Express safe shipping over 130 £. No extra fees or customs.


Your Cart is Empty

Friday Outfit: Day of Human Space Flight

April 13, 2018 2 min read

Fortis automatic watches

Friday Outfit: Day of Human Space Flight

Hello everyone,

Today’s Friday Outfit is inspired by the International Day of Human Space Flight and the Cosmonautics Day (Russia).

A 12th April 1961 the soviet Yuri Gagarin became the first human in ever conquer the space on aboard Vostok 1 spacecraft. This marked the beginning of the Space Age although the first attempts to conquer the space had begun back in the 1920’s using animals. The first animals used were vinegar flies.

Automatic watches manufacturers and fountain pen makers also wanted to contribute to this deed that at a time seemed impossible to achieve.

The conditions to which cosmonauts are subjected meant a challenge for watches and writing instruments brands as Fortis or Fisher Space Pen, which wanted to do their bit to help in exploring beyond the Earth.

Regarding the swiss watchmaking pioneer in automatic watches, it has found its strength in challenging gravity. They invest in technological innovation to create reliable watches such as the Fortis Official Cosmonauts Chronograph Automatic Watch. In fact, since 1992 when an automatic watch first went to space, Fortis has become as the brand of outer space. As an example, in 1994 Fortis automatic chronograph watches were chosen by the russian training centre at “Star City” as the official cosmonaut’s equipment. Moreover, a Fortis automatic watch was also in the Mars 500 mission, the first trip to the neighboring planet.

You can find all these products in our web or in our boutique at Nuñez de Balboa, 90 Madrid. Do not hesitate to visit us whenever you want. We will be looking forward to meet you!

Have a nice weekend!



Leave a comment

Also in News

Platinum: special pieces

January 14, 2021 3 min read

Read More
How to clean a fountain pen
How to clean a fountain pen

January 08, 2021 3 min read

Read More
Pilot watches
Pilot watches

December 30, 2020 4 min read

Read More

Place your order with full confidence!.

The shipping time of this product must be confirmed with the brand. Fill in the form below if you want us to confirm you the estimated delivery date.
★ Our Reviews

Let customers speak for us

1126 reviews
Aurora Optima Jade Fountain Pen

Wonderful pen, very smooth. Customer service from Iguanasell excellent and pen arrived within I day from Madrid to UK. Can’t get better than that.

Midnight in Florence

Fabulous pen, very swift delivery - and best of all, Iguansell covers customs charges to the UK, so the price on the website is what you pay! Altogether excellent!

Visconti Van Gogh Starry Night Fountain

Great looking pen and great to write with!

Beautiful pen

I already own a pelikan m600, my favourite pen. I bought this for my organiser, slightly smaller and fine nib for the thinner lines. The pen looks stunning, great quality apart from the nib which felt very scratchy and irritating to use. I managed to fix it my self by polishing it with micro mesh. Writes fine now, but at this price I don’t expect to have to fix quality control issues myself, it should be just perfect out of the box.