About this watch
The Essence top of the line model is limited to just 25 pieces. It combines precious metals, which have always played a critical role in watchmaking history, with high-tech materials. The result is a stunning high precision timepiece made of an 18 ct solid rose gold case, an ultra-light case back and innovative clasp made of proprietary carbon fiber composite, a deep black and virtually scratch-proof Zirconium oxide ceramic bezel and crown, and a forged carbon fiber dial with a pattern that is completely unique for each and every piece. The Essence Oro is powered by a tested and proven Swiss Made Sellita SW200-1 self-winding Chronometer grade movement and has been meticulously tested and certified for utmost accuracy and precision by COSC, the official testing institute for Swiss Made high precision timepieces.
Robust. 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. The Essence Oro is made of 43 grams of solid 18 ct rose gold, encased with the most high-tech materials that can be found in watch manufacturing. Hand-finished with undiluted passion, this watch is crafted with an execution only found in high-end timepieces.
Comfortable. Our patented Case Suspension System and the carbon fiber composite clasp with patented Fine Adjustment System adapt to your wrist movements and daily adventures.
Bold. The mix of materials combines modern and innovative watchmaking, is functional and gives this watch a very distinctive, unique look.
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.
- 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
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.
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.
Lug width: 22mm
Water resistance: 10 bar (100 metres / 330 feet)
Weight: 76g (case only)
Bezel: Zirconium Oxide Ceramic
Case: 18 ct solid rose gold (33g on the case, 11g on the buckle)
Glass: Sapphire crystal (front and back) with anti-reflection treatment
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 Oro 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 Oro leather, rubber and nylon straps.
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.
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 Watch even more comfortable to wear.