Why the Fortis Official Cosmonauts Chronograph AMADEE-20 is the perfect watch for future Martians

By Montredo in Reviews
June 28, 2021
Why the Fortis Official Cosmonauts Chronograph AMADEE-20 is the perfect watch for future Martians

It could be due to genetically modified viruses or due to artificial intelligence, but whatever the trigger may be, Stephen Hawking knew one thing for sure during his lifetime: Sooner or later the escape into space will be inevitable for the human race.

It is precisely because of this that Mars is more relevant today than ever before. As a result of its similarity to Earth, our neighboring planet is a hot contender for the title “Earth 2.0,” even if the resettlement of mankind is currently still more of a pipe dream.

This does not stop the Austrian Space Forum (ÖWF) from developing technologies that could soon enable manned missions to the myth-enshrouded Red Planet. Right by its side: the Swiss watch manufacturer Fortis.

There when it happens

Already for the third time, the ÖWF is in preparation for a simulated Mars mission in a so-called “terrestrial Mars analog environment”. For this purpose, six astronauts – completely isolated from the outside world for one month – will test new technologies and equipment in Israel’s Ramon crater in October this year.

As the official supplier of the ÖWF, Fortis contributes a watch that has been tailored to the needs of the astronauts down to the smallest detail: the Fortis Official Cosmonauts Chronograph AMADEE-20.

As the sole cosmonaut outfitter for Russian Roskosmos expeditions into space, the engineers and watchmakers at Fortis know only too well what matters in a space-qualified watch – and it’s safe to say that the brand has once again demonstrated how “never standing still” is interpreted in Grenchen.

The new AMADEE-20 in action:

We took this as an opportunity to put the “tool-y” chronograph through its paces, paying particular attention to its many design elements that make the life of astronauts so much easier.

Fortis Watches at Montredo

As an officially authorized Fortis dealer, you can of course also find all of the brand’s watches in our store. Click here to visit our Fortis boutique and here to directly check out the AMADEE-20.

This is a sponsored article by Montredo for Fortis.

Previous comments (4)

  1. What a great looking watch and nice video.
    I think the only point of criticism I have is that they didn’t opt for the Kenissi movement. Otherwise a stunning piece from Grenchen.

    June 29, 2021
  2. Nice watch indeed! Although a tiny bit too chunky, I guess that’s ok though for a tool watch however too big for many wrists I think.

    June 29, 2021
  3. Sold out already :/ I hope they’ll manage to re-stock soon.

    June 30, 2021
  4. Very cool review, thumbs up!

    July 6, 2021