ref. 8001 chronograph yellow registers 1971.
A rare combination of a diving watch in combination with a chronograph. Fortis has been making watches for the Navy and Air Force since 1912. But also with logo dials for Ducati and the F4 Fanthom. Today’s Fortis chronographs are usually equipped with the Valjoux 7750 movement. But the vintage models got the Valjoux 72 engine. The most famous movement, partly due to the use in the Rolex Daytona. There are even reports that Fortis parts are used for these Rolexes, but we keep our distance from that. Only to indicate what a special timepiece it is. The watch has been completely checked and runs within the CSOC specifications. The dial has yellow registers and red hands. Typically 1970s. Also seen on so-called re-editions. There is also a re-edition of this Fortis, but this chrono is “the real deal“.! The watch comes with an original tropic strap. As the watch was delivered fifty years ago. The case is unpolished. Also called a Heuer Autavia case. A certain type with straight lugs. The factory cut facet on the lugs is still beautifully intact. This Fortis Marinemaster ref. 8001 chronograph yellow registers 1971 is a true pearl and can be used for every day. A funky chrono to which you can expect many responses. But now also a good investment. This Fortis was probably around 100 guilders at the times of the sale. Made in small editions and therefore collectable. This model also comes with blue register and those we expect soon at Nlwatch. So keep an eye on the website. You will always receive a one-year warranty from us. We cannot guarantee waterproof but we think that you should not keep anything 49 years old under water. But it can take a splash of rain. We can guarantee that.