Formex Essence Leggera Swiss Automatic Chronometer with Forged Carbon Dial #0330-4-6399-811


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Product Code: 0330-4-6399-811
Island Watch Price: $1,880.00

Formex Essence Leggera Swiss Automatic Chronometer with Forged Carbon Dial #0330-4-6399-8114

The Essence Leggera is an ultra-light and uncompromisingly forward-thinking high-precision timepiece. 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. The extremely thin forged carbon fiber dial contributes to the light weight and looks mesmerizing. Each single watch becomes a unique piece because of the individual dial pattern, created by machining the forged carbon fiber. On top of that, unique features, such as the patented Micro-Adjustment System, will make the Essence Leggera wear exceptionally comfortable on your wrist.

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.

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.

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. Black Nylon strap with curved spring bars, Quick Release function and carbon fiber composite folding clasp with patented Micro-Adjustment System.

Extremely thin forged carbon fiber dial, each a unique piece because of the individual dial pattern. BGW9 Super-LumiNova is used on hands and indexes.
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Product Features
  • 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:Black Nylon Weave, 22mm lug width
  • Water Resistant:100 meters
  • Warranty:3 Years
  • Case
  • 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.
  • Movement
  • Swiss Made STP1-11 (self-winding) Automatic (Chronometer grade), officially certified by COSC.
  • Material
  • Bezel: Zirconium Oxide Ceramic
  • Case: Injected Carbon Fiber Composite
  • Glass: Sapphire crystal (front and back) with anti-reflection treatment

Customer Review

1 Review

  • 4
    Great everyday watch

    Posted by Sean M on Mar 7th 2021

    Comfortable and super light on the wrist. The cabon/ ceramic case and bezel really makes this watch extremely wear resistant. I switched to the rubber straps and it’s the most comfortable watch I’ve owned regardless of price. The only thing keeping this from a 5 star is the movement. It works well and keeps time according to the cosc standards but is just not much to look at considering the display case back. I would have also liked a screw down crown but that probably would have interfered with the case suspension system. This watch really appealed to me as a gadget geek who can appreciate the engineering/materials behind it. This also comes in at a great price point for what you are getting without the “heritage tax” of the big name brands.