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Essence

Automatic Chronometer Silver

SFr. 1,165.00

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Essence

Automatic Chronometer Silver

SFr. 1,165.00

About This Watch

The Essence combines elegance and robustness in a Swiss mechanical high precision timepiece. With its patented Case Suspension System, waterproof case, COSC-certified Swiss Automatic movement and flawless hand-finished surfaces, the Formex Essence is a study in what it means to have the best of both worlds. On top of that, unique features, such as our patented Micro-Adjustment System, will make the Essence wear exceptionally comfortable on your wrist.

  • Robust. It may take on the look of an elegant evening watch, but the Essence carries the Formex reputation for sporty durability.
  • 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 brushed stainless steel and mirror polished bevels. To create perfect angles and a razor-sharp look, the horizontal lines on the dial are CNC machined one by one.
  • 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 Sellita SW200-1 (self-winding) Automatic (Chronometer grade), officially certified by COSC. 26 jewels and glucydur balance wheel. Date display. Custom-built skeleton rotor with thermally blued screws. 38 hours power reserve.

Case

  • Diameter: 43mm
  • Height: 10mm
  • Lug width: 22mm
  • Lug-to-lug: 49mm
  • Water resistance: 10 bar (100 metres / 330 feet)
  • Weight: 80g (case only)

Material

  • Bezel: Stainless steel 316L
  • Case: Stainless steel 316L
  • 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.
  • Stainless steel bracelet with Quick Release and Micro-extension function.
  • All Essence straps and the bracelet 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 leather and rubber straps.

Dial

Vertical brush finish with horizontally cut lines which are CNC machined into the dial base one by one. BGW9 Super-LumiNova on hands and indexes.

Reference Number

0330.1.6341.713

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 Clasp

Your leather or rubber strap comes with this in-house developed clasp, made of carbon fiber composite on a stainless steel buckle. It features a patented 7mm fine-adjustment system that allows to gradually micro adjust the length of the strap without taking off the watch. As our wrists change size during the day and in different temperatures, this system gives a bespoke fit no matter the conditions, improving the comfort and fit on the wrist.

In the Press

"A versatile and high-value timepiece that is easy on your pocket is hard to find - this year, Formex Swiss Watches presents a chronometer-certified one that, amazingly, can be had for about a grand." Keith Strandberg, Editor-in-Chief

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"Under a loupe, the way the hour hand hovers just above the dial and just inside the indices is impressive. The color-matched chamfered rehaut holds a white minute track and is attractive and legible". Allen Farmelo, Author

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"This knowledge and experience show in the Essence Automatic Chronometer, which takes all the good things about a micro-brand watch and engineers them to the next level. This is legitimately great value for the money." Tom Mulraney, Editor

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"A remarkable watch at a remarkable price which holds more details than could ever be expected". Armand Rosen, Owner of the YouTube Channel "Armand the Watch Guys"

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"Swiss brand Formex has managed to create a versatile mechanical watch with a rather distinctive design at a very attractive price point". Roger Ruegger, Editor-in-Chief

Customer Reviews

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Top design, wears very good on the wrist and is incredible accuracy

The Essence is the best watch I own in the moment. I have the chronometer version with the blue dial and the watch looks top notch with the additional steel bracelet. With +0.5 - 1 s max. per day the watch ist imho incredibly accurate.
I'm absolutely satisfied with this watch and can recommend it to every mechanical watch lover.

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One of the first

My Chronometer arrived in January.blue with blue leather strap. The stainless steel bracelet was still in production.
I read the comprehensive instruction booklet, wind, 20 times, set time fit to wrist. . Three days later my new watch is so comfortable I no longer notice it.
The blue dial changes hues depending on how the light catches it. The detail and the build quality are way above my expectations. The finish is amazing. The quality of the leather strap is first class. The detail of the inner workings viewed via the “porthole “ on the case back showing a quality of workmanship that was totally unexpected. Given the modest price of my Chronometer.

I wore my Essence every day for 2 months over 4 time zones. Cold , hot, humid, the time accurately kept.

I passed my stunning watch on A member of my family. Formex rerouted the Stainless steel bracelet to Australia. The service from the Formex team is excellent.
Not my Essence any more, but it’s easy life is over. Rides Jet ski’s, swims , goes on power boats , works on engines. Travels to cold and hot humid places. A watch that is both elegant and robust and exceed my expectations.
The Essence Chronometer is so good I will be replacing the one I gave away.

Gerry Pender

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O.
Formex Essence Chronometer

This is a gorgeous timepiece, very well made, the carbon clasp is very light and confortable to wear.
The black dial is outstanding with the horizontal lines and the vertical brush. I'am marveling each day, the watch is very accurate, +1 spd.
I love it!

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B.
What a great watch from a great company!

I decided to purchase this chronometer on advance order. It was a gift from my employer for 29 years of service and I could have bought something much more expensive. After due diligence, a youtube video review of the Essence (pre-release) caused me to actually start researching the legitimacy of the company believing the adage, “If it sounds too good to be true, it usualy is.” Convinced Formex was legit, I pre-ordered this time piece and though there were hiccups along the way due to suppliers dropping the ball etc. I received my retirement gift. It was everything I hoped it would be. The carbon clasp is extraordinary with its fine adjustment ability, the details of the various finishes are perfect, the shock absorbing “floating movement” is incredible and it is certainly my favorite watch of my 23 watch collection. One tiny little comment is that of the two ring loops on the leather band, one is a bit loose so that it doesn’t retain its position on the strap. (This is a real picky detail) Customer service along the way was super and very personal! What a great watch from a great company!

M
M.
Bewertung

Habe eine Uhr von Euch, alles gut und bin sehr zufrieden.

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.