour power reserve and 27 jewels
Bi-compax layout: 60 seconds counter in the center, permanent small second at 9 and
30 minutes counter at 3 o‘clock
Date with quick setting at 6 o‘clock
M: Block-Bracelet made from stainless steel with quick-adjustable slide-clasp.
L: Black grained vegetable tanned natural leather with pin buckle.
Black Box with carbon-like lid
Through a push on the lid a secret compartment can be accessed
Includes a microfiber cloth and watch tool
Fortis 2-years manufacturer warranty on all manufacturing defects
CHF 3,600 for the model with bracelet
CHF 3,150 for the model with leather strap