About this watch
The Essence Splash Collection is a limited series of vibrant dials with a perfect balance between the gentle allure of pastels and the exhilarating intensity of neon hues. Each dial boasts the Essence collection's distinctive horizontal lines, meticulously CNC-machined into the dial base one by one. To achieve the unique grainy and ultra-matte finish, the colors are skillfully hand-sprayed in our dial manufacture nestled in the Swiss Jura mountains. Contrasting gun-metal finished hour markers and hands enhance legibility and make a bold statement against the vivid backdrop of the dials. With its subtle structure and a smooth, slightly silky feel, the 50g (1.75oz) case made of Carbon Fiber Composite was entirely developed in-house. Bezel and crown are made of scratch-proof Zirconium Oxide ceramic. At the 6 o'clock position, the date window exhibits its signature slope, flawlessly integrated with a perfectly color-matched date wheel. Embrace the spirit of summer with the Formex Splash collection, a unique fusion of colors, craftsmanship, and exclusivity.
Limited to summer
Embracing the essence of the summer season, these timepieces are available only during the sun-kissed months and in a limited production run, ensuring a unique and refreshing style that captures the spirit of the season. With their unique blend of colors, craftsmanship, and exclusivity, the Formex Splash collection represents the perfect opportunity to embrace the beauty and vibrancy of summer in a truly exceptional timepiece.
- Swiss Made Automatic Movement
- 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
- STAINLESS STEEL
- Customize your Watch
- Add another bracelet , strap, or clasp
- Customize your Watch
- Add another bracelet , strap, or clasp
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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.
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Free Express Delivery
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.
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.
Carbon Fiber Composite and High-tech Ceramics
The deep black color of the Formex Leggera case is achieved through material choice rather than surface coating like DLC or PVD. This 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 the bezel and crown are made of this high-tech ceramic.
Officially Certified Mechanical Movement
The Essence Leggera is powered by a Swiss Made Sellita SW200-1 self-winding movement with a power reserve of 41 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, Swiss Made watches from Formex further rate test them per the same criteria after assembly, to measure if there is any deviation from the certification rates.
Deployant Clasp with patented Fine Adjustment System
Besides contributing to visual appeal, the details on the Swiss Made watch Essence Leggera 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 Deployant Clasp that allows for 7mm of gradual fine-adjustment, allowing for a perfect fit on the wrist in all conditions and temperatures. The clasp is interchangeable and can be used on multiple leather and rubber straps.
The Essence of Summer
For this summer collection, our goal was to create dials that pop but don't overwhelm. Working with our lacquer specialist on different hues, tints, tones, and shades, we felt that little adjustments sometimes made a surprisingly striking difference. A machined dial like this must be sprayed very skillfully in order to retain the textured character of the dial, while still applying enough lacquer to guarantee a flawlessly colored dial base. It's fascinating how subtle refinements in color, technique and texture can transform the overall aesthetic and evoke a sense of playfulness and vibrancy, perfectly capturing the essence of the summer season. We believe that sometimes all you need is a little splash of color.
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. 41 hours power reserve.
Lug width: 22mm
Water resistance: 10 bar (100 metres / 330 feet)
Weight: 50g (case only)
Bezel: Zirconium Oxide Ceramic
Case: Proprietary Carbon Fiber Composite
Glass: Sapphire crystal (front and back) with anti-reflection treatment
NATO strap designed by WatchGecko, with stainless steel hardware
Italian calf leather straps and black rubber strap with curved spring bars, Quick Release function and carbon fiber composite folding clasp with patented Micro-Adjustment System.
All Essence 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 and rubber straps.
Multi-finished and in-house manufactured dials with BGW9 Super-LumiNova on applied hands and indexes.