Fortis – WERK 17 – The first manufacture calibre specifically designed for space

Creating an in-house movement is no easy feat, but then to test it in space is another whole pursuit for greatness. This is exactly what Fortis has done with their new WERK-17 calibre. In collaboration with the Swedish Space Corporations, Fortis has put 13 of its WERK-17 movements into the stratosphere to ensure its column-wheel chronograph and 70 hour power reserve is truly ready for space adventures. The movements were secured to a special gondola which was suspended underneath a helium balloon to reach a peak altitude of 30kms.

You can shop all the latest Fortis watch releases on the Jura Watches website here including the new Fortis Stratoliner watch collection which debuts their space-ready WERK-17 movement. Get in touch with the team on 01335 453453 or at help@jurawatches.co.uk for any assistance and for advice on the interest free finance and free delivery options available.