Formex Essence ThiryNine LIMITED EDITION Swiss Automatic Chronometer with Meteorite Dial #0333-9-6699-100
The ThirtyNine watch is a slightly smaller version Formex’s best selling Essence collection of watches. It was created because the Formex customer base asked for it. The ThirtyNine comes with the same detailed case finishing as the original model, and it features an officially COSC-certified mechanical Swiss caliber automatic movement and other unique Essence features. The Essence ThirtyNine has a patented Case Suspension System, a waterproof case, a COSC-certified Swiss Automatic movement, and flawless hand-finished surfaces. On top of that, unique features, such as Formex’s patented Micro-Adjustment System, will make the Essence exceptionally comfortable to wear on your wrist.
This watch is limited to just 88 pieces, each one individually numbered. It is a sight to behold! Some four ice ages ago, an iron meteorite blasted into the Earth’s atmosphere and slammed into a 25 x 15 kilometer area that sits north of the Arctic circle, centered at 67°49’ N, 23°9’ E in what is now northern Scandinavia. Besides their remote location, finding these meteorite fragments is extremely difficult as the ground is completely frozen solid most of the year, and the area is also covered in 24 hours of darkness for several months at a time. In order to make a dial from this unique extraterrestrial material, special machining and treatments are required to reveal the distinct characteristics of this ancient iron-based meteorite. The beautiful equilateral triangles that create the naturally-occurring Widmanstätten pattern are the result of a very slow cooling process that takes place over the course of millions of years, during which the crystalline structure of the minerals within the core of the asteroid changes. After being cut and treated, the final product is a perfectly flat disc that measures just 0.65mm thick and perfectly showcases the natural pattern of the meteorite. Since the textures are organic and cannot be artificially reproduced, each individual dial will appear slightly different, making every single watch a completely unique piece.
Powering the watch is COSC-certified Swiss Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement featuring 26-jewels, a glucydur balance wheel, and a custom-built skeleton rotor with thermally blued screws. The movement is certified by the COSC (the official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute) and undergoes the meticulous 15-day rate test to ensure extraordinary levels of mechanical accuracy and precision. The movement also provides you with 42 hours of power reserve when fully wound. An anti-reflective sapphire crystal provides you with a clear view of the dial details. A sapphire crystal is also used for the exhibition case back. The hands and hour markers are filled with Swiss Super-LumiNova BGW9 (glows a blue in the dark). The stainless steel case is 39mm in diameter and 10mm in thickness. Lug to lug measures 45mm. Water resistance is 100 meters. Hand-finished with undiluted passion, the Essence ThirtyNine is crafted with an execution only found in high-end timepieces.
- In stock
- Movement:Swiss Chronometer Sellita SW200-1 automatic (self-winding)
- Case:Stainless steel, 39mm x 10mm thick. 45mm tip to tip
- Back:Exhibition Sapphire Window
- Crystal:AR Sapphire
- Band:Bracelet with Deployant Clasp, 20mm lug width
- Water Resistant:100 meters
- Warranty:3 years
Case: Stainless steel, 39mm x 10mm thick. 45mm tip to tip
Back: Exhibition Sapphire Window
Crystal: AR Sapphire
Band: Bracelet with Deployant Clasp, 20mm lug width
Water Resistant: 100 meters
Warranty: 3 Years