Fortis’s AMADEE-20 represents the next giant leap in space-relevant watches.
Because a tool watch should be more than the sum of useful features in a scratch-resistant case, Fortis developed the AMADEE-20 with spirit and purpose in mind. This watch was developed in conjunction with the Austrian Space Forum to support research aimed at exploring alternative habitats on Mars. As such, AMADEE-20 is already a piece of human history.
Between 4 – 31 October 2021, the Austrian Space Forum will conduct an integrated Mars analogue field mission in the Negev Desert in Israel where conditions simulate that of the landscape on Mars. The AMADEE-20 Mars simulation will be carried out in this Martian terrestrial analogue, directed by a dedicated Mission Support Centre located in Austria. A small field crew of highly trained analogue astronauts with specially designed spacesuit simulators will conduct experiments in preparation for future human and robotic Mars exploration missions.
Created in partnership with the Austrian Space Forum, Fortis’s AMADEE-20 is designed to support the analogue astronauts on their mission in the Israeli desert as well as during trials in the Mission Support Centre in Innsbruck. Each and every detail on this watch has a specific function. From the special Mission Control Bezel (MCB) to the hook strap, Fortis has redefined the perfect companion for trailblazers and visionaries who inspire progress in our world and beyond. This is a watch for pioneers, explorers, space enthusiasts and future Martians!
Movement: Swiss Automatic Movement UW 50 featuring Day-Date and Chronograph functionality, Power Reserve: 48 hours
Case: 44mm Full Titanium Case. Mission Control Bezel (MCBTm) in titanium back with Ultra-Engraving. Triple gasket screw down crown system
Dial/Hands: Stardust-dial with multi-finish surface, Mission insignia, grand counter for easy-to-read timekeeping, applied numerals and indexes filled with Superluminova®,
Crystal: Sapphire Crystal with double-sided AR-Coating
Resistance: 20 ATM / 200m water resistant
Band: Titanium Block Bracelet with adjustable Slide Clasp + Additional Hook Strap designed by Nick Mankey
NB: Small parts and movement components may vary depending upon construction parameters.