2012 celebrates the 100 year Anniversary of Fortis. For this tremendous occasion, Fortis has introduced a number of new limited editions, one of the most popular being the Fortis F-43 Flieger Automatic Day Date Limited Edition 700.20.92 Si05.
The F-43 was introduced as a new series, all being 43mm wide and come in a variety of complications. The 700.20.92 Si05 is one of the most simple, not to mention most affordable of the collection. This new F-43 features a large day date complication, and basic 3 hand time keeping. The movement used is the caliber F-2018, which appears to be a base ETA 2826-2, with modifications made for the large day feature. The F-43 also comes in a chronograph and a chronograph alarm with dual power reserve and GMT (which you can see HERE).
The case is a beautifully done, 2 piece high polish case. The finish is definitely very high quality and shows a near mirror finish. The case is slightly thick at 12mm, but not overbearing. It wears very well and sits nice on the wrist, as it has curvature to the case and a good lug to lug length. The case back is screwed in with a mineral crystal exposing the movement. The crystal covering the dial is a dual anti-reflective coated sapphire.
The dial is unique with a circular embossed pattern and opaline color. This color along with the blue steel numerals looks gorgeous. The texture adds great detail on the fairly simple watch and of course, the large day and date display are great as well, keeping the watch well balanced. The hands are very large and heavily lumed. This along with all the other attributes make legibility clear as day on this piece.
I really enjoy the silicone strap that comes on this model as well. It’s very soft and comfortable to wear. There’s also a butterfly deployment clasp engraved with “Fortis” and “Limited Edition” on each side. The inside of the clasp is covered in perlage, which is a very nice touch and done on most Fortis pieces.
The Fortis F-43 Flieger Automatic Day Date Limited Edition 700.20.92 is limited to 2012 pieces made for the world. The retail is $2875 on the silicone strap. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 1-800-486-3996.
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