Classic Cosmonauts Steel
Hommage to the first successful Soyuz flight in 1968:
The first Soyuz flight was unmanned and started on November 28, 1966. The first mission with a crew, Soyuz 1, launched on 23 April 1967 but ended with a crash due to a parachute failure, killing cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov. The following flight was unmanned. Soyuz 3, launched on October 26, 1968, became the program’s first successful manned mission. The only other flight to suffer a fatal accident, Soyuz 11, killed its crew of three during re-entry when the cabin depressurized prematurely. Despite these early incidents, Soyuz is widely considered the world’s safest, most cost-effective human spaceflight system, established by its unparalleled length of operational history.
Soyuz spacecraft were used to carry cosmonauts to and from Salyut and later Mir Soviet space stations, and are now used for transport to and from the International Space Station (ISS). At least one Soyuz spacecraft is docked to ISS at all times for use as an escape craft in the event of an emergency.
50 years after the first successful manned Soyuz mission FORTIS honors these achievements with a Classic Cosmonauts Limited Edition in 2 versions. Each will be available 100 pcs.
Straps & Bracelet
Swiss automatic movement Valjoux 7750 / 48 h power reserve / 25 jewels
42 mm Ø stainless steel, bicolor polished and brushed with mineral glass caseback, screw-down pushers, saphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides, ceramic bezel, 10 ATM/BAR
Chronograph, hour, minute, permanent small second, 12 hour and 30 minute counter, day/date indication
White base dial coated with Superluminova (green afterglow) with raised beige indices
Subdials and outer minute ring in black
metal hour and minute hand with beige insert
dark grey center second hand
metal subdial hands
Standard watch box including international warranty, Limited Edition Certificate
Leather strap, leather performance strap, Nato-Strap, metal bracelet