Thursday, February 21, 2019

Something Different from Fortis

This is not a new release.  But owing to the less than terrific distribution of Fortis here in North America?  It might as well be for those of us living here.

Courtesy of Fortis

This is the Rolf Sachs 2.4 ml LE.  And if you read the outlets on the other side of the ocean, chances are good that this is not jumping out at you as a new release.  And for those who are seeking a more in-depth breakdown, I encourage you to check out Robin Nooy's piece over at Monochrome.  As always it is well-written and very informative.  You can find it here -
Substance matters - Fortis Rolf Sachs 2.4ml Limited Edition

Courtesy of Fortis
I, however, am going to strict strictly from an emotional perspective.  This watch sends me.  It hits me on a very visceral level and takes me back to the settimana junior that ochs und junior put out way back when that first caught my attention back in 2010.

Courtesy of ochs und junior

Now it's not just because they are both round and have orange accents.  For me it is where serious mechanical watch making meets up with whimsy. 

In a world where every manjack with an internet connection and smart phone adamantly follow the rest of the lemmings with a black faced diver or flieger, there are still some interesting things out there to be discovered (or in this case?  Rediscovered) for those willing to listen to their own drummer.  

Life is too short to follow the crowd ; )

Here are the pertinents -

Swiss automatic movement Eta 2836-2 / 38 h power reserve / 25 jewels

40 mm Ø stainless steel, special amberized glass, water resistant to 3 ATM/BAR

Hour, minute, central second

white dial, numerals, indeces & logos amberized into the glass 

Hour- and minute hand metal-style, second hand neon yellow

Special packaging

Strap options
Orange Rubber Strap


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