The Best Space Going Automatic Chronograph: The Fortis Cosmonaut Classic Comparative Review

Published on Jan 30, 2018

When it comes the space going chronographs, there is always one clear winner. The most revered and iconic is undoubtedly the Omega Speedmaster. But what about automatic chronographs? Among the many strong contenders, the winner happens to be the watch worn the most in outer space.

Today I finally review my second generation Fortis Cosmonaut Official chronograph (630.22.141) – which I bought late last year – and compare it to its modern day “Classic” equivalent (401.26.141). I investigate what has changed over the decades and which are more collectible. I discuss its unique and prestigious history, and how the watch came to be the choice of the Russian Federal Space agency in 1994.