Fortis Aviatis Daybreaker Recon Limited Edition

Automatic winding watch with more than 500 parts
• Case diameter (mm): 43
• Case back: Transparent
• Case finish: Polished
• Case metal: Stainless steel
• Dial color: Silver Opaline
• Front crystal: Sapphire
• Movement: Automatic mechanical
• Manufacturer's limited warranty: 2 years
• Warranty service: RGM or Fortis
• Fortis Collections: Aviatis
• MPN: 703.20.12
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WatchBuys Direct Price: $11,720.00
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Fortis Aviatis Daybreaker Recon Limited Edition
Fortis Aviatis Daybreaker Recon Limited Edition
Product Details

Imagine telling a watchmaker that their job for the next two weeks is to work on just one watch movement.

And then add that this movement will consist of more than 500 parts, and will have complications found on no other watch.

We've given ourselves a migraine just writing this text.



This watch has so many functions that they are difficult to list.

But let's give it a try:

  • Complete chronograph functions
  • COSC certified chronometer
  • Mechanical alarm
  • GMT function
  • Two power reserve indicators (watch and alarm)
  • Two independent mainspring barrels
  • AM/PM display windows
  • Alarm On/Off indicator

And we're certain to have missed something.



And in spite of these many features and complications, Fortis has managed to build one good looking watch in a design that is actually easy to read.

The GMT time is located at 12 and is adjusted by a separate crown at 10.

The chronograph is operated and read in a traditional layout with pushers at 2 and 4, with the hour counter at 6 and the minutes counter at 12.

Next, take a look at the AM/PM indicator at 2 and the alarm "ON/OFF" indicator at 3.

Finally, the watch shows the power reserves for both the watch and the alarm in two separate indicators.  The first indicator is located at 5 for the watch with the alarm power reserve indicator positioned at 7.

The pusher at 8 is used to activate or disengage the mechanical alarm function (the time for the alarm is set through turning the crown clockwise on the second click).

If all of this sounds complicated it really isn't - spending a bit of time with this watch reveals a very intuitive design and a watch that's a whole lot of fun to operate.




This watch is a limited edition of 100 pieces. 

The Fortis Aviatis Daybreaker Recon is powered by a proprietary movement - the Fortis calibre F-2012 which is actually patented.

Fortis has not only spent a lot of time on the design of the movement, but also on the design of the case and dial.

The dial is produced in the color of silver opaline, and features guilloche elements, blued hand and markers and blue applied numerals. 

The case is beautifully made with a polished finish.  The watch is fitted with two sapphire crystals with double anti-reflective coating.

To finish it off, this watch is fitted with a black calf leather strap with alligator grain, matching stitching and tang buckle with engraved Fortis logo, and is water resistant to 50 meters.



How Can I Order This Watch?


We weren't kidding when discussing the two week build time for the movement or the more than 500 parts, so as you might imagine this watch is available by special order only.

Fortis makes this edition piece by piece, and we of course need some lead time to deliver it to you from Gretchen, Switzerland.

To learn more simply click the Notify Me button at the top of this page and let us know of your interest, and we'll be in touch with the latest information and availability.



WatchBuys is proud to have been selected as the exclusive North American distributor for Fortis Swiss watches.

When you purchase your new Fortis watch from WatchBuys, you'll not only receive a brand new, factory fresh watch, but also these additional services:


  • All Fortis watches ship directly from our offices in the US to all locations in the US and Canada
  • Two year limited manufacturer's warranty backed by Fortis
  • Fortis watches purchased from WatchBuys may be serviced in the US by RGM, the new official Fortis North American Service Center
  • Our Fortis watches have not been displayed in a retail store or tried on by others
  • Our Fortis watches are the latest production pieces and are all factory fresh, sent directly from the Fortis workshops in Grenchen, Switzerland
  • We're here to answer questions or provide assistance before and after your purchase
  • We visit and meet with Fortis in Switzerland on a regular basis to stay fully updated on all new models and production features
  • WatchBuys offers a comprehensive return policy on all Fortis watches


Because we are the official and authorized North American Fortis distributor, your name and watch serial number will be automatically registered in our database for a genuine Fortis manufacturer's limited two year warranty which we pass through.

Please be aware that most web sites advertising Fortis watches for sale are not authorized Fortis dealers but instead are selling grey market watches.


Such watches may be used, refurbished, very old stock or worse and carry no factory warranty from Fortis.  Further, Fortis has issued recent warnings about fake watches appearing on a number of auction web sites. 


We invite you to review the entire collection of Fortis watches, an important part of Swiss watch history since 1912.



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