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Fortis was acquired by Jupp Philipp in 2018, and for the past two years, Fortis has gone radio silent while he’s been rejigging the storied brand to his liking. Philipp is a fourth-generation business owner of a company that processes fruit into concentrate and coloring, and he still owns and operates that company, but these days, Fortis has his full attention. The Flieger is one of the first watches released under the company’s new ownership, and it looks very much like the old Fortis, and that’s a good thing. There’s plenty of history that’s gone mostly unnoticed by the watch world, and hopefully the “new” Fortis will be able to explore that a little more.