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Hands-On: RZE Fortitude GMT – Your Trusted Travel Companion

The RZE Fortitude GMT is here to make your travels smoother and more enjoyable. It’s an upgraded version of the RZE Fortitude, which we’ve previously reviewed. With its new GMT function, and its antimagnetic cage protecting the movement for up to 20,000A/m resistance, this watch is perfect for anyone who’s always on the go. It comes in three colors: Nighthawk, Crimson Red and TurboTeal — Let’s take a closer look at what makes the RZE Fortitude GMT so special.

RZE Fortitude GMT on the Wrist

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RZE Fortitude GMT Nighthawk on an 18cm / 7″ wrist – Picture: WATCHBANDIT

The RZE Fortitude GMT exudes confidence and reliability from the moment it graces your wrist. With its sleek and robust titanium construction, the watch feels incredibly lightweight and comfortable, making it ideal for extended wear during long-haul flights or everyday adventures. The 41mm case diameter with its thin bezel strikes the perfect balance between presence and wearability, catering to a wide range of wrist sizes. Whether you’re a seasoned pilot or a frequent traveler, the RZE Fortitude GMT effortlessly complements any attire, ensuring you’re always ready for your next journey.

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With its slim profile of just 12mm thickness and lightweight design, it’s perfect for comfortable everyday wear. – Picture: WATCHBANDIT

RZE Fortitude GMT in Detail

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Upon closer inspection, the attention to detail in the design of the RZE Fortitude GMT becomes apparent. The brushed titanium case exudes a refined elegance, while the bold indices and hands stand out against the matte black dial, providing excellent legibility in all lighting conditions. The addition of the yellow GMT hand and the 24-hour inner-bezel allows for effortless tracking of a second time zone, catering to the needs of modern globetrotters and pilots.

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The Fortitude GMT uses a reliable and accurate Miyota 9075 “True” GMT Automatic Movement. It allows for the tracking of multiple time zones simultaneously, with the additional GMT hand indicating a second time zone. The movement is renowned for its precision and durability, making it a popular choice among watchmakers for GMT watches. With its automatic winding mechanism and Power Reserve of approx. ~42 hours, the Miyota 9075 ensures convenient and hassle-free timekeeping, making it a preferred choice for travelers.

Safety First: Red Security Ring Crown

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Furthermore, the screw-down crown and case back with VITON® gasket ensure the 100m (330ft) / 10ATM water resistance, making the RZE Fortitude GMT suitable for aquatic adventures as well. Unscrewing the titanium crown reveals a bright red stem tube, inspired by “REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT” tags. It’s a playful nod to the world of aviation and a reminder to screw down the crown again after setting the time, to keep it water tight. Whether you’re on jetways or highways, satisfyingly click through the hours to local time, screw down the crown, and you’re cleared for takeoff!

Lume and Readability

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In low-light environments, the RZE Fortitude GMT truly shines, thanks to its exceptional lume and readability. The generous application of Swiss SuperLuminova BGW9 on the indices, hands, and GMT hand ensures that the watch remains highly legible throughout the night, providing essential timekeeping information at a glance.

Titanium Bracelet with Safety Clasp

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Completing the ensemble is the robust titanium bracelet equipped with a safety clasp, offering both security and comfort during wear. The lightweight yet durable nature of titanium makes it an ideal choice for extended use, while the safety clasp provides added peace of mind, ensuring that the watch remains securely fastened, even in the most demanding conditions. Whether you’re soaring through the skies or tackling rugged terrain, the titanium bracelet of the RZE Fortitude GMT ensures a snug and reliable fit, allowing you to focus on your journey without distraction.


In conclusion, the RZE Fortitude GMT embodies the spirit of adventure and exploration, offering performance and style for the modern traveler. With its GMT function, exceptional lume, and light-weight titanium construction, it stands as a versatile and reliable companion for any endeavor. Whether you’re navigating a plane or charting new territories on land or sea, the RZE Fortitude GMT is ready to accompany you on your next adventure.

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  • Solid Titanium with ULTRAHex Coating (up to ~1200Hv hardness)
  • Antimagnetic cage for up to 20,000A/m resistance
  • Miyota 9075 “True” GMT Automatic Movement, Power Reserve ~42 hours
  • Water-Resistance: 100m (330ft) / 10ATM
  • Screw-down crown with custom embossed logo
  • Sand textured sandwich dials with applied indexes
  • Swiss Superluminova “Grade A” BGW9
  • Sapphire Crystal with inner-side Super-AR
  • Solid Titanium bracelet with ULTRAHex Coating (with 316L stainless steel buckle in titanium coating)
  • Screw-down solid titanium caseback with VITON® gasket
  • Included extras: Blackcomb Pouch


  • 41mm case width
  • 12.5mm case thickness
  • 47mm case length /lug-to-lug
  • 20mm lug width tapers to 16mm at buckle
  • Weight: 110-120g (with bracelet)

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