07/03/2019
 3 minutes

Editor’s Picks of the Week – Fortis, HYT & Rolex

By Balazs Ferenczi
Editors Picks
Editors Picks

The authors of the Chrono24 Magazine hand-pick the best watch offers on Chrono24 – from affordable daily drivers to famous watch icons and exceptional collector’s pieces.

If you want to buy one of the watches, simply click on the offer and place your order on Chrono24 today.

This week’s offers:

Daily Drivers: Great Watches for Under 5,000 Euros

Fortis Classic Cosmonauts Ceramic p.m.

Both the Classic Cosmonauts Ceramic p.m. and its manufacturer, Fortis, deserve more attention than they currently get. The Fortis name is familiar to fans of aviation the world over. The company used to sponsor many flight squadrons, and they even supplied Russian cosmonauts with their watches. This model, the Fortis Classic Cosmonauts Ceramic p.m., is the latest model in a long line of special pieces. It’s been on the market for a few years now and sells for fantastic prices. Inside, you’ll find the trusty ETA 7750 with a day-date display. As its name suggests, this watch’s bezel is ceramic, putting a modern twist on a great classic watch. The Fortis Classic Cosmonauts Ceramic p.m. looks as good on a metal bracelet as it does on a textile of NATO strap. If you’re looking for a practical sports watch that won’t break the bank, look no further than this fantastic timepiece.

Enthusiast’s Corner: Rare or Exceptional Timepieces

HYT H1

Before I say anything else, I know that HYT watches aren’t for everyone. However, when it comes to groundbreaking watch technology, it doesn’t get any funkier than this. Better? Sure. More sophisticated? Perhaps. But the technology behind these watches is truly unique, particularly how they display the time. Each timepiece has two flexible reservoirs filled with a different colored liquid – one clear, one tinted. To indicate the time, the liquid from one reservoir enters the glass capillary, thus pushing the other liquid into its reservoir. The current time is shown where the two liquids meet. Like everything out of the ordinary in this industry, HYT timepieces come at a price, perhaps even too high of a price. Still, if you have the means and like the look, you’ll be getting a watch that’s equal parts fun and technological mastery.

Iconic Timepieces: Great Value for Your Money

Rolex Milgauss 116400GV

I think it’s time we admit that each and every Rolex model is iconic. OK, I do have my doubts about the Cellini, Obama’s Rolex of choice and a much-underappreciated collection overall. However, we’re not here to talk about what the 44th president wears on his wrist. No, we’re here to look at the Rolex Milgauss. Its history stretches back to the 1950s. At the time, the world was experiencing a technological revolution that saw new electronic appliances making their way to the average household. This came with an increase in exposure to electromagnetism, something that affects the accuracy of every mechanical watch. Rolex responded by releasing the Milgauss in 1956. Now, over 60 years later, the Milgauss is going strong and will likely be around for another 40-50 years or more. It’s safe to say that, just like the original, current models are destined to be future classics, so get one while you can!

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About the Author

Balazs Ferenczi

I’ve been interested in watches for as long as I can remember. I've always thought the only “jewelry” a man should wear is a nice watch. It also says a lot about …

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