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Essence ThirtyNine

Automatic Chronometer Blue 39 mm

SFr. 1,295.00

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We have been overrun with demand and are now accepting the next round of pre-orders with an expected shipping date by end of May 2021. This batch is likely to fill up. Please make sure to reserve yours to guarantee next available delivery as we ship by order date received. The 30-Day Free Return & Refund policy will be effective once you received your new watch.

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Essence ThirtyNine

Automatic Chronometer Blue 39 mm

SFr. 1,295.00

About This Watch

The new ThirtyNine might be smaller in dimension but comes with the same detailed finishing as the original Essence. The brush finish on both case and bezel are perfectly rounded off with hand-finished mirror polished bevels. These polished chamfers can be found throughout the watch; on the machined indexes, the hands, the stainless-steel bracelet and the buckle of the new deployant clasp.

Movement

The Essence ThirtyNine is powered by Sellita's highest quality grade SW200-1 Swiss Made Automatic movement, beautifully decorated and wound by Formex's custom skeletonized rotor. Each one of these movements is certified by the COSC and undergoes the meticulous 15-day rate test to ensure extraordinary levels of mechanical accuracy and precision. 

Dial

The horizontal lines on the dial are one of the watch's most defining features. To achieve the crisp lines and sharp angles, each line has been CNC machined into the dial individually. The mirror polished bevels on the indexes and hands reflect the finishing of the case. With a new green dial, we add another unique look to the Essence collection. 

Straps and Clasps

For a perfect fit and more comfort on the wrist at all times, we're using the new Formex Deployant clasp with a gradual fine-adjustment system for the leather straps. The stainless steel bracelet, which reflects the same flawless finishing of the Essence's case, has a hidden Micro-Extension. All straps and the steel bracelet can be changed without the use of any tools and in just a few seconds. 

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: 39mm
  • Height: 10mm
  • Lug width: 20mm
  • Lug-to-lug: 45mm
  • Water resistance: 10 bar (100 metres / 330 feet)
  • Weight: 65g (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.
  • 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 ThirtyNine leather 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

0333.1.6631.100

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 DEPLOYANT CARBON CLASP

Your strap comes on our new deployant clasp with a patented fine-adjustment. 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 REEF even more comfortable to wear.

About This Watch

The new ThirtyNine might be smaller in dimension but comes with the same detailed finishing as the original Essence. The brush finish on both case and bezel are perfectly rounded off with hand-finished mirror polished bevels. These polished chamfers can be found throughout the watch; on the machined indexes, the hands, the stainless-steel bracelet and the buckle of the new deployant clasp.

Movement

The Essence ThirtyNine is powered by Sellita's highest quality grade SW200-1 Swiss Made Automatic movement, beautifully decorated and wound by Formex's custom skeletonized rotor. Each one of these movements is certified by the COSC and undergoes the meticulous 15-day rate test to ensure extraordinary levels of mechanical accuracy and precision. 

Dial

The horizontal lines on the dial are one of the watch's most defining features. To achieve the crisp lines and sharp angles, each line has been CNC machined into the dial individually. The mirror polished bevels on the indexes and hands reflect the finishing of the case. With a new green dial, we add another unique look to the Essence collection. 

Straps and Clasps

For a perfect fit and more comfort on the wrist at all times, we're using the new Formex Deployant clasp with a gradual fine-adjustment system for the leather straps. The stainless steel bracelet, which reflects the same flawless finishing of the Essence's case, has a hidden Micro-Extension. All straps and the steel bracelet can be changed without the use of any tools and in just a few seconds. 

39 mm Stainless Steel Case

The ThirtyNine might be smaller in dimension, but comes with the same detailed finishing as the original Essence. The brush finish on both case and bezel are perfectly rounded off with hand-finished mirror polished bevels. With a height of just 10mm, this watch will fit under your shirt cuff as well as your wing suit...

officially certified movement

The Essence ThirtyNine is powered by a Swiss Made Sellita SW200-1 self-winding movement with a power reserve of 38 hours. We've chosen its highest quality grade "Chronometer" because it comes with premium components such as a Glucydur balance wheel which is exceptionally hard and stable, very resistant to deformation, non-magnetic, and non-corrosive. The movement is completely decorated and wound by Formex’s in-house developed and custom built skeletonized rotor. Each one of these movements 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. Each certified chronometer is unique, identified by a number engraved on its movement and a certificate number issued by the COSC. While less than 3% of Swiss watch movements are officially certified, Formex further rate test them per the same criteria after assembly, to measure if there is any deviation from the certification rates.

fine adjustment clasp

Besides contributing to visual appeal, the details on the Essence ThirtyNine also serve a purpose. For a timepiece to be a watch for all occasions, it needs to feel exceptionally comfortable on the wrist. For even more wrist comfort, Formex added their patented Carbon Fiber Composite Folding Clasp that allows for fine-adjustment of the strap length on the go, allowing for a perfect fit on the wrist in all conditions and temperatures. The strap can be changed without the use of any tools with Formex's patented quick release system. The stainless steel bracelet with screwed links has the same quick release system and also features a unique micro-extension system.

