Benjamin NV· Registered
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I'll just come out with it and say that although I have certainly admired, especially some vintage chronographs over the years, chronographs generally just don't appeal to me. Fair enough, as I expect applies for many, I would be highly unlikely to (frequently) use any of the specific functionality, so the new Fortis Stratoliner moves even further away from my requirements. They're pitching this as a space travellers watch, and I'll let any WUS into this sort of thing explain to me why exactly that is. Certainly it seems to me this will rather limit the market, if not already limited by its rather stratospheric (pun intended) price tag. For me it is just more functionality that I don't need. But oddly, from the first pictures on Instagram, I just immediately loved the aesthetic of this Stratoliner. I'm posting below the grey version with great tonality in the black subdials. The texture is begging to be touched and looks deep. The pale blue accents work well, and the subsecond outer chapter ring provides good contrast that makes the dial look smaller. Basically the design made me overlook the omission of hour markers. The like elements on the right hand half of the dial are to do with space functionality and when lit actually look a bit odd to me. So, here I am liking a watch I don't understand and didn't bother to read anything about in a genre that does not generally appeal to me, purely for aesthetic reasons. I'd love to hear the community's take on it.