Efforts to promote sustainability appears to have a positive effect on a wide range of industries. While all the publicity seems to be in the direction of automotive companies and their push for electrification, it’s easy to miss out on other awesome initiatives. One example is the Flieger F-41 Midnight Blue from Fortis – a robust yet eco-friendly tool watch.
Recycling has always been associated with materials such as aluminum and plastics. However, other discarded metals such as steel can find new life in a stylish timepiece. Fortis offers the Midnight Blue in two sizes, but we’ll discuss the 41 mm version for now. Both share the same features anyway.
As indicated earlier, the Flieger F-41 Midnight Blue boasts a case and caseback crafted out of recycled steel. Unless somebody tells you so, there’s no way for anyone to know that your wrist candy is an advocate for the environment. Its bi-directional bezel is concave which you rarely see these days.
Although Fortis uses sapphire, which is durable enough to withstand impacts from daily use, the bezel adds a welcome layer of protection. Beneath the crystal is a striking dial in the shade of its namesake with a vertical brushed finish. A date window with an orange outline sits at 3 o’clock.
Super-LumiNova with a blue afterglow keep the hand and hour markers visible in the dark. The Flieger F-41 Midnight Blue runs on Fortis’ UW-30 self-winding movement with a 38-hour power reserve. Aside from the recycled steel, the indigo genuine cow leather aviator strap is also sourced sustainably.Buy – $2,000
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