4 unique Dials

The horizontal lines on the dial are one of the watch's most defining features. To achieve the crisp lines and sharp angles, each line has been CNC machined into the dial individually. The mirror polished bevels on the indexes and hands reflect the finishing of the case. With a new green dial, we add another unique look to the Essence collection.

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: 39mm
  • Height: 10mm
  • Lug width: 20mm
  • Lug-to-lug: 45mm
  • Water resistance: 10 bar (100 metres / 330 feet)
  • Weight: 65g (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.
  • 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 ThirtyNine leather 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

0333.1.6631.100

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
80%
(4)
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C
C.H.
A New Favorite!

This watch is outstanding. I own several Hamiltons and Longines, but this watch stands on its own in all aspects. An absolute beauty.

Thank you very much for your excellent review. We're honored by your feedback and love to know that your Formex is your new favorite wrist companion.

J
J.
Almost great

Overall I'm very happy with the Essence 39. But two minor issues, in my opinion, keep it from 5 stars. One, while the blue dial looks great on the web sight, in person it's too dark, looking almost black in some light. Two, I have some difficulty turning the crown and would like more knurling for better grip.

I really appreciate you sharing your experience with your new Formex Essence 39mm. We understand that the multi-finished dial completely changes color and look in different lighting and angles and while this might be fascinating to look at, it certainly deviates from how we can present it in a single picture on our website. Your comment about the crown is really appreciated and we'll include this in our upcoming product development sessions. It's something we haven't heard from other customers and if you believe that there is too much resistance when turning the crown, we're happy to look into that.

S
S.V.

Automatic Chronometer Blue 39 mm

C
C.
Great value for price

This watch has been on my radar for over a year now. When the 39MM size was announced I jumped at the chance of getting one. I finally got my watch in February and it is a beauty. The comfort level of the bracelet it is superb. Thank you Formex, you exceeded my expectations and in the process gained a customer for life. I am looking forward to your next watch release.

Thank you so much for this fantastic review. It's a great story to read that you've been eying this watch for a while, and then pulled the trigger when the size was right. We'll definitely keep you in the loop with new releases to add to your Formex collection.

M
M.D.
Amazing in all regards!

This is basically a perfectly executed watch. In-house unique tech. Chronometer grade movement. Amazing bracelet. Unique look. It’s got everything. This watch could easily compete in the $2-3k range but boy am I glad it is priced where it is!

Fantastic wrist shots there! We couldn't be more excited to read your first impressions. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
80%
(4)
20%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
C
C.H.
A New Favorite!

This watch is outstanding. I own several Hamiltons and Longines, but this watch stands on its own in all aspects. An absolute beauty.

Thank you very much for your excellent review. We're honored by your feedback and love to know that your Formex is your new favorite wrist companion.

J
J.
Almost great

Overall I'm very happy with the Essence 39. But two minor issues, in my opinion, keep it from 5 stars. One, while the blue dial looks great on the web sight, in person it's too dark, looking almost black in some light. Two, I have some difficulty turning the crown and would like more knurling for better grip.

I really appreciate you sharing your experience with your new Formex Essence 39mm. We understand that the multi-finished dial completely changes color and look in different lighting and angles and while this might be fascinating to look at, it certainly deviates from how we can present it in a single picture on our website. Your comment about the crown is really appreciated and we'll include this in our upcoming product development sessions. It's something we haven't heard from other customers and if you believe that there is too much resistance when turning the crown, we're happy to look into that.

S
S.V.

Automatic Chronometer Blue 39 mm

C
C.
Great value for price

This watch has been on my radar for over a year now. When the 39MM size was announced I jumped at the chance of getting one. I finally got my watch in February and it is a beauty. The comfort level of the bracelet it is superb. Thank you Formex, you exceeded my expectations and in the process gained a customer for life. I am looking forward to your next watch release.

Thank you so much for this fantastic review. It's a great story to read that you've been eying this watch for a while, and then pulled the trigger when the size was right. We'll definitely keep you in the loop with new releases to add to your Formex collection.

M
M.D.
Amazing in all regards!

This is basically a perfectly executed watch. In-house unique tech. Chronometer grade movement. Amazing bracelet. Unique look. It’s got everything. This watch could easily compete in the $2-3k range but boy am I glad it is priced where it is!

Fantastic wrist shots there! We couldn't be more excited to read your first impressions. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.