Built with less weight and more comfort in mind, Formex has refined its Essence line to complement the collection with a deep black carbon fiber composite and ceramic range. With a striking look and the use of high-tech materials, the Essence LEGGERA Automatic Chronometer COSC is an ultra-light and uncompromisingly forward-thinking high-precision timepiece.

The deep black color is achieved through material choice rather than surface coating like DLC or PVD, which ensures that your Essence LEGGERA will always stay black.  

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Officially certified Swiss mechanical precision

The Formex Essence Leggera Automatic Chronometer is powered by a beautifully decorated and officially certified STP1-11 Swiss Made Automatic movement. Each one of which has been meticulously tested by COSC, the official Swiss testing institute for high-precision timepieces. This certification ensures industry-leading precision & accuracy.

Ultra-light (50g) and comfortable

Fully utilizing our in-house engineering capabilities, Formex created a special Carbon Fiber Composite mix to achieve an ultra-light but extra tough watch case. With its subtle structure and a smooth, slightly silky feel, the 50g (1.76oz) case is comfortable to wear and can take a beating.

Scratch-resistant and ready for every adventure

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 on a watch case, both the bezel and crown are made of this high-tech ceramic. 

Every single timepiece is unique

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. The contrast and structure on the dial with its applied indices are truly exceptional. 

Formex integrated their tested and proven patented Case Suspension System, the ultimate shock absorption system that protects the mechanical movement and increases the comfort while wearing the watch. The inside case components are made of titanium. The strap features a newly developed, highly innovative carbon composite clasp with Fine-Adjustment System, allowing that perfect fit in all situations. 

Truly unique

Forged Carbon, Zirconium Oxide Ceramic, Titanium and Carbon Fiber Composite - the materials used for the LEGGERA Forged Carbon sound more like materials used in a super-sports car than in a Swiss high-precision timepiece. Every single dial has its own unique pattern! If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind watch, this is it.

CHF 1,880.00
(shipping, taxes & duties, 30-day free return & 3-year warranty INCLUDED)

Non-refundable deposit due at Pre-Order: CHF 200.00
Expected delivery: January 2020


The Dégradé color of this blue to black sunray dial is applied by hand and stands out beautifully from the black Carbon Fiber Composite case and Ceramic bezel. If you are looking for a unique and highly precise Swiss Automatic watch with a dial that has some pop to it, the LEGGERA Electric Blue is your choice.

CHF 1,650.00
(shipping, taxes & duties, 30-day free return & 3-year warranty INCLUDED)

Non-refundable deposit due at Pre-Order: CHF 200.00
Expected delivery: January 2020

Stealth mode

The white lume contrasts the black indices and hands on the matt grey dial, perfectly harmonizing with the deep black Ceramic bezel. This watch is lightweight, high-contrast and eye-catching, designed for those who don't cut corners when it comes to quality, style, precision and comfort. 

CHF 1,650.00
(shipping, taxes & duties, 30-day free return & 3-year warranty INCLUDED)

Non-refundable deposit due at Pre-Order: CHF 200.00
Expected delivery: January 2020

With its selection of high-contrast dials, the machined indices and hands are easy-to-read. Formex's creative approach to working unconventional materials includes the Leggera's bezel and crown made of stratch-proof Zirconium Oxide ceramic, or the feather-light Carbon Composite case with a titanium container, which was entirely developed in-house. 

Technical Specifications

 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, Weight: 50g (case only)

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

Dial: Forged Carbon, Cool Grey, Electric Blue (Dégradé)

Buckle & Clasp: Injected Carbon Fiber Composite with patented Fine Adjustment that allows to micro-adjust the length of the strap on the go



Ultra-light weight

No PVD or DLC coating

Water Resistance 100m / 330ft

Patented Case Suspension System

Patented Find Adjustment System

Exhibition Case Back

Tool-free change of straps


The first batch of 150 pieces are available on Pre-Order and can be secured by committing a non-refundable deposit. The expected delivery date for the Leggera collection is January 2020. Sign up now to be notified when Pre-Orders open.  

Contact us

You can reach us by filling out our Contact Form, call us at +41 32 333 24 55 or visit our Showroom in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland.