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Essence Leggera

Automatic Chronometer Forged Carbon

£200.00

*taxes, duties and shipping included

This watch is available for limited pre-order only and will be shipped in early 2020. The non-refundable deposit of £200 is credited towards the total price of £1'850, which is due before delivery. Pre-order now before the first production batch (150 pieces) is sold out.

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Essence Leggera

Automatic Chronometer Forged Carbon

£200.00

About This Watch

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 stratch-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 our 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. 
  • 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. Our 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. 
  • Yours. You don’t have to sit in the lap of luxury to put something luxurious on your wrist. Our direct-to-consumer approach means you'll get high quality watches at a fraction of the cost of any comparable Swiss timepiece.

Features

  • Swiss Made Automatic movement
  • Chronometer
  • Patented Case Suspension System
  • Patented Micro-Adjustment System
  • Tool-free change of straps/bracelet
  • Sapphire crystal
  • Anti-reflective (AR) coating
  • Transparent Case Back
  • Water resistance 10 bar
  • 3-Year Guarantee

    We back our watches with a 3-Year international warranty. In the rare case of a malfunction or a movement defect, you can contact us and send your watch back free of charge and we’ll repair it for you within 2 weeks.
  • Secure Payment

    Formex is dedicated to online payment security. We do not store any of your payment information. The following methods of payment are available: VISA, Mastercard, AMEX, ApplePay, PayPal & Bank Transfer
  • All Taxes & Duties Included

    The courier dropping off your Formex will not hand you a customs and sales tax bill nor ask you to pay them cash, as we have already taken care of that with our shipping partners. The prices you see on our Online Shop is the price you pay – no exceptions and no hidden charges.
  • Free Express Delivery & 30-Day Returns

    All watch prices already include free shipping worldwide. As soon as we have processed your order, you will receive a tracking number to follow your package. Expect your watch within 2 business days within Europe, or within 3 business days for overseas orders. If for any reason you think it’s not the right fit, you can return your watch free of charge. If you contact us before returning or exchanging your watch, we’ll even have your shipping expenses covered.
  • Swiss Made

    All our watches are designed, developed and assembled in-house at our headquarters in Biel-Bienne, Switzerland and meet the current, more strict Swiss Made requirement, which entered into force on January 2017. Every single piece undergoes a variety of quality and functionality controls, before making it to your wrist.

Technical Specification

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.

Case

  • Diameter: 43mm
  • Height: 11mm
  • Lug width: 22mm
  • Lug-to-lug: 49mm
  • Water resistance: 10 bar (100 metres / 330 feet)
  • Weight: 50g (case only)

Material

  • Bezel: Zirconium Oxide Ceramic
  • Case: Injected Carbon Fiber Composite
  • Glass: Sapphire crystal (front and back) with anti-reflection treatment

Strap

  • Italian calf leather straps with curved spring bars, Quick Release function and carbon fiber composite folding clasp with patented Micro-Adjustment System.
  • Black rubber strap with curved spring bars, Quick Release function and carbon fiber composite folding clasp with patented Micro-Adjustment System.
  • Black Nylon strap with curved spring bars, Quick Release function and carbon fiber composite folding clasp with patented Micro-Adjustment System.
  • All Essence Leggera straps can be changed by hand without the use of tools. The carbon fiber composite folding clasp with patented fine adjustment system can be changed without tools and can be used for all Essence Leggera leather, rubber and nylon straps.

Dial

Extremely thin forged carbon fiber dial, each a unique piece because of the individual dial pattern. BGW9 Super-LumiNova on hands and indexes.

Reference Number

0330.4.6399.811

Suspension System

Since the beginning of Formex in 1999, the patented Case Suspension System has been an integral part of every single Formex timepiece. Its two main functions are:

  • absorbs shocks to protect the mechanical movement from heavy impacts
  • 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’s unquestionably unique - all in one watch.

FINE-ADJUSTMENT CARBON CLASP

Your leather, rubber or nylon strap comes on our new version of the Essence clasp. More intuitive to operate, the new version is fully made out of our 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.

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Bitchin chronometer

love the classy design but sporty attitude of this watch. It‘s definitely going to become my daily watch!

Thanks for sharing the love, Raphael.

3-Year Guarantee

We back our watches with a 3-Year international warranty. In the rare case of a malfunction or a movement defect, you can contact us and send your watch back free of charge and we’ll repair it for you within 2 weeks.

Secure Payment

Formex is dedicated to online payment security. We do not store any of your payment information. The following methods of payment are available: VISA, Mastercard, AMEX, ApplePay, PayPal & Bank Transfer

All Taxes & Duties Included

The courier dropping off your Formex will not hand you a customs and sales tax bill nor ask you to pay them cash, as we have already taken care of that with our shipping partners. The prices you see on our Online Shop is the price you pay – no exceptions and no hidden charges.

Free Express Delivery & 30-Day Returns

All watch prices already include free shipping worldwide. As soon as we have processed your order, you will receive a tracking number to follow your package. Expect your watch within 2 business days within Europe, or within 3 business days for overseas orders. If for any reason you think it’s not the right fit, you can return your watch free of charge. If you contact us before returning or exchanging your watch, we’ll even have your shipping expenses covered.

Swiss Made

All our watches are designed, developed and assembled in-house at our headquarters in Biel-Bienne, Switzerland and meet the current, more strict Swiss Made requirement, which entered into force on January 2017. Every single piece undergoes a variety of quality and functionality controls, before making it to your wrist.