Fortis Aviatis Dornier GMT Chronograph on Strap

BaselWorld 2016 New Release

Automatic winding GMT chronograph
• Case diameter (mm): 42
• Case thickness (mm): 15.0
• Case lug width (mm): 20
• Case back: Transparent
• Case finish: Mixed
• Case metal: Stainless steel
• Dial color: Black
• Front crystal: Sapphire
• Movement: Automatic mechanical
• Manufacturer's limited warranty: 2 years
• Warranty service: RGM or Fortis
• Fortis Collections: Aviatis
• MPN: 402.35.41
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WatchBuys Direct Price: $3,570.00
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Fortis Aviatis Dornier GMT Chronograph on Strap
Fortis Aviatis Dornier GMT Chronograph on Strap
Fortis Aviatis Dornier GMT Chronograph on Strap
Fortis Aviatis Dornier GMT Chronograph on Strap
Fortis Aviatis Dornier GMT Chronograph on Strap
Fortis Aviatis Dornier GMT Chronograph on Strap
Fortis Aviatis Dornier GMT Chronograph on Strap
Fortis Aviatis Dornier GMT Chronograph on Strap
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Product Details

New 2016 BaselWorld Release


Mention the name Dornier to anyone who knows anything about aviation, and you'll see a look of instant admiration and respect.

Originally established in Germany in 1914 as Dornier Flugzeugwerke, the company was responsible for many of the most classic airplanes used for both civil and military purposes.
Dornier Seastar
The list of Dornier aircraft is long and includes a turboprop-powered amphibious aircraft - the Dornier Seastar.

Over the years, the company has had a number of spinoffs and acquisitions, one of which was responsible for the production of the Faint Object Camera used in the Hubble Space Telescope.

And now a new project to add to the company's list of accomplishments - the new Fortis GMT Chronograph pilot's watch.



We spoke with the CEO of Fortis, Max Spitzy, about the development of this new watch, which has been in the design phase for years. 

He emphasized two things that differentiate this watch from other watches with a famous logo.  First, Dornier was actually involved in all aspects of the design of this watch, in fact VERY involved.

And secondly, Dornier insisted that this watch represent their expertise in the fields of aviation, space and technology.  Max smiles when he says that this project required many prototypes and drafts until both the design and specifications met with the approval of Dornier, resulting in quite a few late nights.



We first saw the prototype for this watch at BaselWorld 2016 and were immediately struck by its design. 

Dornier and Fortis worked hard to create a watch that represents the heritage of both brands both visually and functionally.

This new watch features an alternating color scheme with nods to both the unique blue hue of Dornier and the classic colors of Fortis.


The Dornier GMT features a clean display with applied indices and numerals giving the dial a three-dimensional effect.

This watch is housed in the new Fortis Cosmonauts 42 mm case which features screw down pushers, a crown guard and a specially manufactured ceramic bezel for the GMT indices.

The clear readability of the sharp numerals and indices on the black face illuminate green at night and are sunk flush with the outside ring of the face making this watch as easy to read as it is enjoyable to wear.


Features of this watch include:

  • Chronograph function
  • Dual time zone complication
  • Date display "hidden" in the 12 hour subdial at 6
  • Ceramic black bezel with 24 hour GMT indices
  • Special PVD coated rotor
  • Green Superluminova
  • Double anti-reflective coating

This watch is fitted with a black leather performance strap featuring Dornier themed blue stitching.

As an added bonus, the special packaging for this watch includes two additional Fortis leather performance straps in Dornier blue.

This watch is water resistant to 100 meters.

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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