RZE introduced its first pilot’s watch with the Fortitude; At first glance, it is immediately apparent that this watch has been inspired by aircraft elements. The bezel design was clearly inspired by jet turbines, which creates a great “spinning dynamic” around the watch. Let’s take a closer look at further design elements- and details of this new titanium watch by RZE.
Readability and handling of the RZE Fortitude are like it should be for a Pilots watch: Easy to read and easy to set the time. Thanks to the signature hands & indexes, multi-layered sandwich dial, scratch-resistant crystal with anti-reflective coating and extra-large crown for easy operation even with gloves on, you can always feel confident that you’re clearly prepared for takeoff.
RZE Fortitude on the wrist
With a diameter of 41mm it wears surprisingly comfortable and rather like a 40mm watch. Thanks to relatively short and finely shaped lugs it has only a lug-to-lug of 47mm. that sits well on 18cm / 7″ wrists or even smaller.
The case sits very well and balanced on the wrist and due to the used solid Titanium, it wears extremely light, which makes it also perfect for summer times, when heavy watches are rather disturbing. Furthermore, it features an ULTRAHex Coating (up to ~1200Hv hardness) like all RZE titanium watches. The watch also features a quick-release titanium bracelet.
Anti-Magnetic Titanium Case
Mechanical watches can get magnetized by smartphones, computers and various devices easily and losing accuracy tremendously with it. (This is usually noticeable when the watch runs much too fast) The Fortitude combines titanium with an anti-magnetic case to help prevent the effect of electro-magnetic fields on the reliable NH35A automatic movement. This watch is 5 times more resistant to magnetic fields than the ISO 764 magnetic-resistant watches standard for wristwatches, built to keep on ticking in all flight conditions even when surrounded by electrical devices.
RZE Ultra-Secure Water-Resistance-System 1
RZE designed a special HexCrown inspired by the “Remove Before Flight” tags that need to be removed as part of the procedure for takeoff. HexCrown is the custom designed crown designed with a red line to ensure that the crown is fully screwed down for maximum water resistance. With one look, you can tell exactly if your crown is fully screwed on.
RZE engineered the Fortitude “to help you take your landings, not distract you from them”. Rugged and functional, the Fortitude features large legible hands and boldly printed indexes and a sandwich dial layer filled with ultra-bright Super-LumiNova “Grade A” BGW9 for quick time reading. The sandwich dial has a rough “sand-texture”, which adds vividness and character to the technical titanium casing. The Grade A BGW9 Super-luminova is an upgrade from previous models, making visibility even more exceptional at night.
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- Solid Titanium with ULTRAHex Coating (up to ~1200Hv hardness)
- Antimagnetic cage for up to 20,000A/m resistance
- SII NH35A Automatic Movement
- 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: Tarpaulin watch pouch + RZE bracelet Sizing tool
- 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)