The Austrian Space Forum has planned to conduct an integrated Mars analog field mission in the Negev Desert in Israel from 04th Oct to 31 Oct 2021.The AMADEE-20 Mars simulation will be carried out in a Martian terrestrial analog and directed by a dedicated Mission Support Center in Austria. A small field crew of highly trained analog astronauts with spacesuit simulators will conduct experiments preparing for future human and robotic Mars exploration missions.
Swiss watch brand Fortis has created a special timepiece to support this mission. Created in partnership with the Austrian Space Forum, the Fortis AMADEE-20 supports the analog astronauts on their mission in the desert of Israel and in the Mission Support Center in Innsbruck.
The Official Cosmonauts Chronograph AMADEE-20 has 44mm diameter case made of titanium. Developed and Designed by FORTIS and astronauts, this timepiece houses a Swiss automatic movement UW 50 featuring Day-Date and Chronograph functionality.
The watch is fitted with Mission Control Bezel (MCBTM), Titanium case back with ultra-engraving, sapphire crystal with double-sided AR-coating and Triple gasket screw down crown system. It has a water resistance of 200 meters. Its dial features a large 30 minute chronograph counter, Mission Patch Logo and applied numerals and indexes filled with Super Luminova.
Model: Official Cosmonauts Chronograph AMADEE-20
Diameter with bezel: 44 mm
Water resistance: 200 m / 600 ft / 20 atm
Body material: Sandblasted Titanium
Bezel type: Mission Control Bezel (MCBTM)
Bezel material: Titanium
Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Case back: Titanium with Ultra-Engraving
Crown type: Screw-Down crown
Pushers: Chronograph start/stop/reset pushers
Colour: Stardust gray
Dial pattern: Multiple finishes on the surface, vertical brushed, Sunburst, embossed lines
Dial material: Metal coated with applied numerals and indices, SuperLuminova®
Applied Mission Patch
Grand Counter: 30 Minutes Counter
Hour (luminous), Minute (luminous), permanent small second, Stop-Second (luminous triangle)
Stop-Second hand and counter hand in AMADEE-20 Blue
Automatic self-winding chronograph movement with unidirectional winding special rotor
Power reserve: 48h
Titanium Block Bracelet with adjustable Slide Clasp
Additional: AMADEE-20 Hook Strap by Nick Mankey Included
Recommended retail price
CHF 3,600/EUR 3,800