Formex Essence Leggera Swiss Automatic Chronometer Limited Edition #0330-9-6924-722This Formex Essence watch is understated at first glance. But beneath the apparent simplicity lies exceptional craftsmanship in every respect. Take the symmetrical 43mm carbon fiber composite case with its incredibly detailed finish on the ceramic bezel, perfectly rounded off with hand-finished mirror-polished bevels. The machined indexes and hands, filled with BGW9 SuperLuminova, ensure maximum legibility, day or night. They harmonize with the case’s finishing and provide a perfect balance between elegance and the brand’s high-octane spirit. The dial with its sunburst finish and CNC machined horizontal lines is one of the watch’s most defining features. To achieve the crisp lines and sharp angles, each line has been machined into the dial individually. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass protects the dial in the front and allows an unobstructed view of the movement’s intricate decoration together with thermally blued screws and a custom built skeletonized rotor on the back.
With its subtle structure and a smooth, slightly silky feel, the 50g (1.76oz) case made of Carbon Fiber Composite was entirely developed in-house. Bezel and crown are made of scratch-proof Zirconium Oxide ceramic. Limited to just 30 pieces, the unique Dégradé dial is handcrafted and features razor-sharp horizontal lines that were CNC machined one by one. On top of that, a patented Micro-Adjustment System on the carbon deployant clasp makes the Essence Leggera wear exceptionally well and allows for easy and quick strap changes.
Robust. The deep black color is achieved through material choice rather than surface coating like DLC or PVD, which ensures that your watch will always stay black. With a hardness that surpasses that of any traditional metal used in watchmaking, Zirconium Oxide ceramic is a scratch-proof material that will never show any signs of wear or aging. Being the most exposed components of a watch case, both bezel and crown are made of this high-tech ceramic.
Luxurious. Hand-finished with undiluted passion, the Essence is crafted with an execution only found in high-end timepieces. The movement's accuracy has been tested and certified by COSC, the official Swiss Testing Institute for Swiss Chronometer.
Comfortable. The patented Case Suspension System and carbon fiber composite clasp with patented Fine Adjustment System adapt to your wrist movements and daily adventures.
Bold. Above a complex construction lies an elaborate case with a feather-light Carbon Composite case with titanium container, which was entirely developed in-house.
Case Suspension. Since the beginning of Formex in 1999, the patented Case Suspension System has been an integral part of every single Formex timepiece. It absorbs shocks to protect the mechanical movement from heavy impacts and it adds to the comfort on the wrist by adapting to the wearer’s movements. Modeled with high-performance bikes and racing cars in mind, the Formex patented case suspension system works by integrating four springs between the upper and lower watch case. The result is the ultimate shock absorption system designed to protect the mechanical movement and deliver unparalleled comfort to the wearer. This patented case suspension system brings form and function together for Formex Swiss watches. It’s functional, it’s state of the art engineering and it is unquestionably unique.
Carbon Clasp. The strap comes with a new version of the Essence clasp. Easier to operate, the new version is fully made out of proprietary carbon fiber composite. The micro-adjustment is now even easier to use and can be operated while the watch is on your wrist. Lightweight, smooth to the touch, ultra-durable and highly functional, this clasp is a real piece of engineering, making your Essence even more comfortable to wear.
Movement. Swiss Made STP1-11 (self-winding) Automatic (Chronometer grade), officially certified by COSC. 26 jewels. Date display. Custom-built skeleton rotor with thermally blued screws. 44 hours power reserve.
Strap. Brown Italian leather strap with curved spring bars, Quick Release function and carbon fiber composite folding clasp with patented Micro-Adjustment System.
Dial. Hand-applied Dégradé finish with horizontally cut lines which are CNC machined into the dial base one by one. BGW9 Super-LumiNova on hands and hours.
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- Movement:Swiss Chronometer STP1-11 automatic (self-winding)
- Case:Injected Carbon Fiber Composite, 43mm x 11mm. 49mm tip to tip
- Back:Sapphire Exhibition Window
- Crystal:AR Sapphire
- Band:Brown Leather, 22mm lug width
- Water Resistant:100 meters
- Warranty:3 Years
- Diameter: 43mm
- Height: 11mm
- Lug width: 22mm
- Lug-to-lug: 49mm
- Water resistance: 10 bar (100 metres / 330 feet)
- Weight: 50g (case only)
- Lume: BGW9 Super-LumiNova on hands and indexes.
- Swiss Made STP1-11 (self-winding) Automatic (Chronometer grade), officially certified by COSC.
- Bezel: Zirconium Oxide Ceramic
- Case: Injected Carbon Fiber Composite
- Glass: Sapphire crystal (front and back) with anti-reflection treatment