Fortis watches have a reputation for going to places where other watches have not been. Since the original Mercury astronaut chose to wear a Fortis Spacematic watch, it has become the most popular watch brand for pilots and astronauts. There are also Fortis pilot watches on the International Space Station. Fortis Pilots has become the official timepiece of the Russian space program since 1997. All astronauts and astronauts leaving Russia’s Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center will still receive a Fortis Pilots watch as Part of its official space equipment. After the Russian astronauts wore the Fortis watch early out of the space, the Fortis Pilot became the first watch to be worn in space.
To celebrate this unique achievement, Fortis Pilots launched an equally unique competition on its 100th anniversary. From September 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013, Fortis Pilots invites everyone who imagines space and wants to travel to space to submit their creative art works to the world’s first ‘Zero Gravity Space Art Competition’.
The winners of this unique competition will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to leave the earth and experience an unparalleled feeling of weightlessness. Experience the feeling of parabolic flight with a special high-performance weightless aircraft simulation orbital flight. The lucky winner will accompany scientists at the German Sport University of Cologne on a specially equipped zero-gravity aircraft and assist them in weightlessness experiments. The winner of the contest will also be equipped with the official Fortis B-42 astronaut chronograph, which is the same chronograph worn by astronauts on the International Space Station.
All people over the age of 18 in the world can participate in the Fortis Zero-G Space Art Contest. Participants can join the Fortis Space Art Gallery by submitting their original artwork or video. Winners will be selected by online community netizens. Hurry up and let your friends vote for your entry, because the one who gets the most votes will be the final winner. There is even an award for voters, and each voter will have the opportunity to participate in a raffle to win a second Fortis B-42 Official Cosmonauts Chronograph. The more votes you get, the greater your chance of landing a zero-gravity aircraft to experience weightless parabolic flight.
All original paintings, photos, graphic works or videos that express the theme of thinking and feeling about space are eligible to participate in this special celebration of Fortis’s 100th year of innovation.
Source: Gevril Group-Fortis